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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
 
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5 10-13-2012
Great Experience

Just finished processing the unbleached bone saddle for my Martin HD-35 that was built from a Kit (Not me). I was a bit surprised to receive the long saddle instead of the short drop in, but after reviewing the catalog I saw that it was the only one available. Anyway, I just cut it to length, and sanded it down to fit the action on the fingerboard. I had previously installed a bleached compensated bone saddle and was not quite satisfied, so, I bought the unbleached straight saddle. There was all the difference in the world between the two. The volume and sustain went up probably 20%, I am totally satisfied with the results.

I also bought the slotted unbleached bone nut to match, but I haven't installed it as yet. I can't imagine the sound could get much better, but I still have a sing in the "E" open 1st string when picked at a certain spot that the new nut might remedy.

Thanks so much for the great quality of your parts and accessories.

John

John Estep  Norwood, OH.
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5 10-11-2012
Unbleached Bone Saddles

1st time ordering a saddle. I like the product, strong, and easy to work with.

Deac  Goldfield Read my reviews (2)
5 9-13-2012
Unbleached Saddle and Nut

I have installed Stewmac unbleached saddles in two of my acoustics that I have owned over the years, paired with an unbleached nut it is remarkable how the sound come alive with boosted bass and clear extended highs. I would recommend to anyone who has a plastic saddle and nut to immediately replace them with unbleached bone for a better acoustic experience.
Thanks Stewmac for all of your support and great service that you have given me over the years.

JMandoblues  Ladera Ranch, CA Read my reviews (2)
4 9-08-2012
Only one small problem

The size of the bone saddle was incorrect being more like 7/64's than 3/32's as advertised which ment I had to spend some considerable time sanding down the saddle to the correct thickness. However the end result was worth the trouble.

John Patterson  UK Read my reviews (2)
5 9-02-2012
Oversized Unbleached Bone Saddle Blank

I needed an over-sized saddle blank to compensate for intonation problems with my RK ROS-06. This Stew-Mac blank is the largest I found. It's a high quality piece of unbleached bone that looks great and worked well to solve my problem. I used my Dremel tool, a small hand file and sandpaper to shape it. I was able to drop the strings back around 2/64 to 3/64. It may look unorthodox but now the intonation is spot on.

BobD  NJ USA
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3 8-24-2012
Bone saddles

While I love the overall quality of the natural bone saddles purchased at StewMac, I am disappointed in the lack of consistancy in dimensions. Specifically, the thickness. It varies by over .008" between 3 samples; by over .020" if I include samples from a previous order. My bridges require extreme accuracy, and I find myself spending more time on the saddle than any other piece.

Phathead  Portland, OR
5 8-08-2012
Bone for Tone.

Bone is best, and this is another quality part from Stew Mac. Just can't beat bone for tone! It also polishes up beautifully.

Dingobass  Perth, Australia Read my reviews (76)
5 8-01-2012
Great Sound, Great Look!

I replaced a plastic saddle on a Martin guitar with this bone saddle and it really brought out the tone, volume, and dynamic range of an already great guitar.

Blake Brauer  Chicago, IL Read my reviews (3)
5 7-11-2012
Bone

Nice product improve sound compare to plastic

Gerald May  Parrish Florida
5 5-05-2012
Unbleached Bone Saddle

Very nice. Solid, no defects,even color. Ample stock and accurate measurements. Sounds great and is a perfect replacement for an older instrument.

Chapi  Michigan Read my reviews (3)
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