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Question about replacing a saddle ...
Last night I replaced the 7-year-old saddle on my 2005 Seagull Artist Mosaic with a new Tusq saddle. I sanded it to the correct length to fit snuggly into the slot and then I duplicated the height of the old saddle because the action was fine before.
However, the new saddle appears to be a little less "thick" than the old one. It appeared to fit nicely in the slot until the strings were tightened, then it tilted slightly forward in the bridge slot.
Is this angle likely to cause any damage to the rosewood bridge?
The guitar sounds great and plays fine. I feel sure the action is a bit lower as a result of the angle and that doesn't bother me.
I Just want to make sure that the bridge isn't in any sort of jeopardy.
What do you think ??
Greg ... Thanks! I think you just conviced me to leave it alone and just enjoy the lovely "character" of the wood ... :-)
No way I could do without playing it for a month!! Plus all that sounds very expensive. I got the guitar for $300 ... new ones are around $1,000 or so. I guess I should be happy to have found such a bargain and just enjoy it!
I just bought a wonderful sounding and playing 2005 model Seagull Artist Mosaic with a solid cedar top and solid mahogany sides and back. The top, in particular is a little "Willie Nelson" even though it doesn't affect the sound at all. Some of you experienced builder/repair types, give me some feedback ...is there any way to improve, if not restore the finish on the top short of a full-scale major re-work??
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