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Unbleached Bone Saddles


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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.

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Unbleached Bone Saddles
 

For Martin® and classical guitars
Profiles Item# Description
Length x height x thickness
In stock Price Quantity
Unbleached Bone Saddles  6030-V  Blank
4-1/4" x 15/32" x 3/32"
(107.95mm x 11.91mm x 2.38mm)
Yes
$6.97
12 or more $5.57  
24 or more $4.74  

Unbleached Bone Saddles  6033-V  Pre-shaped
4-1/4" x 25/64" x 3/32"
(107.95mm x 9.92mm x 2.38mm)
20" (508mm) top radius
Yes
$12.34
12 or more $10.50  
24 or more $8.92  

Unbleached Bone Saddles  6033-VS  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
Yes
$15.63
12 or more $13.69  
24 or more $11.76  


For Gibson® and classical guitars
Profiles Item# Description
Length x height x thickness
In stock Price Quantity
Unbleached Bone Saddles  6031-V  Blank
4-1/4" x 15/32" x 9/64"
(107.95mm x 11.91mm x 3.57mm)
Yes
$8.55
12 or more $6.84  
24 or more $5.82  

Unbleached Bone Saddles  6034-V  Pre-shaped
4" x 25/64" x 1/8"
(101.60mm x 9.92mm x 3.18mm)
10" (304.8mm) top radius
Yes
$12.95
12 or more $11.00  
24 or more $9.36  

Unbleached Bone Saddles  6034-VS  Compensated and Pre-shaped
4" x 13/32" x 1/8"
(101.60mm x 10.21mm x 3.18mm)
10" (254mm) top radius
Yes
$16.92
12 or more $14.49  
24 or more $12.65  


Oversize for compensated saddles
Profiles Item# Description
Length x height x thickness
In stock Price Quantity
Unbleached Bone Saddles  6032-V  Blank
4" x 1/2" x 1/4"
(101.6mm x 12.7mm x 6.35mm)
1+ month
$10.90
12 or more $9.63  
24 or more $8.59  
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Stewart-MacDonald is your source for quality bone!
Bone is traditionally favored for quality instruments.

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

Pre-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 vintage-look unbleached bone saddles are available with B-string compensation too, so you'll save even more time! Minor trimming and height adjustment are usually all you'll need to do.

"These pre-radiused saddles save me LOADS of shaping time. Bone is my favorite material for great tone, too."
—Erick Coleman, StewMac tech advisor

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Unbleached Bone Saddles
Unbleached Bone Saddles
 
5 out of 5 stars
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2 3-20-2014
Well made but too low for my taste.

I bought the compensated saddle for Gibson for my SJ 200. This saddle is very well made but on the J 200, I need a slightly higher action than I can get with this one unless I shim it which I've never been a fan of doing. I would prefer it being taller and simply shaving it down to the height that suits me.

Dave_miller5  Cincinnati, OH
5 1-29-2014
A real necessity

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.

Old Hoss  Loudon, TN Read my reviews (6)
5 10-23-2013
great parts

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

drnavey  florence, sc Read my reviews (4)
5 8-25-2013
nice quality with a vintage color

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

Johnny Banjo  Michigan Read my reviews (13)
5 8-24-2013
Bonerama

From the plastic a saddle to bone is like night and day. I can't explain how much this has enhanced the tone of my jumbo. It's a smoother more articulate sound. The lows are punchy and the highs are warm without losing any luster. Stewmac has the cream of the crop in bone selection, great service every time!

justinheronmusic  Los Angeles Read my reviews (7)
5 8-07-2013
unbleached bone saddle

nice color, great hardness and tone transfer and when combined with a good nut and bridge pins adds a new dimension to the guitars tone. Hard bone is a bit more diffuclut to work but worth the effort...

Stratfanatic  Summerville, S.C. Read my reviews (4)
4 7-24-2013
Great time-saver

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...

Delilah  San Francisco Read my reviews (3)
5 7-24-2013
Unbleached Bone Saddles

Nice and bright sound.

Aris  Athens, GREECE Read my reviews (2)
5 7-22-2013
The harmonics at the right place.

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!

Kinema Music Studio  São Paulo - Brazil
5 7-13-2013
Happy with the purchase

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.

Scott VanderSchel  Holland, MI
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