Bone Nuts & Saddles
 
 
 
 
The easiest and cheapest “modification” that will improve the tone of any instrument is replacing the factory plastic nut and saddle with bovine bone. The mechanical properties of plastic (even plastics engineered for instruments) are just not as conducive to energy transfer as the brittle and dense nature of bone. The result of bone is a much clearer, bright, and responsive sounding instrument.
 
 
 

 
 
Nuts
 
The original nut is removed. The slot of cleaned and squared up and a new Bone nut is hand fit, shaped, polished and cut
 
 
 
 
6 String - $80
 
4-5 String Bass - $80
 
Mandolin - $65
 
12 String Guitar - $120
 
 
 

 
 
Saddles
 
You have the choice for a couple different styles of saddles for an acoustic guitar. I can fabricate a bone replica of whatever factory saddle exists in the guitar. Or I can fabricate what’s called a classic B-bump saddle. The b-bump shifts the B string back further to help compensate for common intonation issues.
 
Or, I can fabricate the same saddles which I use for my own instruments. This is a wider saddle that may require the saddle slot be widened. The allows me to adjust the break point of each individual string for individual intonation.
 
 
 
Classic B-bump - $80
 
Individually Intonated - $120
 
Slot Widening - $60
 
Arched Top & Mandolin - $160
 
 
 
 
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