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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
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$6.97

12 or more $5.99
24 or more $5.16
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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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$12.79

12 or more $11.00
24 or more $9.46
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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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$15.63

12 or more $13.44
24 or more $11.57
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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!

$8.55

12 or more $7.35
24 or more $6.33
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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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$12.95

12 or more $11.14
24 or more $9.58
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Unbleached Bone Saddles For Gibson, intonated

For Gibson, intonated

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

$13.42

12 or more $11.54
24 or more $9.93
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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

Great time-saver

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This is a very handy item! It took very little time for me to sand it down to size for my Luna acoustic guitar. Looks great and no problem at all to fit. I am deducting one star for a subjective reason though- I'm actually not terribly impressed with the tone vs the graphtech TUSQ saddles... After trying all the combinations- I got the best sound out of my maple-bodied acoustic using a bone nut and a graphtech saddle...

5.0

Unbleached Bone Saddles

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Nice and bright sound.

5.0

The harmonics at the right place.

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I've use it to do a bridge to my Sigma/Martin DM-4. Now I can hear all the harmonics, even the bass ones, that was messed with the original plastic bridge. Playing in C tune (like Don Ross, Andy McKee), the definition of all the notes is something remarkable. I did the same to my Eagle acoustic guitar (Folk E tune) and the sound quality improvement is the same one, especially on the recording sessions. John Pearse Strings is a good combination. Thank you guys!

5.0

Happy with the purchase 

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Nice quality and tone. The pre shaped saddle saved a lot of time and effort on my part. The un-bleached bone has an organic visual quality that I like.

5.0

Best bone saddles around

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Don't be cheap when your buying your blanks, you really do get what you pay for. The bone supply from stewmac has never let me down. Bone for Tone!

4.0

Unbleached Bone Saddles

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Looks like a great saddle. I'll have to hold it for my other guitar. The one I bought it for has a bridge slot that seems to be a tiny bit too wide for this saddle. Fast delivery though.

5.0

perfect for lower action

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I like lowering the action on guitars I purchase. These narrower saddles work great with my Gibson's. Cut the length, radius the top and the height is perfect for me.

5.0

Unbleached bone saddle

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I bought a saddle to replace one that was too low. It was slightly different from the exact one I needed, but no problem. With a little careful fitting and sanding, it fit perfectly. The sound was clean and a vast improvement over the plastic saddle I replaced.

5.0

6030-V Unbleached Blank

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This saddle did exactly what I was hoping it would do. Since placing my initial order, I've ordered more. My primary guitar, a Morgan Monroe M-10, while not terribly expensive, sounds great and is a joy to play. However, the action was set fairly low, and when the temperature and humidity started to drop this past fall, I started getting some nasty fret buzz. I looked into shimming the saddle that came with the guitar, but when I removed it, I realized that it already had two shims in place. I actually did shim it further, and while this did help (along with some tweaking of the trussrode) the shimmed saddle wasn't seated into the slot far enough and was leaning forward from the string pressure.
I'm no luthier, and I've never attempted anything similar before, but I really wanted to raise the saddle properly, with bone, and get rid of the plastic saddle and shims. I order the blank, and with some sandpaper and files I copied the general shape of the original plastic saddle. It took some time, probably more than an hour, but again I hadn't attempted this before. The blank was initially too thick for the slot, but after some tweaking, I finally had a saddle that fit properly, alleviated the fret buzz while keeping the action still relatively low, and perhaps my ears are deceiving me, but I think it sounds better too. I recommend anyone, with similar problems, not hesitate to give this a try for themselves. It wasn't particularly difficult, even for a first-timer, and I'm delighted to have taken care of the problem without having to pay someone else or having to go without my instrument while it was in the shop. I'm happy with this product, for sure.

5.0

Bone = Tone!

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These saddles are fabulous. As others have said, they are a vast improvement over plastic. The unbleached saddles look great polished up; the bleached ones look too 'white' for my taste.

I see some folks commenting on the sizing. Seriously? This is a natural product that is meant to be shaped by hand for a custom fit. You're complaing about having to take a 64th of an inch off? Are you kidding?

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