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Graph Tech Tusq 1/8" Fully Compensated Acoustic Saddle Reviews

5.0 stars based on 4 customer reviews
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  • from Boones Mill, VA November 15, 2016Music Background:
    Career Musician

    Flawless Saddle

    Quality Tusq material, it's rock solid but sands down into shape very easily. The point that contacts the strings is arched all the way across, so this saddle can be sanded and shaped to match the curvature of the neck. Therefore, whether the low strings or high strings need to be raised or dropped, you can achieve that effect with sanding the bottom at a proper angle. This saddle is slightly oversized to give you plenty of cutting room. It isn't slotted, however, if you play on it for a few hours, it'll break itself in and the string will rest in the most natural position.

  • from Saint Anne, IL September 10, 2015Music Background:
    64 yr. old novice

    Buy This!

    Wow, I just bought my first guitar so I am somewhat of a novice even though I have been around music and musicians most of my life (it's never too late to learn something new). My Epiphone AJ-220S sounded pretty good out of the box and after I practiced on it for about a week I knew I wanted to put some lighter strings on it. I figured what the heck I might as well get rid of the plastic saddle and pins while I was at it. The difference was striking, The guitar's voice seemed to open up, it was cleaner, clearer, and more nuanced, the sustain seemed to go on forever. It hardly sounded like the same guitar. The Saddle took a bit of sanding to match the height of the old one and a little bit for the thickness but it wasn't hard at all. I replaced the white pins/black dot with black pins/white dot Tusq and they really compliment the look of my Vintage Sunburst. Don't hesitate! There's a reason some manufacturers use Graph Tech on their better guitars, you WILL notice the difference, I sure did! Next string change I think I'll tackle the Nut...How much better can it get?...We'll see...

  • from Antwerp, OH USA November 15, 2012Music Background:
    hobbyist

    Tusq works well

    Much debate on what it's actually made out of, but who cares. The sound from your guitar is much better than plastic. With bone? Well that's debatable depending on who you speak with. Go with what your ears give you as the cleanest sound. To me it was this.
    Drop this and the plastic saddle on a hard wood floor and you can tell instantly which is going to give you a good clear ring.

  • from Indianapolis IN April 3, 2012Music Background:
    Studio Guitarist - recording

    First Bridge Replacement

    Ok this was a first for me - never replaced a bridge nut on an Acoustic so I got an Alverez that was a "2nd" off and the bridge was really bad on it - so I took a shot with this - traced the olf bridge on this Tusq then started sanding and did not get close to the lines of the trace - after the shaping and fine sanding I had a brand new bridge nut in about 15 mins - this material is easy to form while sanding - and placed it in the guitar matched the string placement and cut my string grooves and boom - done - and it sounds great now.

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