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Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Taylor Compensated 1/8"  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 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. 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 saddles have rich tone and sustain, without the inconsistency found in ivory, bone and other natural materials.

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TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Taylor Compensated 1/8"

  • 2-13/16" x 1/8" x 3/8"
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Graph TechTUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Taylor Compensated 1/8"
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (6)
  • Improves sound (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I am a believer

Used this to replace the saddle on my Yamaha FG735 and it change the tone in a very nice way. Volume is about the same to me, but tone is overall richer and...Read complete review

Used this to replace the saddle on my Yamaha FG735 and it change the tone in a very nice way. Volume is about the same to me, but tone is overall richer and fuller, specially on the 1st and 2nd strings, they now sound thicker. Heard many speculations on the web anout tusq latetly, now I am a believer. Give it a try, it is so inexpensive and easy to install, if you sont like it just install your old saddle back. Hope this helps.

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Tried the Tusq bridge pins and was impressed by the subtle sound improvement to my Fender acoustic. Got this saddle expecting the same, but was largely disappointed. It did seem to add some...Read complete review

Tried the Tusq bridge pins and was impressed by the subtle sound improvement to my Fender acoustic. Got this saddle expecting the same, but was largely disappointed. It did seem to add some bell-like trebles, but since my guitar?s already pretty bright, it just made it sound ?clangy.? What really irked me was that it seemed to dampen my mids, not much difference to the lows. Doesn?t add much to your tone, if anything, seems to detract. I suppose if your guitar has dead highs, then this might help, otherwise I wouldn?t recommend.

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5.0

great product

By Halftime

from va

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Taylor Compensated 1/8":

      do a little sanding, and easy fix for better tone

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      5.0

      Great for the price

      By Isaiah

      from Englewood fl

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Taylor Compensated 1/8":

      I had to do very little sanding and it worked good with my fishman pickup.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      I would choose a different style if I ordered again.

      By Tex

      from Sidney Mt.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Taylor Compensated 1/8":

        I bought this guitar to replace one I have had for almost 50 years. The first was a "Yamaha" type guitar. I couldn't find pins or a bridge to fit and since it was so old I bought a new one. I liked the smaller box on my original guitar. It easier to hold on your lap and play that way. the new strings don't sound that good,kind of tinny, and they go out of tune quickly. Maybe that's just because they are new though? Also many of the plastic pins on the new guitar were cracked right out of the box. I expected the guitar to be close to in tune when I got it but it was way off. Probably that is to be expected with all of the temperature variations I suppose.

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        5.0

        Excellent product at a reasonable price.

        By Limey

        from Minocqua, WI

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Taylor Compensated 1/8":

          Excellent to enhance sound, for experienced installers.

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          4.0

          tone changer

          By mcl

          from Longmont, CO

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Taylor Compensated 1/8":

              I just wanted to experiment with the tone of my guitar. A Washburn wd10sce. This saddle along with a new tusq nut and tusq bridge pins did just that, changed the tone. I wouldn't say it is better or worse, just a little different than it originally was. I would say it made the guitar a bit louder and with a bit more ring to chords. I did have to sand a millimeter or two off of the saddle to get the proper action, but it was no problem. Take it to your guitar shop if you don't feel comfortable doing it on your own. Decent product but don't expect a night and day difference in sound.

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              5.0

              Worked great!

              By ChasB

              from Orlando

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Taylor Compensated 1/8":

                  Easy to file

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                  3.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By JP

                  from Binghamton, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound
                  • Improves Sound Quality
                  • Improves The Action

                  Cons

                  • Be Prepared To File Down
                  • Needs To Be Fine Tuned

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing
                  • Repairing Old Guitar

                  Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Taylor Compensated 1/8":

                  Good product if you are willing to spend the time and effort into sanding and filing down to fit your bridge as well as the action. It dose leave plenty of room for adjusting as high or as low as you want your action.Over all it is worth the time and effort for a higher performance of sound.

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                  5.0

                  Everything You've Heard You Can Hear

                  By AHG

                  from Northern California

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                  Pros

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

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                      Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Taylor Compensated 1/8":

                      I am using this on a Yamaha LJ6. Everything you've heard about Tusq saddles you can actually hear when you play. Breadth, depth and more harmonically rich. Strings 1-3 in particular. It's an amazing way to make every guitar better for very little--with one more aesthetic benefit that never seems to get mentioned: your guitar remains free of bone, which, if you recall, is an animal part.

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                      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Tusc saddle

                      By hip

                      from ohio

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Not Functional

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Taylor Compensated 1/8":

                          delivery took too long.When it arrived it would not fit my ej200 Epiphone,it is not wide enough.

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                          5.0

                          EXCELLENT

                          By Dan

                          from South Carolina

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                          Pros

                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

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                              Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ Acoustic Guitar Saddle - Taylor Compensated 1/8":

                              This TUSQ saddle made a huge improvement in the tone
                              and general sound of my Takamine GS430S acoustic.
                              It fit perfectly in the guitar saddle slot and was
                              money well spent.

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