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Acoustic Guitar-Saddle/Nut Comparison

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#1 SotosOpeth

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:18 AM

Hello guys! : )

Not sure If I shared this before here, I just thought to share with you a tone comparison video I did on saddle/nut for acoustic guitar made by different materials.I thought can be helpful for anyone looking to make a small upgrade on the acoustic guitar.

The guitar I am playing is a custom made Pellerin guitar with Adirondack top/East Indian Rosewood B&S made by luthier Michel Pellerin.

I ll be happy to read what you prefer!Personally most of the times I use white Tusq, it’s a quite balanced sound to my ears.

Composed, recorded, mixed and mastered by me at my home studio.

Have a great day guys and thank you so much for checking the comparison!
Hope it helps!

#2 dadfad



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 03:59 AM

Thanks for the comparison. I also prefer white Tusq for replacements when needed. Fortunately I play mostly vintage guitars (like the 1934 Gibson "The Jumbo" in my photo) which still have the original ivory nuts and saddles in very good condition and using woods that are banned and no longer available. The guitar pictured has and Red Adirondack spruce top with mahogany back, sides and neck and a Brazilian rosewood fret-board.


I also have newer guitars, but for the kind of music I play I generally prefer the vintage pre-war Gibsons. The guitar pictured, eighty-five years old, is probably the finest guitar I've ever played, and I've played a great many guitars both old and new. It's extremely powerful, a very powerful base yet the treble separation is perfect. I'm very fortunate to be its present owner.


A luthier in the UK, Adam Gledhill, has made several guitars to the specifications, bracing-patterns, internal and external templates, etc I supplied him from my guitar and has duplicated that guitar as faithfully as possible.


Again, thanks for the comparison. And for your music. Very nice!

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