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TUSQ Alvarez Style Compensated Acoustic Saddle
by Graph Tech


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The Graph Tech TUSQ Alvarez Style Compensated Acoustic Saddle is a great option to replace or upgrade Alvarez or similar size acoustic guitar saddles, with compensation to help improve intonation. Their TUSQ material is efficient at transferring vibrations to your guitar top and delivers a rich tone with crystal clear bell like high-end with big open lows and increased sustain, as a man-made material it is consistent from piece to piece with no hidden soft spots associated with bone. Graph Tech saddles are supplied slightly oversized to allow for final fit and shaping (material works easily with fine sandpaper).


Great option to replace or upgrade Alvarez or similar size acoustic guitar saddles
Compensated for improved intonation
TUSQ material delivers a rich tone and increased sustain
Consistent from piece to piece with no hidden soft spots
Made in Canada

Tech specs

Width 76.38 mm (3")
Height 11.17 mm (0.44" or 7/16")
Thickness 3.25 mm (0.128" or 1/8")
Manufacturer Part Number PQ-9276-C0
UPC-A 702725101535

Customer reviews

4.0 out of 5

Luke F. Verified Purchase

Going to give the benefit of the doubt

Not being a professional luthier, I have to give a balanced review of this. I sanded and fit this in order to improve the action of my Yamaha fg830. The end result was that the guitar action was nice and low, without any fret buzz, but the sound/tone was unbearably dull and muted. I tried this bridge with both the original plastic bridge pins and with tusq bridge pins. The result was the same. I re-fitted the original bridge, which resolved the problem, at the expense of higher action.
I have read that lowering action (regardless of bridge material) can dull the sound/tone as it reduces the break-angle of the strings across the bridge where they sit into the bridge pin retaining holes. That said, I can't confidently fault the product, as the issue could just be caused by the resultant break angle of strings due to the lowered string action and it could also be the result of me installing it incorrectly. If I were to buy another one, I would take it to a luthier to be fitted. That way it removes the variable of the sanding/fitting being at fault. I would keep the original bridge incase I didn't like the result of the professionally fitted bridge.

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