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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$44.00

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Relic, 2-7/32" spread

Item # 0151-R
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$47.50

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Nickel, 2-1/8" spread

Item # 0262
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$44.00

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Relic, 2-1/8" spread

Item # 0262-R
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$47.50

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Nickel, 2-1/16" spread

Item # 0263
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$44.00

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Relic, 2-1/16" spread

Item # 0263-R
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$47.50

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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.

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

Update to my original review of the Highwood Contoured Vintage Stratocaster Saddles

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In my original review, I noted that I could not use a StewMac .25 neck shim with the Highwood Saddles because the bridge height adjustment screws were too short. While the short screws are adequate when the shim is not used, the shim pulls the neck back which means the saddles must be set higher, or the strings will literally rest on the fretboard at highest saddle adjustment. I contacted the manufacturer, and although surprised at my finding, he sent a new set of longer screws from The Netherlands to my address at no charge. That's responsive customer service deserving an additional Star. 5 Stars to Highwood based on quality and customer service, and StewMac, you should offer the longer screws as an option.

5.0

Excellent...this is what EVERY Strat needs!

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I've been playing Strats now for some 50 years and the stock saddle height screws were always somewhat in the way unless you found the right size screws and the string would tend to wonder around on the saddle causing return to pitch issues post trem use. These Highwood saddles solve all the problems with vintage style saddles, don't negatively change the sound, and still retain the classic look. What's not too like? Wish these had been available years ago.

4.0

Nice, but the saddle height screws are super short!

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I bought the 2 1/16 inch string spread model # 263 to fit a Fender Classic 60's Stratocaster, vintage about 2012, the guitar has a 12 inch fretboard radius (be aware that different models years of the Classic 60's Strat may have different fretboard radius and string spacing at the saddle) . The 2 1/16 size fits very well on this guitar, without slack, and the saddles seem to be manufactured and plated to a high standard. The string guide on each saddle is a nice feature. HOWEVER, the saddle screws are truly short, only about half the length of the screws on the OEM Fender saddles, and they are a larger diameter, so one can't swap in the OEM screws. I had intended to use a StewMac neck shim of a mere .25 (thinnest available), but I can't do that until I source some longer saddle screws. So then, if you're considering this item with the intent of using a StewMac neck shim, you may want to reconsider. FWIW, tone is a bit duller or thicker sounding (not as piercing) with these saddles, likely due to heavier metal or plating. As inexpensive as saddle screws are, you'd think the manufacturer would have included a longer size along with the super short size provided. If StewMac has longer saddle screws to fit this item, I'd really like to know about it!

5.0

The best S saddle out there

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I'm so glad StewMac is carrying these! I've used them ever since they came out a few years ago or some.

I won't make any claim this saddle is a game changer, tone changer, life changer, etc, i.e. things forumite kool-aid drinkers say,,,But this saddle addresses some real problems with traditional S saddles.

For starters the notch is just a good idea period: string has a defined stay - good for bend stability .
The slightly thicker metal used is also a good for a better attack and added sustain.

Then the extended saddle curve allows you to lower the height adjust screw yet the extra lower threaded hole keeps the screw support strong and allows the screw to be dropped flush or below the saddle even so you don't chew up your hands.

Pricey? Not really - so what,,this should be the standard S saddle for any strat.

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