With the new and saddle cut and fitted, the new bone was stained to give an appearance of being aged, which the customer wanted. They were also in keeping with the aged bone bridge pins which were fitted.
With all the new parts fitted, the guitar was setup and restrung before being ready for the customer to collect!
This 12 string Paul Brett acoustic was brought in for some upgrades, a new bone nut and saddle, new bridge pins and a setup to complete.
First the new bone saddle was hand cut and shaped to replace the existing plastic one. The new bone saddle was marked out for it's compensated intonation angles.
Once the new saddle was made and fitted, the new bone saddle was cut, shaped and fitted. The old one was a precut factory one that didn't 100% fit the guitar, the new nut was shaped to fit the neck. The old nut was used as a template for the string spacing to ensure the playability of the guitar remained the same.
Hi, I'm Lewis, Ive been repairing guitars since 2004, I learnt my craft at Totnes School of Guitar Making!