Extra Large Bone Guitar Saddle up to 4.5mm wide
- Product Code: PS031
- EAN: 5060489150905
- Availability: In Stock
£33.63 each + £2.26 p&p (UK)Dispatched within 5 days
This is a custom made saddle that is over 3.9mm wide or over 80mm long or over 9.5mm high.
Maximum width for this advert is 4.5mm - for saddles over 4.5mm to 6.0mm see our other 'oversize saddle' listing.
Your guitar saddle plays a very important part in transmitting the vibration of the strings into the guitars body where it is turned into sound. We supply complete design and manufacture ensuring that you end up with the best possible sound and playability from your guitar.
Material , Manufacture, Advice and Communication
This saddle is hand made from high density Ox bone and is for use on steel strung acoustic guitars.
We make the parts using precision measurement, precision jigged routers, grinders and saws coupled with careful hand finishing and polishing. An accurate, high quality manufacture results.
We communicate closely with the buyer to make sure we get the right specification and you receive the full benefit of our knowledge of guitar saddles.
We supply a comprehensive advice sheets for fitting.
Your saddle replacement is in good hands.We have the right experience of manufacture and we know what a guitar needs to give the best tone and intonation.
Some useful facts about steel strung guitar action
A typical action (string to top of fret distance) at the 12th fret is 2.3mm for low E and 1.8mm for high E (individuals may need lower or higher and high spots on the fretboard may limit how low it can go before rattles occur, also an incorrectly adjusted truss rod can hamper low action and playability). Medium strings are typically 1.4mm diameter for low E - hence the 12th fret action is just over one and a half string diameters for low E. The fact that the 12th fret is half way along the guitar string means that changing a saddle height by a certain amount (eg raising it by 1mm) will result in a change of action at the 12th fret by half that amount - in this case raising it by 0.5mm
What is Compensation at the Saddle
Acoustic guitar saddle are often shaped to provide compensation - this makes the strings sound closer to the desired pitch at the frets by altering the contact point at the saddle for the individual strings. Notes sounded when fretted may not be ideal pitch due to a variety of effects such as the strings stretching when pressed down. Correcting for these effects gives more accurate note pitches which result in better sounding harmonies between notes - your guitar will sound more in tune the more compensation it has. A chromatic tuner allows the effects to be measured.
We supply complete design and manufacture ensuring that you end up with the best possible sound and playability from your guitar.
FREE: We include fitting instructions and a DVD showing how best to install a saddle.
FREE: We include plenty of abrasives and polishing material - the better the fit the better the tone
|Dispatch Time and Shipping Method|
|Dispatch Time||Dispatched within 5 days|
|UK||Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For|
|International||Royal Mail International Airmail Tracked|
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(at 75% Discount)
|Combined Shipping Cost||The cost is calculated as |
1) The item with the highest postal rate is charged at full rate
2) ALL additional items are charged at the discounted rate of 75%
TOTAL SHIPPING COST =
(Highest Postal Cost Item @ Full Rate) + (Additional items @ Discounted Rate);
|Height||max 12.5mm (max 1/2 inch)|
|Guitar Type||Acoustic Guitar|