Classical Guitars: Nut
& Saddle (7 of 9)
nut is made of bone.
saddle is also made of bone and is designed to be thicker than that of
most builders. This is for two reasons:
1) The extra thickness allows for a smoother transition
break of the string over the saddle, and
2) There is more material available for fine intonation adjustments.
The mass of the saddle is reduced by cutting out portions
of the base of the saddle. This reduces the surface area in contact with
the bridge and concentrates the downward force and sound transmission
of each string.
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