This Nashville style saddle is made of an imitation, ivory-type material.
If you have an acoustic or vintage guitar, you owe it to yourself to hear the difference a TUSQ® nut, saddle and bridge pins make. Compared to standard materials such as bone, micarta or corian, you'll hear more harmonics with every note you play when you use TUSQ.on your guitar.
TUSQ has quickly become an important tone performance tool for some of the worlds most renowned guitar manufacturers, luthiers and playing professionals.
TUSQ nuts and saddles have rich tone and sustain, 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. Acoustic guitars come alive! * Rich Tone: a crystal clear bell like high end, big open lows, and a noticeable increase in overall sustain. * Laboratory-proven to enhance harmonic content (up to 200%) and sustain (up to 16%). * Engineered for maximum vibration transfer. * Used by the world's finest guitar manufacturers. * Consistent quality from piece to piece and within each piece. * No flat or dead spots that can be found in bone or ivory. * Easy to work with - can be filed and sanded; will not chip or flake.
TUSQ is far superior in sound and apearance to synthetics such as Micarta and Corian. The high levels of heat and pressure used in making TUSQ results in its exotic ivory-like appearance. Join those who have invested in the best new man-made ivory available!
TUSQ is used by: Martin, Taylor, Larrivee, Gibson, Tacoma, Ovation, Raimundo, Rainsong, Carvin and many other industry leaders.