New Innovation! Unleashing the Magic of Koa…. Customize the sound of your biscuit-bridge resonator guitar with a Koa biscuit.
Replogle Reso biscuit bridges 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 biscuit, 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”
Why does the biscuit matter?
“Luthiers and manufacturers may upgrade their resonator cones and other parts, but then they install a soft piece of wood on the bridge and/or saddle… usually made from available scrap,” says Mike Replogle. “That effectively undoes all the hard work and kills the reso’s tone and projection. My hand selected, quarter-sawn hardwood completes the circle and give that final push for the best tone and projection possible.”
In addition, Replogle Biscuit bridges are beveled on either side of the saddle slot. “Beveling the biscuit decreases the mass that can deaden the cone along the bridge contact area”, says Replogle, ” and that extra response allows the vibrations to better transfer to the cone”.
Replogle Biscuits fit the Replogle Saddles (Please note that we recommend pairing the Replogle Koa Biscuits with the Replogle Koa Saddles – sold separately)