The Floyd Rose locking nut secures the strings within the nut, and when used in conjunction with a Floyd Rose bridge offers the ultimate in tuning stability in a tremolo system. These nuts feature a 10" radius. Ideally, the fretboard radius should also be 10", but we have found they will work fine on any neck radius between 9" and 12".
Please Note: There are many Floyd Rose-licensed locking nuts available. Though they may look similar, they do not all share the same dimensions or radius. Warmoth's Floyd Rose Locking Nut Prep is designed to work with the Official Floyd Rose nuts made by Schaller ONLY. These nuts are included with both the Original and the Schaller Floyd Systems, and are also sold separately in our Hardware section.
Nut Width Identification
To properly prepare a shelf for a Floyd Rose nut, we must know its size number. This number is cast into the bottom of the nut, and begins with "R" on right-handed nuts, or "L" on left-handed nuts. These numbers correspond with nut widths, as shown below:
- R2 = 1-5/8" Nut-Width
- R3 = 1-11/16" Nut-Width (Narrow Spacing)
- R4 = 1-11/16" Nut-Width (Wide Spacing)
- R5 = 1-3/4" Nut-Width
- L2 = 1-5/8" Nut-Width
- L3 = 1-11/16" Nut-Width (Narrow Spacing)
- L4 = 1-11/16" Nut-Width (Wide Spacing)
- L5 = 1-3/4" Nut-Width
Please Note: Sizes R3 and R4, and L3 and L4 are all for use on necks with a 1-11/16" nut width. What differentiates them is their string spacing. Size 3 nuts use a narrow spacing similar to that of a 1-5/8" nut width, and work well any time a player wishes for a little more margin on the edges of the fretboard, as on necks with binding. Size 4 nuts offer a slightly wider string spacing that feels more natural to some players.
The Floyd Rose Nut Prep option is available on Warmoth Modern Construction necks only:
- Straight Neck Prep
- Tiltback Neck Prep