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    New saddle

    Hi,
    Hope someone can help, I'm looking for a new saddle for a 1969 F-30 . Been looking online but haven't find anything yet.

    Thanks
    1969 Guild F-30NT
    1969 Stella H943

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    This man can help you, I was at his shop this past spring. He is set up to do anything and can! Give him a call or email. If you have a problem getting in touch, let me know. On his card that I have, I remember he changed his phone # or email. The website may now reflect that.

    Tom

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    Lotsa folks here have used this guy. He's made a saddle for me in fact. Nevermind, same guy.

    http://www.guitarsaddles.com/

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    Hi hd: my man Scott Gierman at Elderly Instruments made one for my DV-52; he honed it right in to my instrument, perfect intonation and action. Too touchy for me to mess around with. I play 'em, they work on 'em.

    Have you tried Stew Mac? They have lots of blanks. Have you thought about using a Tusq saddle? Of course bone would be more original.
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    Thanks, appreciate the info.
    1969 Guild F-30NT
    1969 Stella H943

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    Quote Originally Posted by hdrider57 View Post
    Hi,
    Hope someone can help, I'm looking for a new saddle for a 1969 F-30 . Been looking online but haven't find anything yet.

    Thanks
    A '69 F30 would have had a micarta saddle.
    Just in case you're looking to replicate and not actually upgrade.
    Guild didn't actually use bone until Tacoma era, '05.
    Al
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    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    A '69 F30 would have had a micarta saddle.
    Just in case you're looking to replicate and not actually upgrade.
    Guild didn't actually use bone until Tacoma era, '05.
    yeah, i figure my nut and saddle are micarta, 1971 and all. they have shaded to a nice cigarette color and maybe i should consider bone saddle at least. i just never sure if it makes that big of a difference...
    Wood

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westerly Wood View Post
    yeah, i figure my nut and saddle are micarta, 1971 and all. they have shaded to a nice cigarette color and maybe i should consider bone saddle at least. i just never sure if it makes that big of a difference...
    When I had it done to my D25 it was noticable to my relatively unsophisticated ear at the time.
    "Big" is relative and not sure I'd call it a "big" difference, but for sure noticable.
    Note I had the nut done too, and that's relevant to unfretted strings, and I play a lot of open chords and open strings in scales, or just use the A and E for bass notes a lot.
    Al
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    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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    Any half decent luthier can make you a better bone saddle easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AcornHouse View Post
    Any half decent luthier can make you a better bone saddle easily.
    Was gonna mention that myself but then remembered he's in a pretty sparsely populated area, was probably hoping there's a "stock part" that's easy to "mail order" ("web order"?)
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    Last edited by adorshki; 08-18-2017 at 06:14 PM.
    Al
    "Time May Change the Technique of Music But Never Its Mission " - Rachmaninoff
    My 1st Guild: '96 Westerly D25NT "Hally" (10-31-96 stamped on heelblock)
    #2: '01 Westerly F65ce "Blondie"
    #3: '03 Corona D40e Richie Havens "Richie"
    All bought new!

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