Bleached White Bone Saddles

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Bone's hardness and density contributes to good tone, it polishes well, and it allows more precise filing. Stewart-MacDonald is your source for quality bone!
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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$4.99

12 or more $4.29
24 or more $3.69
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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

12 or more $10.61
24 or more $9.13
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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
In stock, ready to ship!

$6.17

12 or more $5.31
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

12 or more $11.14
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
In stock, ready to ship!

$10.25

12 or more $8.81
24 or more $7.58
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Bleached White Bone Saddles

Bone's hardness and density contributes to good tone, it polishes well, and it allows more precise filing. Stewart-MacDonald is your source for quality bone!
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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3.0

disappointing

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These are of good quality material but the size doesn't work. The saddle blanks are meant to fit Martin bridge slots but are barely .093 thick, which is 3/32, the nominal Martin saddle slot width. In fact, many Martin slots are .100 or more, making these unusable about half the time. they should be taller, too, as Martin has been making their bridges thicker and the slots deeper for the last 10 years or so. I'll use these blanks up eventually, but they should be resized to fit a Martin bridge.

3.0

Oversize Bone Blank

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The blank I received was bent and twisted. Not bad, but not good either. Luckily bone is very workable and I didn't need to do that much to get it in shape. My saddle needed almost the full width and depth dimensions so very careful sanding was needed. Tolerance was not good but bottom line is it worked.

4.0

Good Nut and Saddle Material

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I have purchased and used the bone saddle and nut material and both have worked very well. I prefer bone saddles and nuts for most of my acoustic work and bone nuts are excellent for many electrics as well. I have only received one piece of bone saddle material that could not be used because it was bowed. All in all, a good material choice.

5.0

my three cuatros

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the bone saddle came out just right for my cuatro

5.0

improved clarity

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adding a bone saddle on my old Sigma acoustic brightened and added clarity to its sound. Would recommend having it installed by a guitar shop. Only cost about $30.

5.0

Bone Saddle

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Haven't used them yet. I expect them to be fine.

5.0

Bone Saddle Material

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I build archtop mandolin-family instruments and do some repairs on the side. I like to stick with traditional materials, and Stewart MacDonald always provides quality options. In this case the customer's Gibson SJ-200's saddle slot was slightly over-sized, and the larger saddle blank fit the bill perfectly. I really appreciate the fact the material is always shipped quickly. In the 50 plus orders I've received, I have never experienced a mistake in the delivery.

5.0

bone

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I build limited numbers of parlour guitars and irish bouzoukis; I only use natural materials, solid woods etc. and will consider nothing but natural bone for nuts and saddles. The material I get from Stewmac is of outstanding quality.

4.0

Tone-bone

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Conveniently sized pieces of bone, instant improvement in tone!

5.0

The best tone improvement in acoustic guitar!

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The first step in improving your guitar's tone and volume: a bone saddle!

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