The red aluminum
Nut and Saddle Setup Gauge, SPNSG,
has four troughs measuring depths of
1/32", 1/16", 3/32", and 1/8",
plus the thickness of the gauge itself, 1/4",
giving you a total of five different depths.
Bone is the material of choice these days for nuts and saddles. Its creamy smooth quality and natural denseness make it perfect both visually and mechanically. Another material now used for nuts and saddles is Corian®. Its appearance is very much like bone (a bit whiter), it expands and contracts like wood, and it has the advantage of non-porosity making it particularly useful for transducer-type pickup systems.
We offer unbleached bone for those looking for a traditional vintage look. Frank Ford tells us that the unbleached bone is slightly harder.
We have several useful sizes of bone from which to choose:
- S0 is for the extra long slots of the old Martins™
- S1 is medium height it 3/32" slots.
- S2A (tall) saddles fit 3/32" slots.
- S2 is medium height fit 1/8" slots.
- S2B (tall) saddles fit 1/8" slots.
- The special S3 is extra wide and tall to accommodate extra wide compensation or extra tall saddle height needs.
Our black buffalo horn nuts (NBHT) and saddles (NBH) add a distinctive look to your instrument.
See a Nut & Saddle End View
All dimensions listed are minimum dimensions. Sizes may vary slightly, but they will always exceed the minimum dimensions.
Bone shims, BSHIM, are useful for bumping the height of your nut or saddle to achieve a higher action when you don't have the time or wherewithal to make a new nut.
Robbie O'Brien shows
several fixes using bone shims.
Note: Due to United States Fish and Wildlife Service restrictions, we are unable to ship shell outside the U.S.A.