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Unbleached Bone Saddles

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Stewart-MacDonald is your source for quality bone!
Bone is traditionally favored for quality instruments. Our unbleached bone is harder than bleached white bone, and has a mottled cream vintage look. Its hardness and density contributes to good tone, it polishes well, and it allows more precise filing.

Blank saddles have oversize length and height, for custom shaping in your shop. They're ready for trimming, filing, sanding and slotting.

Shaped saddles will save you a LOT of work—a head start for the novice, and a timesaver for the busy shop. The sizes have been carefully researched, and accurately radiused, so that minor trimming, slotting, and sanding are usually all you'll need to do.

Good news: our super-hard unbleached bone saddles are available with B-string compensation too, so you'll save even more time!


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For Martin® and classical guitars
LENGTH x HEIGHT x THICKNESS
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Unbleached Bone Saddles For Martin, blank

For Martin, blank

Blank
4-1/4" x 15/32" x 3/32"
(107.95mm x 11.91mm x 2.38mm)

Item # 6030-V
In stock, ready to ship!

$7.32

12 or more $6.30
24 or more $5.42
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Unbleached Bone Saddles For Martin, shaped

For Martin, shaped

Pre-shaped
4-1/4" x 25/64" x 3/32"
(107.95mm x 9.92mm x 2.38mm)
20" (508mm) top radius

Item # 6033-V
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$13.43

12 or more $11.55
24 or more $9.94
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Unbleached Bone Saddles For Martin, intonated

For Martin, intonated

Compensated and Pre-shaped
4-1/4" x 13/32" x 3/32"
(107.95mm x 10.21mm x 2.38mm)
20" (508mm) top radius

Item # 6033-VS
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$16.41

12 or more $14.11
24 or more $12.14
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For Gibson® and classical guitars
LENGTH x HEIGHT x THICKNESS
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Unbleached Bone Saddles For Gibson, blank

For Gibson, blank

Blank
4-1/4" x 15/32" x 9/64"
(107.95mm x 11.91mm x 3.57mm)

Item # 6031-V
In stock, ready to ship!

$8.98

12 or more $7.72
24 or more $6.65
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Unbleached Bone Saddles For Gibson, shaped

For Gibson, shaped

Pre-shaped
4" x 25/64" x 1/8"
(101.60mm x 9.92mm x 3.18mm)
10" (254mm) top radius

Item # 6034-V
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$13.60

12 or more $11.70
24 or more $10.06
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Unbleached Bone Saddles For Gibson, intonated

For Gibson, intonated

Item # 6034-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$14.09

12 or more $12.12
24 or more $10.43
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Unbleached Bone Saddles

About This Item

Stewart-MacDonald is your source for quality bone!
Bone is traditionally favored for quality instruments. Our unbleached bone is harder than bleached white bone, and has a mottled cream vintage look. Its hardness and density contributes to good tone, it polishes well, and it allows more precise filing.

Blank saddles have oversize length and height, for custom shaping in your shop. They're ready for trimming, filing, sanding and slotting.

Shaped saddles will save you a LOT of work—a head start for the novice, and a timesaver for the busy shop. The sizes have been carefully researched, and accurately radiused, so that minor trimming, slotting, and sanding are usually all you'll need to do.

Good news: our super-hard unbleached bone saddles are available with B-string compensation too, so you'll save even more time!


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2.0

Mediocre - and from a company who should know better

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Neither the Gibson nor Martin saddles were trued flat -- both were cupped when checked against any straight edge or sanding plane. And, though the saddles both were cut intentionally longer than we would need in order to allow us to shorten them to just the exact length needed, there was *zero* additional thickness provided to ensure a properly snug (though not *too* snug) fit into slots with slight variations. Also, while described as 'intonated', the termination point on these for all strings but the B is somewhat lazily (and cheaply) on the frontmost edge of the saddle -- i.e., the low E isn't compensated any further back across the saddle's thickness than the G -- and as a result the low E on every instrument fretted noticeably sharp, which is why everyone (else) goes the extra mile to provide the attention to detail that we need.

Most things from StewMac are done well, but these really fell short.

Response from StewMac


Thank you for your order. Our guarantee is 100% satisfaction in every way. If an item doesn't meet your expectations, return it anytime for a refund or exchange. Our friendly customer service team is always here to help at 1-800-848-2273 if you would like to address this issue further.

5.0

They were very helpful

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Verified Buyer


I'm a total novice with guitar repairs/mods, and the StewMac rep who took my order was very helpful in advising me about the proper tools to use to fit the saddle to the narrow bridge on my '68 J45 .

And this item arrived a day faster than they estimated!

5.0

Just what I wanted

By

Verified Buyer


My guitar never sounded better!

5.0

personal repair use

By

Verified Buyer


easy to fit with little effort

5.0

A great product

By

Verified Buyer


Buying the nut already with the radius saves me time.
Love StewMac

5.0

A must have.

By

Verified Buyer


With the variety of saddle widths and thicknesses out there these days, I keep these blanks on hand at all times.

5.0

Great!

By

Verified Buyer


Exactly as described. Worked just fine, after shaping. Great service!

5.0

Works Greta

By

Verified Buyer


worked great for what i needed used it on a Gibson Southern Jumbo

5.0

love them

By

Verified Buyer


I am very pleased with every thing I have ever bought from these folks

5.0

A good solid product

By

Verified Buyer


I bought this saddle as it was the closest on in the thickness dimension to the old too short saddle in my older Guild D25, someone had tried lowering the action, and then had to shim the saddle when it proved to be too low. The saddle is too long and too tall for the Guild, but is close in thickness at 125 thousandths. I am sure it would require lots less fitting if it were used on a guitar it was made for. What can I say about a product that fully fulfills expectations? The bone is unbleached which I like, clean and hard, and is dimensioned as advertised. Delivery was prompt.

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