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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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For 1/8"-wide bridge slots
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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

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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 for acoustic guitar

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The saddle was exactly what I needed. Quality seems spot on but a challenge to file- fits better than the original. Thanks for the on-line advice from the Stew-Mac staff.

5.0

Great saddle material

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I have an old Silvertone 619 archtop guitar I am restoring. It had an old nonstock wooden bridge that was in poor condition and I replaced it with a Foley archtop bridge with a bone saddle. I know bone is accepted as the absolutely best material for a saddle but the tone sounded dull to me. I replaced the bone saddle with a Tusq saddle and the difference was definitely noticeable. The sound is now much brighter and clearer. I think Tusq is really hard to beat and its easy to shape. Highly recommended.

4.0

Not bone tone

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This saddle was very easy to trim and shape and is very solid. I like the tone as well, but I can't say it's bone tone. Although I used one of these to improve my son's Martin OMCX1KE (no question and improvement) and one to replace the worn saddle on a old Takamine jazz guitar, I would consider it a step down on my Collings.

5.0

Fit Nice

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I'm getting these for now on a huge time saver for me I had minor fit time and no more making bone saddles for me

5.0

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.

5.0

Tusq Saddle

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Excellent material. Highly recommended!

5.0

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.

5.0

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.

5.0

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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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