Compensated nut for a stringed instrument

  • US 6,433,264 B1
  • Filed: 11/25/1998
  • Issued: 08/13/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/25/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A compensated nut for a stringed instrument, the stringed instrument having one or more strings, a body and a neck, the nut comprising:

  • an elongated body having a length sufficient to extend across at least a portion of the neck of the stringed instrument; and

    one or more fixed intonation portions on a front side of the elongated body, the intonation portions having different dimensions according to the desired pitch compensation for each string and being configured such that a line extending through the one or more fixed intonation portions does not form a sinusoidal arc.

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