Highwood Contoured Vintage Saddles for Strat - Set of 6

Highwood Contoured Vintage Saddles for Strat - Set of 6

Nickel, 2-7/32" spread

Item # 0151
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$48.98

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Relic, 2-7/32" spread

Item # 0151-R
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$52.60

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Nickel, 2-1/8" spread

Item # 0262
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$48.98

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Relic, 2-1/8" spread

Item # 0262-R
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$52.56

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Nickel, 2-1/16" spread

Item # 0263
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$48.98

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Relic, 2-1/16" spread

Item # 0263-R
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Highwood Contoured Vintage Saddles for Strat - Set of 6

About This Item

Better tone and no pain!
Strat® saddle screws have been shredding the picking hands of players since 1954. Highwood has redesigned the vintage saddle so the adjustment screws are out of harm's way while retaining the look of the originals. The use of better quality steel improves sustain, single note definition, and harmonic response.

This is one of those "Why didn't I think of that?" solutions!
On traditional Strat saddles, the height screws feed in (and adjust) from the top of the saddle, leaving them protruding out of the top where they inevitably shred your hands. On Highwood saddles, the height screws feed in from the bottom so they never extend over the top of the saddle—all you'll feel is the smooth polished bridge under your palm.

"As a fan of all things vintage I don't generally go for aftermarket upgrades because they often draw attention visually. These Highwood saddles will look right at home on your old Fender while at the same time improving the function, tone, and playability of your guitar."
— Erick Coleman, guitar repairman and StewMac tech advisor

Set of 6. Mounting hardware and adjustment wrench included.

#0151
String spread: 2-7/32" (56.33mm)
Saddle width: 0.441" (11.20mm)
Fits Fender American vintage tremolo and hardtail bridges.

#0262
String spread: 2-1/8" (53.97mm)
Saddle width: 0.425" (10.80mm)
Fits most imports made in Japan, China, and Korea.

#0263
String spread: 2-1/16" (52.37mm)
Saddle width: 0.413" (10.50mm)
Fits Fender Mexico, American Standard (stamped style), and American Professional bridges.



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    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 0151
    • 0.110 lbs. (0.05 kg)
    • 0151-R
    • 0.110 lbs. (0.05 kg)
    • 0262
    • 0.110 lbs. (0.05 kg)
    • 0262-R
    • 0.110 lbs. (0.05 kg)
    • 0263
    • 0.110 lbs. (0.05 kg)
    • 0263-R
    • 0.110 lbs. (0.05 kg)

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5.0

A very welcome addition to my MIM Stratocaster

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I put these saddles on my MIM Stratocaster and the difference is quite astonishing. No more screw heads digging into the side of my hand. I intended to purchase these saddles for all the Strats I own.

A brilliant evolution to Leo Fenders original saddle design. I highly recommend this product.

5.0

Great product

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Solves a problem as old as The Stratocaster. I’m amazed it took 64 years to figure this out. They look and sound great also.

5.0

comfy

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very comfortable to rest your hand on, added a bit of brightness and sustain.....the added resonance was immediately noticed before it was plugged into my amp.

5.0

Better than Expected!

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Verified Buyer


I bought these because I could no longer stand being poked by bridge screws. I was pleasantly surprised by the improved intonation and tuning stability. Best I've ever had from a vintage-style Strat bridge. And they sound great too, very similar to the Raw Vintage that they replaced. Great product! Wish I had bought them years ago.

5.0

Good for High Saddles as Well as Low

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While these saddles will work as claimed to prevent gouging of your hand when your saddles are adjusted close to the bridge, they also work very well for those of us who flatten and lock the tremolo and have to raise the saddles up to get clearance. With the standard bridge I have to use aftermarket height adjustment screws to get the proper height for my playing style. With the Highwood Saddles, I can use the included equipment for the same adjustment. Nice!!!

5.0

Nice Upgrade!

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Verified Buyer


This is an excellent design. The grub screws are recessed so they won't dig into your palms. The saddles themselves are very sturdy and very stable. In addition, the saddles impart that wonderful vintage stratocaster tone. This is one of the best upgrades I've ever applied to my strat.

5.0

No More Heel Burn

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Verified Buyer


I use a Strat for a Roland GR-30. Because of the 'heel burn' I adjusted my playing to avoid that. NO LONGER with these new saddles! Simple to replace my heel now has a place to rest and I don't have to think about nor be reminded. Would recommend to any Strat player.

5.0

Beautiful!

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Verified Buyer


True to the original Fender concept, only better thought out and more carefully crafted.

5.0

Worth it!

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Verified Buyer


I purchased these because the height adjustment screws on the Fender saddles (American Special strat) stick up and scrape your hand. The Highwood saddles are slotted and the grub screws are below the surface of the saddle.

Will they improve tone? I scoffed but dang if I didn't notice the D string ringing LOUD and sustaining more. I was watching TV while re-tuning after installing these, not paying attention really, that's how much it stood out.

2.0

Did not work out for my guitar

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I was interested in these saddles because of the increased hand comfort made possible by its smooth design. I had read so many good things about them so my hopes were high, but unfortunately they did not work out for me. They literally killed the tone of my guitar. My sound with the original Fender bent saddles was bright and alive. The sound, following installation of these, was weak and lifeless. The difference was night and day. I had to turn the volume up on my amp just to get the same levels I was previously achieving. Even then, I was just making a sterile sounding tone only louder.

Perhaps it had something to do with the reduced mass of the grub screws. The diameter of the height adjustment screws on these saddles was larger, but the metal itself was more hollowed out and actually quite thin. The metal on my original Fender height adjustment screws was thicker, perhaps allowing more positive contact with the bridge plate. What ever the reason, these saddles negatively affected the tone of my guitar.

I really wanted to like these saddles because they were so comfortable to play, but I could not live with the sound. I removed the new saddles and installed the old ones back on. Thank you, StewMac, for your prompt customer service in the returning of these for a refund.

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