TUSQ delivers the optimum frequencies from the strings to the ukulele/guitar top, producing richer and fuller tone.
Luthiers and players agree...any stringed instrument come alive with TUSQ man-made ivory. TUSQ is simply more efficient at transferring vibrations to your ukulele/guitar top, resulting in big open lows and clear bell like highs.
Bone and Ivory nuts and saddles have one inherent problem - they're made from organic materials, and therefore have inconsistent soft or dead spots because of their natural grain. TUSQ nuts, saddles and bridge pins are precision engineered under high pressure and heat, specifically to govern which frequencies are transferred to your ukulele/guitar top (tone), and which frequencies remain in the strings (sustain).
TUSQ is a proprietary material which is precision engineered under high pressure and heat. It is specifically formulated to deliver the right frequencies with the optimum transfer rate to the top of your guitar every time. TUSQ is consistent from piece to piece, and within each piece, to offer you harmonically rich tones without the problems associated with natural materials.
NuBone is a derivative of Graph Tech's highly resonant TUSQ material, manufactured to very close tolerances under high heat and pressure. Specific ratios are used that contribute to NuBone's hardness, workability, appearance, and most importantly, ukulele/guitar performance with most of the tone, richness and clarity of TUSQ at a fraction of the price .