This has probably been discussed in detail here before, but I can't find any info on it. Anyway, I just took an original MIM Strat to my Luthier to have a new nut installed (the original owner had widened the slots in the original nut for some crazy oversized strings). I didn't even think about it when he said it, but the Luthier told me he would install a "bone" nut....they were the best! Are they? I know there are lots of materials used for the nuts on a guitar, but I have never dealt with anything but the ones that came on the guitar. What other materials are available for this and are there some that are better than others? Kind of a basic question, but it's never too late to learn!