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TUSQ Saddles

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Man-made ivory from Graph Tech, for enhanced tone and sustain.

Available in convenient ready-made shapes and sizes, TUSQ® bridge saddles are preferred by many acoustic guitarmakers for rich tone and sustain. TUSQ is an advanced polymer that's formed under high heat and pressure for uniform density. It's designed to transfer string energy more efficiently, to make guitars come alive with enhanced harmonics, volume and sustain. Final trimming required; please measure your bridge slot before ordering.

"TUSQ nuts and saddles have improved the sustain and clarity of our guitars. We now use them on all models." —Bob Taylor, Taylor Guitars


$11.60

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For 3/32" bridge slots
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TUSQ Saddles For 3/32" bridge slot; 20" top radius

For 3/32" bridge slot; 20" top radius

2-29/32" x 3/8" x 3/32"
(73.86mm x 9.73mm x 2.57mm)
20" (508.00mm) top radius

Item # 3559
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$11.60

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TUSQ Saddles For 3/32" bridge slot; 16" top radius, with string compensation
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For 3/32" bridge slot; 16" top radius, with string compensation

2-29/32" x 13/32" x 3/32"
(73.81mm x 10.32mm x 2.38mm)
16" (406.40mm) top radius
Fully compensated

Item # 3555
Due 1-3 days
Email when in stock

$11.60

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For 1/8" bridge slot
LENGTH x HEIGHT x THICKNESS
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TUSQ Saddles For 1/8" bridge slot; 16" top radius, with string compensation
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For 1/8" bridge slot; 16" top radius, with string compensation

2-13/16" x 5/16" x 1/8"
(71.42mm x 7.94 x 3.18)
16" (406.40mm) top radius
Fully compensated

Item # 3556
In stock, ready to ship!

$11.60

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TUSQ Saddles For 1/8" bridge slot; 14" top radius

For 1/8" bridge slot; 14" top radius

3-1/32" x 7/16" x 1/8"
(76.71mm x 11.43mm x 3.15mm)
14" (355.60mm) top radius

Item # 3557
In stock, ready to ship!

$11.60

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TUSQ Saddles For 1/8" bridge slot; 12" top radius, with string compensation

For 1/8" bridge slot; 12" top radius, with string compensation

2-13/16" x 13/32" x 1/8"
(71.12mm x 9.98mm x 3.10mm)
12" (304.80mm) top radius
Compensated for B string

Item # 3558
In stock, ready to ship!

$11.60

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TUSQ Saddles For 1/8" bridge slot; 10" top radius, with string compensation

For 1/8" bridge slot; 10" top radius, with string compensation

2-7/8" x 7/16" x 1/8"
(73.15mm x 10.92mm x 3.25mm)
10" (254.00mm) top radius
Fully compensated

Item # 1880
In stock, ready to ship!

$11.60

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TUSQ Saddles

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Man-made ivory from Graph Tech, for enhanced tone and sustain.

Available in convenient ready-made shapes and sizes, TUSQ® bridge saddles are preferred by many acoustic guitarmakers for rich tone and sustain. TUSQ is an advanced polymer that's formed under high heat and pressure for uniform density. It's designed to transfer string energy more efficiently, to make guitars come alive with enhanced harmonics, volume and sustain. Final trimming required; please measure your bridge slot before ordering.

"TUSQ nuts and saddles have improved the sustain and clarity of our guitars. We now use them on all models." —Bob Taylor, Taylor Guitars


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5.0

TUSQ saddle improves tone

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On an 'inexpensive' Yamaha (GF720) this saddle (along with a PlateMate and set of Ivoroid pins) brought out a bit more treble response. I'll be putting a TUSQ saddle on my Martin 12-string soon!

5.0

Your best bet!

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Verified Buyer


If you're looking to replace your current saddle, this is your best bet for tone! Better than bone especially if it sits atop a piezo pickup. Excellent quality.

5.0

Replacement Saddle

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Verified Buyer


Easy Fix Made a Cheap Guitar Playable, Shaved the Saddle along with a Neck Adjustment and Nut fix , Now it plays

5.0

Saddle replacement 

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Verified Buyer


Great customer service made for a quick and painless replacement. Got the right part the first time and got back to playing quickly! Thanks again stewmac!!!!

3.0

Good quality -- but beware bluish color!

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Verified Buyer


TUSQ material is hard, as advertised. The saddle itself was well formed, but I was disappointed at how cold blue/gray the color of the "ivory" was, which does not really come through on the images on-line. This was at compete odds with the warm tones of my guitar's woods and finish -- so much so that I ended up using an unbleached bone saddle instead. (Even bleached bone would be warmer in color. Imagine the difference between florescent and incandescent lightbulbs and you'll have an idea of what I'm talking about.)

4.0

Tusq saddle

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Verified Buyer


Bought to replace saddle on Breedlove Atlas C25sre.

5.0

Worked like a charm

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Verified Buyer


I bought this to replace the saddle on my Guild guitar which had a rather unique saddle. This came with the action way-too-high and I wanted to lower it, but I didn't want to mess up this original saddle since it is unique, The thickness, height and width of the TUSQ saddle looked to be pretty close to the spec's I was seeing on my current saddle so I thought I'd give this a try. Thinking that I would be filing this down, I decided to put it on and sting it up to see how much I needed to take off. The action was perfect, no work required..... wow, I'm done.

5.0

Saddles are great

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Verified Buyer


The Tusc saddles are fantastic.

5.0

Perfect

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Verified Buyer


A perfect fit replacement, exactly as ordered. For some reason, sounds better amplified than the stock saddle in a Luna Dragonfly. It shouldn't but it does; maybe the bottom makes better contact with the under-saddle pickup.

5.0

Tusq Compensated Saddle

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After removing the under saddle pick up I needed a new saddle so I chose the Tusq Compensated 1880. It was an easy install that took less than an hour. A very nice upgrade.

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