Micarta Saddle, 1/8" blank

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

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Acoustic guitar saddle

Micarta Saddle, 1/8" blank

4-1/8" x 15/32" x 1/8"
(104.78mm x 11.91mm x 3.18mm)
Item # 0211
In stock, ready to ship!


12 or more $3.12
36 or more $2.57
Quantity Discount Prices apply when you buy multiples of the same item number.
Total: $0.00
Quantity: 20


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.

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Micarta Saddle, 1/8" blank

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What a difference a nut makes

By SRW from Burleson, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 08, 2013

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.

Back to bone for me.

By srb-guitars from France
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, April 24, 2013

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.

Worked great

By KeepinBusy from Manassas, VA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 09, 2012

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!

Quality Supplies!

By Wilmer Gingerich from Jamesport MO
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 17, 2011

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.

Saddle Sizes

By ChrisG from Winnipeg, MB Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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.

Micarta Saddle

By p gaudreau from canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 18, 2011


Micarta is a great choice for saddles

By justinarts from West Texas, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 11, 2011

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

My several purchases

By Robert (Bob) Hardison from Columbia, Tn.
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 20, 2011

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.

Micarta Saddle

By benderb9 from St Petersburg,FL
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 01, 2011

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+++

Worked like a charm.

By Rick VDL from Hemet, CA, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, June 18, 2011

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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