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Bleached White Bone Saddles

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Stewart-MacDonald is your source for quality bone!
Bone's hardness and density contributes to good tone, it polishes well, and it allows more precise filing. Bone is traditionally preferred for making nuts and saddles on quality instruments.

Shaped saddles will save you a LOT of work—a head start for the novice, and a timesaver for the busy shop. The sizes have been carefully researched, and accurately radiused, so that minor trimming, slotting, and sanding are usually all you'll need to do.

Blank saddles have oversize length and height, for custom shaping in your shop. They're ready for trimming, filing, sanding and slotting.


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For Martin® and classical guitars
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Bleached White Bone Saddles For Martin, blank

For Martin, blank

Blank
4-1/4" x 15/32" x 3/32"
(107.95mm x 11.91mm x 2.38mm)

Item # 6030
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$5.39

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Bleached White Bone Saddles For Martin, shaped

For Martin, shaped

Pre-shaped
4-1/4" x 25/64" x 3/32"
(107.95mm x 9.92mm x 2.38mm)
20" (508mm) top radius

Item # 6033
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$12.34

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For Gibson® and classical guitars
LENGTH x HEIGHT x THICKNESS
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Bleached White Bone Saddles For Gibson, blank

For Gibson, blank

Blank
4-1/4" x 15/32" x 9/64"
(107.95mm x 11.91mm x 3.57mm)

Item # 6031
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$6.17

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24 or more $4.57
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Bleached White Bone Saddles For Gibson, shaped

For Gibson, shaped

Pre-shaped
4-1/4" x 25/64" x 1/8"
(107.95mm x 9.92mm x 3.18mm)
10" (254mm) top radius

Item # 6034
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$12.95

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24 or more $9.58
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Oversize for compensated saddles
LENGTH x HEIGHT x THICKNESS
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Bleached White Bone Saddles Oversized

Oversized

Blank
4" x 1/2" x 1/4"
(101.6mm x 12.7mm x 6.35mm)

Item # 6032
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$10.25

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Bleached White Bone Saddles

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Stewart-MacDonald is your source for quality bone!
Bone's hardness and density contributes to good tone, it polishes well, and it allows more precise filing. Bone is traditionally preferred for making nuts and saddles on quality instruments.

Shaped saddles will save you a LOT of work—a head start for the novice, and a timesaver for the busy shop. The sizes have been carefully researched, and accurately radiused, so that minor trimming, slotting, and sanding are usually all you'll need to do.

Blank saddles have oversize length and height, for custom shaping in your shop. They're ready for trimming, filing, sanding and slotting.


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5.0

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Always a consistent and quality product

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These saddle blank come with a lot if spaces left. I was first scared about the size. But when they reach me, they are all oversize by a lot. So just order which that closest to yours. I had done a saddle for myself which compensated string by string. The quality is great. Give a little bit patient and it can be shaped easily.

5.0

Quality bone

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Good quality bleached bone for all instruments.(Pic is my personal dreadnaught with rose inlay on fingerboard extention)

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Quality Supplies!

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Quality from StewMac!

4.0

Martin 3/32" on the thin side

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I agree with an earlier reviewer, the Martin 3/32" (.094") blanks, while nominally correct, are often a bit too thin for Martin slots, which can trend closer to .100" for some reason (they may widen slightly over time from bridge shrinkage.) The Gibson blanks are thicker (a bit too much!) than the nominal 1/8", I'd like to find the Martin blanks at .100" and dress them back down a few thou as required.

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Saddle dimensions

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I have noticed, particularly with the #6031 blanks, the thickness is usually quite a bit greater than the already generous 9/64" (.140"), often .150". I know the last thing you want is an undersize blank, but the normal Gibson saddle is "1/8" or .125 - .130, so having to shave off .020" is a lot. I'd prefer the blanks to be limited to .135" max, and add an "extra thick" blank of say .150" for those oddball wide slots.

5.0

Consistent Quality

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These blanks are always consistent, and the pricing is great.

3.0

Gibson style shaped bone saddle blanks

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I bought these to replace the "mystery" plastic saddles on a Gibson J-45 and a Hummingbird I own. These are pretty nice quality bone blanks that should save a bit of fabrication time.

The one issue I have with them concerns the rounded top surface. This is fine for a non-compensated saddle, but all modern Gibson acoustics use saddles with a compensated "B" string. To duplicate this, I will need to grind the top of the saddle square to begin the compensation notches, and there may not be enough height to the saddle after doing this. Also, the top radius measures 10" rather than the more common 12", so be aware of this.

5.0

Consistent Quality & Solid Performance

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I use a lot of these blanks for a variety of wood and carbon fiber guitars and other instruments.

They are always well packed to prevent chipping along the edges. The bone grain is super consistent. I've done a lot of independent research (blind tests) on bone vs. Tusq and bone definitely gets a bad wrap. It is warmer, with better clarity, frequency and response then Tusq, hands down.

There exists some bad bone blanks with dead spots, but they are not made from these blanks. These blanks are excellent, averaging about 99/100 for me so far. I had one break (along the grain) with a very thin slot, but made another and it worked perfect. If you want the best, this is what your looking for.

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Pre-shaped bridge blanks

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With this saddle already having to right radius on them makes them quick and easy. All you have to do is cut it to length and shave it to the proper height and you're done. I used it on an under bridge pick up system and it sounds great, even tone and volume on all strings. Dad's old guitar, he would have loved it.

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