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GUITAR SADDLE REPLACEMENT

Saddle replacement is normally done because of a desire for an alternate saddle material, string ware or for acoustic guitars, undersaddle pickup installation. Saddle upgrades for any guitar can improve tone, sustain and string to body coupling...

Bone Saddles & Files

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After cutting the bone blank down to a "rough in" size, I use a cant saw file to shape the long top string rest edges and a series of small shaping files for compensated areas of acoustic guitar saddles...

Acoustic Saddle

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Having completed a bone saddle, I leave the saddle height a little high to get the proper playing action during final setup...

"Blackie" Prototype

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This unusual looking hardtail bridge is on an original "Stratocaster Elite", 1983-84, which was a prototype that became Eric Clapton's "Blackie". This was a facinating guitar to work on (and play of course)...

Roller Bridge

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Roller bridges are great for any guitar with Bixby style tremolo bars. This 1965 Gretsch Nashville is still in the hands of it's original owner and still plays great...