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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
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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
In stock, ready to ship!

$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
In stock, ready to ship!

$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
In stock, ready to ship!

$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

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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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4.0

Fit well

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Pretty much met all of my expectations, needed little fiddling to make it fit.

5.0

Needed new saddle fast

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Verified Buyer


Exactly what I expected. Thank you

5.0

Great bone saddle with the look of vintage bone

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Verified Buyer


I used this for a rehab of a 1968 Yamaha FG-189 Red Label Nippon Gakki guitar and it made a HUGE difference. Along with Stewmac's unbleached pre-slotted bone nut, replacing the original plastic Yamaha components made a very noticeable difference in the tone, volume ans sustain. My customer is very happy. As always, THANKS, STEW MAC! I've been buying from you since the late 70's and you are always my go-to source for stringed instrument parts and materials.

5.0

Good all around

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Verified Buyer


Good product and price, and fast delivery

5.0

High quality

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Verified Buyer


The title says it all. I have nothing to add ! :-)

5.0

I buy blank

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great quality

1.0

Beware..

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Stewmac should make it clearer that this does not just slot in. It needs finishing..

5.0

A real necessity

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Verified Buyer


I put bone saddles on every acoustic guitar I own and I own plenty. Bleached or unbleached makes no difference in tone, that is just a matter of taste, choosing what looks best on your guitar. If you want the best tone in your guitar the first thing you absolutely need is a bone saddle.

5.0

great parts

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Verified Buyer


solid, dense, consistent quality bone. color is generally solid cream with some butter-colored grain. makes a huge difference in sound quality.

5.0

nice quality with a vintage color

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I used this bone to replace the saddle in my friends Gibson 100yr anniversary acoustic. He was very happy with the results

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 7 See Unbleached Bone Saddles
on page 7 of our StewMac Digital Catalog