Replogle Resos Saddle, Maple Full-Ebony Compensated SMF1CR

$24.99

Optimize the sound of your resonator guitar with the specialized Replogle Reso Saddle that best suits your instrument and your personal sound preferences. Maximize the power, tone, and projection of your resophonic guitar with customized Replogle Saddles.

  • Traditional resonator guitar/Dobro sound
  • Quarter-sawn hardrock maple 
  • Full ebony cap for improved string tone and sustain
  • 16″ radius shape for the roundneck radius setup
  • Features the innovative Replogle Resos shaped-compensation for better intonation  
  • One-piece design fits Biscuit Bridge installations
    • Can be cut for two-piece Spider Bridge installations
  • Measures approximately 2-5/8″ x 3/4″ x 1/8″ (66.68mm x 19.05mm x 3.18mm) 
  • Fitting & setup with final sanding, trimming and string slotting is required

 

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Description

Why Upgrade the Saddle? The bridge saddle is a vital part of the resonator guitar’s complete sound engine. All of the initial vibration of the strings has to pass through the saddle that holds those strings in place on the bridge. If the saddle is soft wood or non-resonant material, if it absorbs the vibration, or if it is loose fitting then it will decrease the resonator’s ability to do its job. The Replogle Reso maple saddle is made from quarter-sawn hardwood for the best traditional tone and projection.

Maple Saddle

Why Maple? For nearly 100 years Maple has been the saddle wood of choice for traditional tone and sound projection in resonator guitars/Dobros. Maple provides “that classic Dobro tone” and that has been characteristic of traditional resophonic guitars for their entire history. Replogle Reso saddles use hand-selected, premium hard-rock maple that is quarter-sawn for the best resonant response on the bridge. Enhance the string attack, projection, tone and sustain of a Dobro or reso of any brand with a Replogle Reso classic, quarter-sawn hardrock maple saddle.

 

Why is the Saddle Radiused? Replogle Saddles are available in a 16” radius configuration as needed for the both radius fingerboard biscuit-bridge cones and the radius fingerboard versions of spider-bridge resonators. Radiused-fingerboard round-neck models are set up with typical acoustic guitar specs, and are played with the usual acoustic guitar picks and finger-style. These models will need the radiused Replogle Saddles.

 

 

Saddle Compensation

Why Use Compensation? Take advantage of the innovative Replogle Resos compensated saddle to improve intonation and tuning. Resonator guitars are infamous for having intonation “challenges”, meaning that the guitar does not play in-tune consistently up and down the neck, even though it may be tuned correctly when played in an “open” (unfretted) position. The Replogle Reso compensated saddle is carved on the top to enhance the intonation of all six strings.

 

Why use a Full Ebony Cap? In some cases, it may be beneficial to brighten up all 6 of the strings. Depending on the individual instrument, the full ebony cap could bring out the tone and brighten nickel strings, and can boost a set of lighter gauge strings as well. The Full Ebony Cap is an option in the players’ tool kit to customize an instrument and dial in the tone and projection.

 

 

 

 
 

Read more:
About Replogle Reso Saddles <click here>
About Installing the Saddle <click here>

Additional information

Weight .1 oz
Dimensions 3 × 2 × .25 in

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