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Saddlematic

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A real time saver! This unique aluminum/steel tool quickly and accurately finds the correct location for an acoustic guitar saddle slot.

Use the Saddlematic to position a new slotted bridge, or check the accuracy of an attached bridge and saddle. It adjusts for most acoustic guitar scale lengths up to 27".

Quickly and accurately finds the correct location for a new acoustic guitar saddle slot, for positioning a new slotted bridge, or for checking the accuracy of an attached bridge and saddle. It adjusts for most acoustic guitar scale lengths up to 27".

Saddle location pins can be set for proper scale length compensation, and for left-hand bridges. Aluminum/steel construction with set screws.

Quick and accurate way to find the correct location for a bridge saddle
Locate the the saddle slot position on a new bridge blank
Precisely place a new bridge with a pre-cut saddle slot
Check the accuracy of an existing saddle
Record the saddle location before removing a bridge for repair
Works with the strings on or off!


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Finding saddle location with the Saddlematic

How to find saddle placement location with the Saddlematic.

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5.0

Great for a first time builder.

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I purchased the Saddlematic for my Stewmac 000 kit. I am glad I did because I was nervous about positioning the bridge and this was my first ever build. The only difficult part was setting the pointers accurately. Once done though this worked fantastic and my intonation was spot on.

5.0

Does it right

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Verified Buyer


I'm a new builder, currently on 3, so I don't have an awful lot of expertise here, however I can say having this tool really made putting the bridge in the correct place a lot easier! The only challenge I've found in using it is making dead sure the bridge is in line with the fingerboard lines before attempting to locate the saddle, but once you do that, it is simple to figure out how far up or back your saddle should be. Good product. Simple to use. Not expensive. A+

4.0

Not too bad

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Verified Buyer


The metal tangs should be bent at 90 degrees to allow for more precise measurements from the face of the tool. In my case the tangs were at such an obtuse angle that I couldn't reach 1/16 of an inch from the face of the tool without bending the tangs. The tangs are well made and very hard steel so bending them takes a vice and a hammer. Other wise not a bad jig.

4.0

Thought to make one of these myself...

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Verified Buyer


... as I thought it a little on the expensive side. Decided to just go ahead a buy it. My time has got to be worth a few $$ for the hour or so it'd take. Not only helped correctly locate the correct spot for the saddle/replacement bridge I was installing, it revealed that the ORIGINAL saddle had been incorrectly located.

5.0

Handy-dandy precision tool

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Verified Buyer


After struggling with a steel ruler measuring and re-measuring, marking with tape and risking a scratch on the front of my hand-rubbed French Polished guitar top, I broke down and ordered the Saddlematic. The instructions provided with the tool were simple and complete. Compensation was made easy and precise. This tool is durable enough to be used over and over with most guitar scale lengths. I wish I had purchased it earlier.

4.0

interesting little tool...

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Verified Buyer


I bought this tool primarily to 'double check' the placement of my saddle on a new build. As it happened, I was spot on, but it was nice to have a separate procedure to check my initial measurements.

5.0

First timer got it right

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Verified Buyer


My first attempt at building a guitar, got the bridge right first try only minor bridge compensation was needed...OMG it tunes very happy!

5.0

Works as intended and then some!

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Verified Buyer


I bought this to help with two Martins that are in my shop that needed new bridges. This great tool made the job so much easier than my old use a long steel ruler method. After getting the two Martin bridges all finished, I was working on a custom "Strat" build for a client and was having some issues getting a GrapTech Floyd Rose w/Piezos situated in the proper area on the body. I repurposed the Saddlematic and used it to place the Floyd Rose bridge right where it should be. Piece of cake! Thanks StewMac!

4.0

Speeds Up The Process

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Verified Buyer


Got my Saddle-Matic a few days ago and used it right away. I had to replace the entire bridge on an old acoustic that belonged to a customers' Dad. When the Dad gave it to his son, he said it may never be playable again. With a new bridge, nut, and a set good up this old acoustic will be playable soon.

5.0

super rapide a tout moments

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Verified Buyer


Ilove this tool and I added a longer stalk for basses .Real time saver

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 31 See Saddlematic
on page 31 of our StewMac Digital Catalog