Acoustics are not as friendly as electrics when it comes to setting saddle height. The majority of our top ten picks have been welcomed by consumers, given great feedback and reviews. I make my saddles from a rectangular blanks especially for your guitar's bridge which means that it's 100% tailor made to be spot-on for the best playability, sound, looks and performance. These are fairly easy to remove and should not be glued in place. It gave me the best sound I'd ever got from this guitar. The process to lower the saddle on an acoustic guitar isn’t actually too difficult. Best Sounding Acoustic Guitar Pickup? Lowering drop in saddles is done by removing material from the bottom, unless the saddle's crown or radius also needs work. So don't knock 'all' plastic. Most acoustic guitar saddles are either 3/32" or 1/8" wide. When it comes to making a bespoke bone saddle for an acoustic guitar there are lots of factors that are all really important. Bone bridge saddle making for acoustic guitars >Back to Guitar Upgrades . Guitar Saddles. I have a Royal acoustic guitar and I experimented with wood of various kinds. Types of Saddles Drop In Saddles . And it’s not critical if you get it really wrong. 5 out of 5 stars (1) Total ratings 1, £41.95 New. Set saddle (top) compared to drop in saddle. As a consequence a lot of acoustic guitars are left with the wrong action. In the old days they made saddles out of wood, and they still do on archtop guitars (the string tension pushing down on the saddle is different on archtops). Defining what the best sounding pick up is tough because sound itself is very subjective. Go to previous slide - Best selling. We’ll start at the bridge end, with guitar saddles. Setting the saddle height on an acoustic is a crucial part of setting one up, and sometimes you’ll need a replacement. EVH D-tuna Drop D Tuning System for Floyd Rose Bridges Black USA. Bone Acoustic Guitar Saddle / Bridge White 74mm X 11.6mm. So to summarize: The hardness of the saddle is directly proportional to the loudness and dynamics of the guitar. Acoustic guitar saddles are commonly made from a single piece of bone, ivory, wood, or plastic. A drop in saddle sits in a routed slot in the bridge. So long as you are patient and take care, then this is something that you should be able to do yourself. But similar to top nuts, a saddle pretty much unique to each guitar so it’s best to create a bespoke one rather than an off-the-shelf pre-cut saddle. Showing slide {CURRENT_SLIDE} of {TOTAL_SLIDES} - Best selling. Under saddle style pickups will require saddle and bridge removal which needs to be done painstakingly especially with a cheap acoustic or particularly old guitar. I finally hit pay-dirt (So to speak) with a saddle shaped from a red plastic kitchen item for squeezing garlic. These tend to take the form of a 2"3" white or cream strip, set within a wood bridge. Electric guitars have adjustable bridge saddles meaning you can twiddle or undo your work, but with a careful and methodical approach there is a way to give your acoustic a better action. The best material to transfer sound between objects is steel, which is used in higher end electric guitar saddles. I tried pieces of household items made of plastic. The worst thing that can happen is that you’ll need to get a new saddle and start again. 5 out of 5 stars (2) Total ratings 2, £3.95 New.