From the Graphtech Website: TUSQ produces more harmonics in the mid and upper range of guitars. TUSQ nuts, saddles and bridge pins have harmonically rich tones, without the inconsistency found in ivory, bone or other natural materials. Bone and Ivory have hard and soft spots (grain) throughout each piece, hampering consistent transfer of vibrations to the guitar top. TUSQ has been designed to transfer the right frequencies more efficiently from the strings to the guitar’s body.
Bone remains the “king of nuts,” and is the historically correct material for vintage guitars. Nothing is as sexy as a polished bone nut on a 1-piece maple neck! The tone is very balanced and the open strings are never too loud or shrill, and you can be sure that it will last a long time. It is important to use unbleached bone, because it self-lubricates naturally, which helps you stay in tune when using a tremolo. Also, cosmetically, unbleached bone can be polished to a higher shine than bleached bone. We at Musikraft prefer unbleached camel bone. It is comparable to ivory in tone and appearance, and has a very even density.
Made in Germany. 1.6875″ locking nut for Floyd Rose Tremolo Systems