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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$51.43

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Relic, 2-7/32" spread

Item # 0151-R
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$55.23

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Nickel, 2-1/8" spread

Item # 0262
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$51.43

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Relic, 2-1/8" spread

Item # 0262-R
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$55.19

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Nickel, 2-1/16" spread

Item # 0263
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$51.43

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Relic, 2-1/16" spread

Item # 0263-R
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$55.23

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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.



CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


    • 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

Quality Upgrade

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Verified Buyer


These saddles deliver exactly what the builder says. I put them on my MIM Strat and the guitar is acoustically louder and has increased sustain. I'm very satisfied with my purchase.

5.0

A why didn't I think of that idea

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Verified Buyer


Kept tearing up one spot on the side of my right hand, was looking for maybe a physical device to cover the bridge (not an ashtray) on my MIM Strat and found these by accident. Solidly built, easy to set intonation and best of all, no ripping skin when resting my hand on the bridge. No Allen screws sticking out the top of the saddles. Reasonably priced too,

5.0

Fender style but better

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Verified Buyer


These are wonderful. Just got a 2nd set. Roadworn looks amazing. Just carefully measure which size you need.

5.0

New saddles

By

Verified Buyer


No rust , screws work smoothly better all around . Thanks stew mac

5.0

Awesome service

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Verified Buyer


I bought the wrong saddles for my guitar. Returned them following the simple instructions that came with the order. I had the correct saddles in my mailbox 3 days later! Amazing. Great complany

5.0

Fantastic Saddles

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Verified Buyer


I am so happy with the quality and function of these saddles . I'm happy I finally gave them a shot !

4.0

These are worth the effort and feel great

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Verified Buyer


After snagging my hand on set screws on the original saddles a few times I decided to upgrade them to these vintage ones. They are much better to play on and my only complaint is that they are a little difficult to install because there's no chamfer or lead in on the screw holes. So when installing these you have to hit the hole perfectly or it cross thread. This is made more difficult because the saddles don't sit flat they are naturally higher toward the neck end. A little frustrating but still worth the effort!

5.0

Excellent product and customer support!

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Verified Buyer


This is an excellent product to replace saddles which are causing palm damage due to the adjustment screws protruding above the saddle. This is a common issue sadly and Highwood has the fix.

However, this is a story about excellent customer service.

I had purchased a set, which based on the brief description, seemed likely to fit my Telecaster saddles. Upon receiving the new set, they were clearly too wide. I took a caliper measurement to determine the correct size needed.

I gladly paid FedEx to ship these back and it was an even exchange. Karen and all at StewMac support exchanged these that I sent back in the unopened package with no added shipping.

The new saddles are perfect and I can not thank you enough for the product offering as well as the underlying customer support!

5.0

Very Smooth

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Verified Buyer


These saddles are very smooth and comfortable under your hand. Price wasn't bad either. I like having the groove in the center of the saddle for alignment also. Great buy

5.0

Highwood aged saddles

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Verified Buyer


Great product which I expect from Highwood. The service from Stew Mac was outstanding!

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