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Saddle Slot Files

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These special files fit into standard 3/32" and 1/8" acoustic guitar bridge saddle slots, to clean and flatten the bottom. This gives you uniform contact with the bottom of the saddle for best sound (a critical requirement for undersaddle transducer pickups).

Each 1-15/16" x 13/16" (50mm x 20mm) steel file has fine-cut teeth on the long flat edges, plus smooth sides and rounded ends that won't damage the walls of the slot. The 1/8" file is handy for Fender-style nut slots, too.

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Saddle Slot Files
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5 2-20-2012
Bridge files

Does the job well, flattens & deepens the slots pretty much as described.

Aljanon  Herts England Read my reviews (3)
5 2-12-2012
Save money and time with Saddle Slot Files

Great for acoustic / classic guitars bridges. Essential if you want to install under saddle piezo pickup over a real flat surface !!!

Saddle Slot Files  Spain
5 1-21-2012
Super handy

How many times have I messed around with a bunged up saddle slot that has glue residue or unevenness and wished that I had this exact tool? Man I love these.

GuitarRepairShack  Calgary, Alberta Read my reviews (20)
5 1-12-2012

nice little files! helped me out a lot already.

Chris O.  the Netherlands
5 12-18-2011
Very useful tool

After using various methods to level and clean saddle slots over the years, these designated files make short work of the job. I would recommend them to luthiers in repair shops.

Paul Vilagi  Pacifica, CA
5 11-19-2011
Saddle Slot File

This is a great idea given the many issues as to balanced sound for an under saddle piezo. Clearly, a level saddle slot is one component to ensure balanced sound. Sorry I didn't think of this myself.

MED  Delray, FL Read my reviews (37)
5 11-18-2011

This is exactly what I've been looking for.. Does a perfect job.

Sam Eakins  Duncan,SC Read my reviews (5)
5 11-01-2011
Very useful

Great for correcting imperfections that impair the sound capture by piezoelectric

Elbio Joel Matte  Porto Alegre, RS Brazil Read my reviews (6)
5 10-28-2011
A real life and (time) saver

If you don't have a good router and/or find your rotary tool just doesn't cut a good slot then these are the files for you. A real life (and time) saver!

Dan at Players Repairs  Los Angeles, CA, USA Read my reviews (3)
5 10-23-2011
One of These for the Nut in the Future?

This is a great idea. I'd like to see one that squares and flattens the nut slot.

Jimmy Rowbottom  Salisbury
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