This lovely Simon and Patrick acoustic was in the workshop for a setup, new bone saddle and a K&K mini pure pickup fitted, to give the customers guitar some much need attention after owning for many years.
K&K mini pure are great pickups that give a really natural tone due to the fitment of the pickup, being located underneath the bridge on the soundboard.
The pickups transducers pick up the vibration from the whole soundboard rather than just from the saddle, which also gives a louder volume too so no need for a preamp, saving cutting a large hole into the acoustic.
The new saddle was hand cut from a bone blank and shaped to fit, with the compensation for the intonation cut into the saddle. The bone saddle will also improve the tone of the guitar, by allowing better transfer of the strings energy to the soundboard when played.