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Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle 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 has been proven to increase the harmonic sustain of a guitar. Acoustic guitars 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.

Note: All Graph Tech nuts and saddles are slightly long and wide to ensure extra room to achieve a perfect fit for your guitar. This extra material can easily be removed with fine grit sandpaper.

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TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32"

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Graph TechTUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32"
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (15)
  • Good quality (14)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Functional (9)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A lot of bang for the buck

By lj

from MA

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  • Improves Sound

Cons

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      Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32":

      I got this for a Martin to finally correct the b-string intonation that drove me crazy for many years. It did that OK, not necessarily to perfection. But to my surprise, the overall tone quality of the instrument improved noticeably. Also, TUSQ was responsive and helpful in answering questions before I purchased. So a lot of bang for not a lot spent.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fits Yamaha Guitars

      By bb

      from Austin

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      Pros

      • Better Than Plastic
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Saddle Replacement

      Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32":

      Better than the ones that come on the Yamaha lower priced guitars. You can hear the difference especially when recording. All you need to do is sand the lower half to match the factory height.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      would buy again

      By Patrick

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32":

      after some sanding fit well

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      excellent quality

      By James

      from Wallingford CT

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      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

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          Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32":

          Need to sand it down to preferred action height fight right into my yamaha FS700

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good replacement

          By Virgina Stu

          from Northern Virginia

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

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              Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32":

              Of all the sadle replacements out there this one seemes to be one of the better (man made) ones. I have not tried bone, and wouldn't even think of using ivory.
              Mine fit just right, but in some cases you might need to sand it down just a bit if you prefer a lower action.
              My guitar has good sustain and I cant hear any appreciable difference, but if you have an inexpensive guitar it might help a little. Certainly wouldn't hurt!

               
              5.0

              A sound investment!

              By Michael

              from C

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32":

                This Tusq saddle was easily sanded to fit just right for my Martin. Improved tone at a little expense. Great responsiveness to a wide range of frequencies. Worth the time if you need something with quality.

                 
                5.0

                The best saddle on the market!!!!!!

                By netartifacts

                from De, United States

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

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                    Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32":

                    The best saddle on the market, hands down....

                     
                    5.0

                    This one works

                    By Michael

                    from C

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

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                        Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32":

                        My Martin arrived with a tusq saddle that was loose and didn't seem to sit very flat. Received this new tusq saddle. There was enough material to sand it for a custom fit in my bridge, and enough to get the right action. The tone was noticeable immediately, having secure contact to the bridge and spruce top. The vibration improvement on the guitar is easily felt. Thus far the intonation seems solid. Yes it does take some work but well worth it. A really good value. It seems a more rich and even sound experience than bone too.

                         
                        5.0

                        sweet

                        By geetarbill

                        from fl

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                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
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                        • Improves Sound

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                            Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32":

                            sweet improve tone

                             
                            5.0

                            Sounds great

                            By Funkotronic JamMaster

                            from Toledod, OH

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32":

                              Needed a little sanding to fit my Martin but it was an easy install. The sound is fantastic.

                               
                              5.0

                              Good quality

                              By Mike

                              from San Antonio

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32":

                                  A little sanding to fit. Easy

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  yes i would buy this again

                                  By None

                                  from Lockport il

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                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Quality
                                  • Improves Sound

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32":

                                    GREAT brighten tone of guitar

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    WOW

                                    By Mike

                                    from CT

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                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

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                                        Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32":

                                        Just installed this in an early 80's Martin Sigma and the sound difference, of what I already thought was a really good sounding guitar, made it truly great. The clarity, sustain and projection is more of a pronounced improvement than going from totally shot strings to brand new ones. Took quite a bit of sanding to fit and get the action right, but it was easy, just a bit of patience required.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Improves the sound of most guitars

                                        By Slickrick

                                        from Indiana

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                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Great for setting ups.

                                          Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32":

                                          Bought a used guitar that needed some set-up. I took a new set of strings and this saddle to a Martin certified repairman, and the result is a better sounding and easier to play guitar.

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Takes some working with but very happy

                                          By themandan

                                          from Cumming, GA

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                                          Pros

                                          • Good Quality
                                          • Improves Sound

                                          Cons

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                                              Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32":

                                              Took some sanding to get it where I wanted but now it's where I like it.

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin

                                              By GibsonBoy

                                              from Northeast WI.

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Practicing

                                                Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32":

                                                Old saddle wore down needed to be replaced.

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Great

                                                By Jiminy

                                                from Raleigh, NC

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                                                    Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Saddle Compensated Martin 3/32":

                                                    improved the clarity on my '67 D-28.

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