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Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Non-Compensated Martin 3/32" Ivory

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If you have a high quality acoustic or vintage guitar, you owe it to yourself to hear the difference a TUSQ saddle will make. Compared to standard ma...Click To Read More About This Product

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If you have a high quality acoustic or vintage guitar, you owe it to yourself to hear the difference a TUSQ saddle will make. Compared to standard materials, you'll hear crystal clear bell-like high end, big open lows, and a noticeable increase in overall sustain.

TUSQ saddles are designed to transfer the right frequencies more efficiently from the string to the guitar body, and have been proven to increase a guitar's harmonic sustain. Hear your acoustic guitar come alive with delicate highs and big open lows!

TUSQ is far superior in sound and appearance to synthetics such as Micarta and Corian. The high levels of heat and pressure used in making TUSQ results in its exotic ivory-like appearance.

Join those who know great guitar tone! TUSQ is used by: Martin, Taylor, Larrivee, Gibson Acoustic Guitars, Tacoma Guitars, Ovation, Rick Turner, Garrison Guitars, Breedlove, Manuel Rodriguez, Rainsong, Carvin, Landola and many, many more.

TUSQ has quickly become an important tone performance tool for many guitar manufacturers, luthiers and playing professionals around the world.

Bone and ivory have hard and soft spots (grain), throughout each piece, hampering consistent transfer of vibrations to the guitar top.

TUSQ nuts have rich tone and sustain, without the inconsistency found in ivory, bone and other natural materials.

FEATURES
  • Fits Martin Guitars
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 2-29/32" x 3/32" x 3/8"
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Graph TechTUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Non-Compensated Martin 3/32" Ivory
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT TONE

By Tubeman69

from PA

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Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Non-Compensated Martin 3/32" Ivory:

I have a Martin DX1 guitar and decided to try a bone saddle on it. But it had a somewhat shrill and sharp sound, especially in the upper register. So I installed the non-compensated Tusq saddle and what a difference. The deep rich tone and that classic "woody" Martin sound is back! In addition, it fits like a glove, nice and snug but not too tight, and the height was just right for nice low action. No sanding or shaping required and I highly recommend it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fixed a probem and better sound

By ericsmusiclive

from Preston, CT

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      Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Non-Compensated Martin 3/32" Ivory:

      On my Takemine EF341SC with the original bone saddle,the 1st, 2nd & 3rd strings were buzzing. I replaced the saddle with this TUSQ saddle. I had to cut the saddle to size, but that was easy using the original saddle as template. Not only did the buzzing disappear, but the sound improved! I bought more TUSQ saddles to try on my other guitars.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Money well spent

      By Beatlefreak

      from Florida

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      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Sound

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          Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Non-Compensated Martin 3/32" Ivory:

          If you care about helping make your guitar sound the best it possibly can, this is a must buy, I bought this one for a friend and he was very pleased with what it did for his Takamine 330.Which I believe is one of the mid priced models. It does wonders for the tone and sustain. He now prefers it to his old Martin. This makes a tremendous improvement for very little money.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          tusq saddle

          By robert armstrong

          from southern illinois

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          Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Non-Compensated Martin 3/32" Ivory:

          would highly reccomend
          excellent fit, had to shave just a little sounds great
          excellent
          unbelieveable value

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Easy to fit and great sound

          By Aaron-uhtbK

          from Peoria, IL

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          Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Non-Compensated Martin 3/32" Ivory:

          As part of an upgrade project on my 1980 Takamine F385 12-string, I replaced an under-saddle piezo with a Baggs I-beam active pickup and as a result needed to get a new saddle (I also installed Tusq pins). This saddle was a little thick and a little long for the slot but was easy to sand down and get a correct fit. The resulting sound is incredible (both amplified and acoustic). The overtones come through much more strongly which improves sustain and string resonance.

           
          5.0

          TUSQ saddle

          By Dalton

          from Pennsylvania

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          Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Non-Compensated Martin 3/32" Ivory:

          This saddle was easy to file down to height & sand the ends slightly to fit in the saddle slot. It looks cool with the little "TUSQ" logo showing towards the sound hole too. I only had to take my new set of strings off four times to file more off the bottom before I had the right height! It was worth the effort though, this thing is worlds better than the original plastic junk saddle. This along with TUSQ bridge pins & a new TUSQ nut is a tone combo you'll hear and know your money was well spent!

           
          4.0

          I will need a few more of these

          By TC

          from Buffalo NY

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

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            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Non-Compensated Martin 3/32" Ivory:

            This saddle makes my D'Angelica Archtop sound really nice.

             
            4.0

            Major improvement to my ears

            By Dan

            from Bend, Oregon

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            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • takes some work to get a good fit and action

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Non-Compensated Martin 3/32" Ivory:

            Works fine and sounds good, better than my stock saddle from Takamine. I gave only 4 stars because there's always room for improvement, and I hear bone sounds even better. I dont have the experience with bone yet so had to leave this at a 4 to account for a better product than this.

             
            4.0

            repair parts

            By nada

            from america

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            • Good Quality

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                Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Non-Compensated Martin 3/32" Ivory:

                none

                 
                4.0

                good saddle

                By barnesfam

                from Walnut MS.

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                    Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Non-Compensated Martin 3/32" Ivory:

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