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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

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
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$10.25

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24 or more $7.58
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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

Perfect!

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I decided to tweak the action on my 1980 Washburn D-20. I hit the old plastic saddle with the Dremmel and chewed it beyond usefulness. StewMac to the rescue! I picked up a #6033 saddle for a Martin and with minimal trimming and sanding it fits perfectly! I need to adjust the height but I think I will wait for that. The Washburn sounds GREAT! The bone saddle has brightened up the tone considerably. It is a good investment.

5.0

Perfect

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Perfect stuff for freely sized bridges!

4.0

Not bad

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Not consistently white. Apart from that, very nice.

4.0

Good deal

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Came in slightly oversized, perfect for a nice tight fit after a bit of sanding.

5.0

Good stuff

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Always a consistent and quality product

5.0

great...

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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)

5.0

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.

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