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TUSQ Saddles


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TUSQ Saddles
 

For 3/32"-wide bridge slots
Profiles Item# Description
Length x height x thickness
In stock Price Quantity
TUSQ Saddles  3559  2-29/32" x 3/8" x 3/32"
(73.86mm x 9.73mm x 2.57mm)
20" (508.00mm) top radius
Yes
$13.35
6 or more $6.99  
12 or more $6.29  


For 1/8"-wide bridge slots
Profiles Item# Description
Length x height x thickness
In stock Price Quantity
TUSQ Saddles  3557  3-1/32" x 7/16" x 1/8"
(76.71mm x 11.43mm x 3.15mm)
14" (355.60mm) top radius
Yes
$13.35
6 or more $6.99  
12 or more $6.29  

TUSQ Saddles  3558  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
Yes
$13.35
6 or more $6.99  
12 or more $6.29  

TUSQ Saddles  1880  2-7/8" x 7/16" x 1/8"
(73.15mm x 10.92mm x 3.25mm)
10" (254.00mm) top radius
Fully compensated
Yes
$13.35
6 or more $6.99  
12 or more $6.29  


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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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TUSQ Saddles
TUSQ Saddles
 
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5 3-15-2014
Tusq Compensated Saddle

After removing the under saddle pick up I needed a new saddle so I chose the Tusq Compensated 1880. It was an easy install that took less than an hour. A very nice upgrade.

Gerald E Lynch  Newport,NH Read my reviews (3)
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5 3-15-2014
Brought an old guitar back to life

I just installed a TUSQ saddle along with TUSQ end pins on a mid 1970s Epiphone FT-130 Caballero acoustic guitar. As far as I can tell, the original saddle and end pins were made of plastic and as you can imagine, the tone reflected the limitation of the plastic. After installing the new saddle and end pins, there is an incredible increase in volume, tone, and sustain. It's like having a brand new guitar.

lonestar61  Frisco, TX
5 2-13-2014
Did the job.

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.

Kevin Breeze  Tura Beach NSW Australia Read my reviews (10)
5 7-10-2013
Excellent

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

Luca Mennoia  Italy Read my reviews (2)
5 5-23-2013
Great product

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.

fogrider  Read my reviews (4)
5 4-14-2013
Very Nice

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

TisDale Custom Guitars  Renton, WA, USA Read my reviews (52)
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5 7-28-2012
TUSQ Saddle for acoustic guitar

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.

Pegzhead  Burlington, Ontario Read my reviews (6)
5 4-19-2012
Great saddle material

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.

JHW  Lexington, KY Read my reviews (12)
4 3-24-2012
Not bone tone

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.

Stewart  Vermont Read my reviews (2)
5 3-18-2012
Fit Nice

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

J.A. Smith Guitars  Grand Island, NE USA Read my reviews (4)
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