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The PQ-9100-00 is a great option to upgrade or replace the saddle on your Martin acoustic guitar. It is pre-shapped for a quick and simple install.
TUSQ nuts and saddles have rich tone without the inconsistency found in ivory, bone and other natural materials. Bone and ivory have hard and soft spots (grain) throughout each piece, hampering consistent transfer of vibrations to the guitar top. TUSQ nuts, saddles and bridge pins are designed to transfer the right frequencies more efficiently from the string to the guitar body.
Tech's notes: "Replacement nuts and saddles typically measure slightly larger than necessary to ensure a tight fit. The extra material is easily shaped down with fine grit sandpaper. The most important thing to check is that the string spacing is a close match to your existing nut. If pre-slotted, you should also have a tech make sure the slots are cut correctly for your particular string gauge and fingerboard radius."
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I bought this saddle as a replacement for one that was lost. With a little sanding it fit perfectly.I didn't do any compensation. It actually was better than the original.