Micarta Saddle, 1/8" blank

4.5
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Softer than bone, and files easily. Micarta is an excellent synthetic bone substitute.

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Micarta Saddle, 1/8" blank

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Softer than bone, and files easily. Micarta is an excellent synthetic bone substitute.

Specified by Martin for nuts and saddles since the 1960s. Ivory in color and a bit softer than bone, it files and sands easily and gives a uniform tone. Its uniform density is ideal for use with undersaddle transducer pickups. Each blank has a flat bottom surface; shaping and slotting required.

Blank
4-1/8" x 15/32" x 1/8"
(104.78mm x 11.91mm x 3.18mm)


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4.5
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5.0

What a difference a nut makes

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Curious as to how much difference a saddle makes, I used a Micarta saddle to replace the broken original plastic one on an old Silvertone acoustic. I didn't think it was worth all the extra work of making a saddle for this guitar...until I played it. Very dramatic improvement in tone.

2.0

Back to bone for me.

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Not great. Its tough, hard to file. Clogs up the files way too much. Didn't like it at all. Ho hum. Back to bone next time.

5.0

Worked great

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I got this to make and replace the plastic saddle on a learner guitar for a friend. You want to talk about a difference! It was easy to work with and defiantly improved the sound of the guitar. Thanks!

5.0

Quality Supplies!

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Micarta is some interesting stuff! Hard as all get out and works well for most players. I use bone for the real heavy hitters though because it wears less.

4.0

Saddle Sizes

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This material is great for saddles, however a ukulele builder has to waste much of it. The ideal size for us would be 3 X 0.125 X 0.25 inches.

5.0

Micarta Saddle

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Excellent

5.0

Micarta is a great choice for saddles

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I really like the micarta for saddles. It is so uniform and easy to work. Thanks for offering the quantity discounts!

5.0

My several purchases

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All of the purchases of the past several years have been very pleasing. The best has been the high quality of every purchase. Also, your response when I ask for your help on a guitar problem. Your staff is really helpful. I am so proud to have found Stewmac, which, now was several years ago. Robert (Bob) Hardison.

5.0

Micarta Saddle

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picked these up for some nylon string basses I'm making and they work GREAT. The first went on a 41.5 scale slap bass and it's easy to shape and resonates really well. Perfect for my purpose. The saddle has a piezo pickup under it in the homemade wooden bridge and it really transmits the sound nicely to the eq system. Nice clear tone for days. Next up is a 25" short scale bass and I can't wait to hear that one. A+++

5.0

Worked like a charm.

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This material was easy to work with and the saddle I made looked professional and perfect in every way after a little polishing with fine, wet sandpaper.

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