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Saddlematic

Saddlematic

Saddlematic

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Saddlematic

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A real time saver! This unique aluminum/steel tool quickly and accurately finds the correct location for an acoustic guitar saddle slot.

Use the Saddlematic to position a new slotted bridge, or check the accuracy of an attached bridge and saddle. It adjusts for most acoustic guitar scale lengths up to 27".

Quickly and accurately finds the correct location for a new acoustic guitar saddle slot, for positioning a new slotted bridge, or for checking the accuracy of an attached bridge and saddle. It adjusts for most acoustic guitar scale lengths up to 27".

Saddle location pins can be set for proper scale length compensation, and for left-hand bridges. Aluminum/steel construction with set screws.

Quick and accurate way to find the correct location for a bridge saddle
Locate the the saddle slot position on a new bridge blank
Precisely place a new bridge with a pre-cut saddle slot
Check the accuracy of an existing saddle
Record the saddle location before removing a bridge for repair
Works with the strings on or off!


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Finding saddle location with the Saddlematic

How to find saddle placement location with the Saddlematic.

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4.5
  • 4.64 average rating from 33 reviews
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5.0

Saddlematic

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Verified Buyer


Excellent special purpose product. As typical, StewMac service was prompt and courteous.

5.0

Versatile tool

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Verified Buyer


Its a great tool. I have had it for several years and used it to build classical, acoustic steel string, electric guitars, and ukuleles. It easily adjusts to different scale lengths. The intonation pins are a tricky to adjust but they are very useful once they are set for a particular scale length.

4.0

Great tool, but needs a little improvement...

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Verified Buyer


StewMac made a great tool (and at a reasonable price), and they make compensation calculations very easy on their website. What bothers me, though, is requiring a 2mm Allen key to adjust the compensation needles. The Allen key is included (which I appreciate) but I would prefer a thumb screw to adjust easily and accordingly, as I find myself changing it as I repair and intonate a wide variety of instruments.

5.0

works like a charm

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Verified Buyer


I do have friends who borrower a strobe tuner and fine tune the exact string length to exhausting detail. But for just getting a pre-compensated treble/bass string balance and getting the strings the perfect length to stay in tune at all frets, this instrument was very exacting and easy to use. with tape measures, there is always a little wiggle room or question of accuracy as to where exact -0- is.

5.0

Get it right the 1st time

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Verified Buyer


Built a StewMac Dead Kit and followed the instructions for correct bridge placement. When I finish the guitar and started playing it I found the intonation to be off. I removed the bridge, plugged the bridge pin holes and re position the bridge. I wanted to make sure I had it right and the Saddlematic was spot on. Plays and sounds great now.

5.0

Great tool!

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Verified Buyer


The saddlematic told me right away what I needed to do, love it.

4.0

locates ...

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Verified Buyer


this little tool DOES get your scale length correct HOWEVER you really have to be careful to get the bridge square to the finger board. It is easy for something to get tilted a little bit and throw the centerline off. SO.. yes it does locate the saddle. just be mindful that you'll need to square things up too. After 10 guitars I would buy this again

5.0

Saddlematic

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Verified Buyer


Works great

5.0

Measure twice.

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Never hurts to check—intonation depends on it.

I've got every type of precision rule, dial and digital caliper out to 28", but the Saddlematic is so simple and easy. Every guitar that crosses my bench gets a quick check of the saddle placement. You have to take time to set it up out of the box—carefully positioning the indicator points. Once its set the first time, it only takes seconds to check a saddle placement.

One less thing to think about as I assess other needed repairs.

3.0

Good tool but needed some tweaking

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Verified Buyer


I like the tool but adjusting the pins was very difficult. I just didn't feel like I had them dialed in properly and that left me doubting the usefulness of the tool. So, I modified the tool and used two small brads the same size as the pins and measured them to the correct length. Then I super glued the largest bone saddle I could find to the brads. Now I can place the saddle in the bridge slot, line up the brads with the top and bottom strings easily and the bridge is better secured so it doesn't move around when I'm taping it in place. I think I get a better reading and feel more confident that it is correct. I tested on existing guitars and the saddle lined up dead on. Worked perfectly on the last guitar I just finished. With this modification, the tool is great.

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