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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 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

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

Excellent product at a reasonable price.

By 

from Minocqua, WI

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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 

    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!

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        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 

            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 

            from Northern California

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                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

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                from ohio

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                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 

                    from South Carolina

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                    Pros

                    • Improves Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        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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                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        intonation is important

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

                        I got this item hoping to replace my Taylor 114ce Bridge. It took some sanding, adjustments, A little work and effort just to find out. its not the bridge that fits perfectly. Ive also tried everything to get it to fit perfctly and it doest.. Also the Intonation as off on the 2nd string. Its perfectly tuned in D and G but C and E chords are off. So its a turn off to me.. So 2 hours later i have a bridge that doesn't fix or sound any better then the one that came with...

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

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                        By 

                        from California

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

                        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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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I am a believer

                        By 

                        from Orlando, FL

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

                        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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