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What material do you prefer for a nut (or saddle in some cases)

  • bone

    Votes: 10 52.6%
  • nylon

    Votes: 2 10.5%
  • tusq

    Votes: 5 26.3%
  • other (brass etc)

    Votes: 2 10.5%
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Is there really a ton of difference between these materials as far as tone and sustain goes?
I've always thought that nylon was the material of choice for cheap guitars (Like on my old Harmony) but I see that some builders are still using it. I don't know much about plastics, but if I didn't know better, I'd assume that working with nylon would be more difficult than bone or tusq? I recall it being tough and sinewy and hard to cut without it having a "furry" edge. (My only working experience has been with industrial nylon and UHMW)

What's your nut/saddle preference and why?
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