Each Replogle Reso saddle for both Spider & Biscuit bridges is approximately 2-5/8″ x 3/4″ x 1/8″ (66.68mm x 19.05mm x 3.18mm). Final trimming and slotting is required.
Mike Replogle explains, “reso guitars are infamous for intonation problems. Carving the saddle under the first two strings, and smoothly angling the other four strings greatly improves the intonation. I debuted this innovation on the Jerry Douglas Signature Dobro® that I designed back in ’94, and it works great.”
New Innovation! Unleashing the Magic of Koa….
Replogle Reso saddles are now available in Koa! the time-honored tone of this mystical hardwood from the Hawaiian Islands provides the strength and volume of the normal maple saddle, but adds a warmth and tone that only true Koa can deliver.
Mike Replogle says, “Koa brings a tone to the table that hasn’t been seen since the early days. It adds an edge to the customization of any resonator guitar that hasn’t been seen since the earliest days of resonator and Weissenborn guitars”
Split ebony/koa: ebony beneath the wound strings only, for more balanced tone and volume. Mike adds, “a full ebony cap like a banjo bridge has does boost the wound strings, but unfortunately it also boosts the plain strings, so it still yields an uneven sound… but with the first two unwound strings on maple and then the wound strings on ebony to brighten them up, the problem is solved—much more even and balanced sound.”
Split ebony/koa compensated: both Replogle refinements in one bridge. Better intonation, plus more uniform volume and tone and a wonderful Island tone.
Full Ebony Cap. This variation is available for those player that use string sets of heavier gauges, giving an even tone on those special sets.