If you're thinking of rasing the action then flat is probably fine. If you want the action overall as low as possible, usually a tiny bit higher on the middle strings helps because those are the ones that buzz the most readily. Acoustic Guitar Saddles. The nut should be leveled flat and the cow-bone shaved so that its height and shape fit the guitar perfectly. Saddle: Approx.72 x 3 x 9mm / 2.8 x 0.1 x 0.4in. The seller has specified an extended handling time for this item. I have a guitar with action slightly too low and want a higher bridge saddle. Thanks for the helpful suggestions, everyone. by James Lister » Wednesday 17 July 2013, 06:59 am, Post Please enter 5 or 9 numbers for the ZIP Code. I am not a luthier, but I like doing this sort of job to accommodate my requirement. Post one reason why the innotation would change over the first year is that the neck relief and string height will probably have slightly increased over that peroid as the guitar settled in. TUSQ is an advanced polymer that's formed under high heat and pressure for uniform density. The original saddle looks a bit different than on some other classical guitars I've seen (where it is higher at the bass side and sloping down to the treble side). Assuming your guitar has a flat fingerboard, this is likely to be the most suitable shape. If you have everything else in great shape with neck relief and fret condition, the next step in guitar saddle adjustment is to measure your existing string action. Your country's customs office can offer more details, or visit eBay's page on, This item has an extended handling time and a delivery estimate. Get the item you ordered or get your money back. There are 3 items available. by; Is this why I have to retune when switching to/from using a capo? by James Lister » Tuesday 16 July 2013, 07:31 am, Post The Dean sounds like he thins the Bass side of the fretboard and gives it a slight camber as well. The grooves or raised edges where the strings rest, act as ‘compensation’ to lower or raise the height and break angle of the strings. once that is done just cut off and smooth the extra length. The current plastic saddle is carved for the G string, making it a bit longer. Yes, I normally aim for an angle about half way between the plane of the fingerboard and the top surface of the head. Minimum monthly payments are required. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. by staham » Wednesday 11 February 2009, 10:44 am, Post To overcome this, the nut and saddle need to be adjusted to suit each particular guitar. by; 1) widening the saddle slot to fit a 5/32" bone rather than the 1/8" it came with - I had to get closer to the 12th fret because the bass strings were flat. by staham » Thursday 12 February 2009, 14:41 pm, Post The nut and saddle has a beautiful appearance and can be well decorated for folk guitar. 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When the 12th fret is pressed the string is stretched causing the pitch to go sharp. ↳   How to Participate in the Delcamp Classical Guitar Forum, ↳   Archives of Public Space and its subforums, ↳   Use of nails in playing the classical guitar, ↳   Search for classical guitar sheet music, ↳   Ergonomics and Posture for Classical Guitarists, ↳   Classical guitar recording and amplification, ↳   Historical Background to Classical Guitar pieces, ↳   Archives of past "Classical Guitars for Sale", ↳   Guitar accessories and luthier supplies for sale, ↳   Advice on buying, selling or valuing a guitar. Man-made ivory from Graph Tech, for enhanced tone and sustain. See the seller's listing for full details. I do think a new saddle is the best solution, but if you want to try shimming the existing one, the way to do it is to use a thicker shim than you need (either bone or ebony), get the joining surface perfectly flat, then glue it to the bottom of the existing saddle, and then file, plane or sand the bottom to get the height you want. International shipment of items may be subject to customs processing and additional charges. That gives enough of a break, but not too sharp an angle where the string leaves the nut. no,when using capo you are actually streching the strings and depending on the fret size and how tight your capo is - you in effect put the guitar out of tune when securing the capo. I have asked this person what they mean by intonate, if it's not compensating. Will ship within 10 business days of receiving cleared payment. by Michael.N. Some acoustic guitar saddles may be compensated, meaning they have been shaped for better intonation. by Les Backshall » Tuesday 16 July 2013, 07:38 am, Post Excludes: Alaska/Hawaii, APO/FPO, US Protectorates, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Turkey, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Virgin Islands (U.S.), Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Greenland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Iceland, Jersey, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Armenia, Azerbaijan Republic, China, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, PO Box. Potentially it could increase chance of string snap but I don't have any issues with my guitars....my break angle isn't too steep. String action height or clearance in guitar saddle adjustment is typically measured at the 1st and 6th strings … Any thoughts on how many cents is acceptable to be the difference between 12th fret and 12th fret harmonic? Is it standard practice on classicals to shape the point that the strings break over the saddle for each string to get the intonation correct? "When I was younger, I could remember almost everything, whether it happened or not." This is called compensation. After the guitar is assembled, the shape of each guitar may vary by one hundredth of a millimeter. Thanks for all replies. Earn up to 5x points when you use your eBay Mastercard. After explaining that I don’t sell off the shelf saddles, I offered to make one out of bone instead of the original synthetic (plastic) material.