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post May 2 2009, 05:14 PM
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I know some acoustics come with an adjustable saddle but I didn't know if you could actually upgrade the standard saddle on an acoustic to an adjustable?

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Ivan Milenkovic
post May 3 2009, 12:06 AM
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never heard of that either. Perhaps some luthier who knows how to work with acoustic guitars can help there.


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post May 4 2009, 01:26 PM
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I never heard about it as well, do you have a link on such guitar? smile.gif


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post May 4 2009, 01:55 PM
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I believe you can always put new saddle on your guitar,
make it more lower or higher.
Adjustable saddle would need special type of bridge or som, dunno. smile.gif


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post May 4 2009, 03:42 PM
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im sure there have been acoustics with saddle type bridge,



where, i just dont know, i tried googling but only found some that have an adustable bridge, not individual saddles :-\


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post May 5 2009, 01:48 PM
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To the best of my knowledge there aren't many Guitars that were ever built with an adjustable Bridge/Saddle. Late 60's Eko's had a saddle that had two Thumbwheel screws on either side to raise or lower each side of the bridge. From a small amount of research I've found that not many Manufacturers/Luthiers use them as they only have a small 'Contact Point' on the top of the Guitar and so don't transmit as full a sound through the Guitar!
I'll do a bit more research and see if I can find anything more!!!
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EDIT.
After a bit research all I've found is adjustable Bridges for Archtop guitars mainly!!

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But you can get an Adjustable Insert for a Flat-top Acoustic Bridge. So, to answer your original question...
The answer is "Yes, you can upgrade you Bridge!!!!"
With something like these:-

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Hope this helps a bit!!!!
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post May 7 2009, 12:18 PM
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Hey Jones, thanks for the info. I may look into this some more.
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QUOTE (JCJXXL @ May 7 2009, 12:18 PM) *
Hey Jones, thanks for the info.

No worries!!! If you need any more help just ask!!!
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