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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For 3/32"-wide 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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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
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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
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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
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TUSQ Saddles

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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Great peice of upgrade goodness.

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I got the 20 inch radius tusq saddle for my mid 1990's 12 string yamaha fg 312 II because the stock plastic one split into 3 one day. So I picked this one up, and it fit perfectly. Right length and width. I just had to sand it down a bit because it was too tall, but other than that, it is a great upgrade. Not only that, but the sound and sustain is amazing now with it. Definitly worth it.

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Tusq Saddle

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Excellent material. Highly recommended!

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Quality Supplies!

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A Taylor Guitars staple. Makes for a quick replacement if you but the compensated model. This is a manufactured material that is extremely hard.

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Great stuff...

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This material is fantastic!...It rings like a silver coin when you drop it on a hard surface or work it in a vise, is easy to fabricate, and doesn't give that sweet smell of bone when you sand it. The difference in sound on my 0-18 is like night and day with the new saddle...great stuff!

5.0

great saddle

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Requires shims to replace the old wood saddle on my 1970 Gibson, but works very well when fitted. Some improvement in volume and clarity.

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I receive my order intact and promptly thankÆs to StewMac and DHL Express Tusq saddle look and sound great.

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Best there is

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Outside of real bone or ivory, there is nothing better than Tusq. String spacing is always spot on, they always leave you a little meat so you can adjust to your individual instrument, top quality product. Goes on mine, and all my customer's instruments.

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consistently HARD, as needed

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I was able to adjust these saddles, as desired, via a 'bench grinder' and hand-files for final touches. It's the kind of thing to do in a relaxed fashion, say when watching a movie or some such.

Results varied by guitar wood(s). Most improvement(s) were observed on soft-wood guitars, like sapelle (African mahogany).

Purer, more open, harmonic sound results ... a very pleasing, rich sound.

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rolfm5

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Very easy to work with. Has improved the sound. Would recommend getting one.

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Easy to use

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First time I've used Tusq and I have to say, it was so easy to work with. Perfect replacement for an over-done Taylor saddle. Reduces without too much effort and polishes to a fine finish.

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