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Unbleached Bone Saddles

Unbleached Bone Saddles

Stewart-MacDonald is your source for quality bone!
Bone is traditionally favored for quality instruments. 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.

Blank saddles have oversize length and height, for custom shaping in your shop. They're ready for trimming, filing, sanding and slotting.

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 unbleached bone saddles are available with B-string compensation too, so you'll save even more time!


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Unbleached Bone Saddles For Martin, blank

For Martin, blank

Blank
4-1/4" x 15/32" x 3/32"
(107.95mm x 11.91mm x 2.38mm)

Item # 6030-V
In stock, ready to ship!

$10.13

12 or more $8.71
24 or more $7.50
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Unbleached Bone Saddles For Martin, shaped

For Martin, shaped

Pre-shaped
4-1/4" x 25/64" x 3/32"
(107.95mm x 9.92mm x 2.38mm)
20" (508mm) top radius

Item # 6033-V
In stock, ready to ship!

$16.17

12 or more $13.91
24 or more $11.97
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Unbleached Bone Saddles For Martin, intonated

For Martin, intonated

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

Item # 6033-VS
In stock, ready to ship!

$19.76

12 or more $16.99
24 or more $14.62
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For Gibson® and classical guitars
LENGTH x HEIGHT x THICKNESS
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Unbleached Bone Saddles For Gibson, blank

For Gibson, blank

Blank
4-1/4" x 15/32" x 9/64"
(107.95mm x 11.91mm x 3.57mm)

Item # 6031-V
In stock, ready to ship!

$11.32

12 or more $9.74
24 or more $8.38
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Unbleached Bone Saddles For Gibson, shaped

For Gibson, shaped

Pre-shaped
4" x 25/64" x 1/8"
(101.60mm x 9.92mm x 3.18mm)
10" (254mm) top radius

Item # 6034-V
In stock, ready to ship!

$16.37

12 or more $14.08
24 or more $12.11
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Unbleached Bone Saddles For Gibson, intonated

For Gibson, intonated

Compensated and Pre-shaped
4" x 13/32" x 1/8"
(101.60mm x 10.32mm x 3.18mm)
10" (254mm) top radius

Item # 6034-VS
Due 5-7 days
Email when in stock

$16.96

12 or more $14.59
24 or more $12.55
 
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Unbleached Bone Saddles

About This Item

Stewart-MacDonald is your source for quality bone!
Bone is traditionally favored for quality instruments. 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.

Blank saddles have oversize length and height, for custom shaping in your shop. They're ready for trimming, filing, sanding and slotting.

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 unbleached bone saddles are available with B-string compensation too, so you'll save even more time!



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Unbleached Bone Sadldles

I am using this on an Ibanez classical guitar. The thickness is perfect ,and will only have to shorten the length, and adjust the height. I’m doing this to lower the height of the strings. I bought two and plan on trying two different heights of the strings and see which improves the playability the most.

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Gibson saddle

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First time ever attempting a guitar repair on a late 1930’s Gibson L-O handed down from my wife’s uncle. Wish I’d done it 50 years ago! Astonishing improvement in volume, sustain and intonation. About 30 minutes of cutting and filing. Easy job for this novice.

5.0

Just the right fit

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Verified Buyer


Was able to set the strings low and now my 000XCE plays smoothly.

5.0

Bone is best

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Verified Buyer


best size for any guitar....lots of area for sizing and shaping....bone has always been the best for any guitar

5.0

Quality Bone.

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Verified Buyer


I love the way these look and would only use bleached in situations where the look made the customer happy. I feel as though the bleaching process denigrates the bone quality. Probably just my hippy attitude toward bleach! The bleached bone worked great when I have used it. This is better in my opinion.

5.0

As advertised

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Verified Buyer


It's generous in length, and accurate to the other dimensions. Made of bone. Got here quick.

5.0

Changed the sound of my guitar

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Verified Buyer


Even with Covid situation they shipped it the next day. The saddles are great and have changed the sound of my guitars!
My only complaint (not really a complaint) was that I wasn't expecting the saddles to be this long. Maybe its the industry standard. I had to whittle them down to right length to fit my bridge. The thickness was perfectly matched.

3.0

Didn’t work for me.

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Verified Buyer


I was looking for a drop-in replacement for one of my Martins. This is not that. Return and credit was no problem though.

5.0

Quality Saddle

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Verified Buyer


I bought this bone saddle for my Martin D28 Modern Deluxe as a back up to the saddle that came with the guitar which I have modified (shaved) to lower the action. I was worried I might go too low so I needed a spare if I messed up. Be advised although the new bone saddle comes pre-compensated , it is not sized to length and will need to be trimmed to (length) size. No big deal if you have your old saddle as a template. As with most things from StewMac this is top quality material.

5.0

Unbleached Bone Sadldles

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Verified Buyer


I am using this on an Ibanez classical guitar. The thickness is perfect ,and will only have to shorten the length, and adjust the height. I’m doing this to lower the height of the strings. I bought two and plan on trying two different heights of the strings and see which improves the playability the most.

5.0

Classic tone and finish for this DIY-er

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Verified Buyer


Great quality material for replacing a damaged saddle or upgrading from cheap plastic. Sized and cut exactly as described.

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