I needed to develop a tune stabilizing system that’s easy to install in minutes without the need to hire a luthier or repairperson to install it. I wanted the option of being able to instantly remove the system if I decided to take it off for any reason or use it on another guitar without the worry of it causing any damage to the guitar’s wood or paint finish.
After an incredibly long journey of many prototypes and much experimentation the Guitar NutBuster® was finally born. I have since been using and beta testing the Guitar NutBuster® for over 4 years and have become so accustomed to having it on my guitars that I frankly will never play a stock Standard Tremolo System equipped guitar without having it on. Over the years, the tremolo bar had become a very important aspect of my style and I’m now able to play my stock Standard Tremolo System equipped guitars with the “tuning piece of mind” that I was so used to having while playing those other guitars.
Over the past 4 years, it has been absolutely amazing to be able to finally use my Standard Tremolo System equipped guitars outside of my practice space without having those constant tuning problem concerns anymore. Prior to using the Guitar NutBuster®, I remember having to always be mentally aware and extremely careful while using a Standard Tremolo System being in constant fear of their temperamental tendencies that could instantly knock me completely out of tune if I accidentally hit the tremolo bar too hard. After 4 years of using and testing prototypes of this device on Standard Tremolo equipped guitars, I have all but forgotten about ever having any tremolo restrictions in the past.
When designing the Guitar NutBuster® it was very important for me to have it be as small as possible in order to not look strange or odd on the guitar. It was also extremely important that it would be easy to use and incredibly easy for anyone to install themselves without the need to hire a luthier/repair person. I also needed it to be adaptable in order to be used on a variety of standard guitar brands and models. Proudly made in the USA, the Guitar NutBuster® is very versatile and can be used on standard six string electric and acoustic guitar having a (1 13/32”) “E” string to “E” string span at the nut (+/- 1/32”). This basically covers the vast majority of guitar models that we all own and love to play.
Although I originally created the Guitar NutBuster® primarily to be used on Standard Tremolo System equipped guitars, I was very curious one day to see how it would sound if installed on an acoustic guitar. I grabbed a lower quality acoustic guitar to use for experimental purposes. I figured that if it could improve this cheap acoustic guitar’s performance in any way, I would definitely be onto something. Following the initial installation and final tune up on this less than desirable acoustic guitar, I started to strum a few chords to see if I noticed anything different and I immediately noticed a significant improvement in the guitar’s sustain, volume and resonating character.