Graph Tech TUSQ 3/32" Acoustic Guitar Saddle Slab
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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 nuts have rich tone and sustain, without the inconsistency found in ivory, bone and other natural materials..
TUSQ 3/32" Acoustic Guitar Saddle Slab Specifications:
- 4" x 3/32" x 1/2"
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Comments about Graph Tech TUSQ 3/32" Acoustic Guitar Saddle Slab:
I recently received an entry level guitar as a gift that needed some work. After cutting a new nut which helped to improve tone, I decided to make further enhancements so I ordered this saddle slab. My old saddle was plastic so I was skeptical about putting on yet more man made "junk". I had never worked on a guitar before, as I have played banjos and mandolins for years so this was going to be a first. Others I asked had mixed reviews about TUSQ but I decided to go for it. Tusq is a manufactored material, but not plastic. My experience was it was easier to work with than bone and seems to display many of the nicer qualities of bone without the difficulties such as cutting and shaping. Cutting and shaping was acomplished by me at my home useing a bench grinder, sand paper and caliper dial-for precise measurements. It took less than 20 minutes from start to finish to remove my old saddle, cut and shape this saddle and have the intonation I always dreampt of. The instrument now rings true all over the fretboard, it has crisp clear highs, deep clear lows and nice mid range. And it is my understanding that TUSQ is just as hard as bone, so it should not wear out for a long long time-if ever. If you are looking for a new saddle, but afraid to tackle the job yourself, fear not, the package comes with instructions on how to cut and shape it using just sandpaper. A nice saddle material, that is easy to work with.