Guess that I'm nuts, but I have specifics on what nut material I prefer. I'm lucky that my local "doc" makes and cuts oustanding nuts, so last week I had a bone nut made for my Phoenix In other thread about string gauges, I posted about going lighter on the Phoenix with XL120's. They feel perfect, happy in every way but, the nut. Sloppily cut. I traded for this used, one owner, so I don't know if he did, or had the nut worked on a bit, but it just wasn't very good. So I can't say Gretsch sent it out this way, or if it was worked on, but it was time. The new bone nut was cut for the XL120 strings, and BINGO, another winner! As a lot of folks say, get the nut cut properly, and it will the best investment to make on your guitar, in so many ways. Once again, $50 well spent. Plays more comfortably than ever, and the whole set up is the best yet on this Bird. @thunder58. Better than a jackplate! Lol A few pics. Don't miss that chunk of Delrin at all!