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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"-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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$11.60

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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$11.60

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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$11.60

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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Did the job.

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I needed to replace the bridge saddle on an Epiphone Zenith Bass as I'd taken too much off the original. I had to do some sanding to match the slot profile but it was an easy job. A perfectly flat base is required to sit flush against the pickup "wire" so as to avoid dead strings. This was easy to do with this material. Also the 14" radius matched the fret board perfectly. I'm now getting an even string volume and it sounds great.

5.0

Excellent

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Materials are perfect and tone is good. It fits very well with piezo transducer

5.0

Great product

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I restored an old Harmony 1260 using a Tusq saddle, and it really made the guitar come alive. Very well made, easy to file, and there was a noticeable improvement in tone and sustain. The compensated design helped correct intonation problems. The intonation is now spot on.

5.0

Very Nice

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As always, good quality, easy to work with and a really great clear tone.

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!

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