"Vintage Stratocaster Saddles always chew up my hand when I palm-mute"
(Quote from a TGP forum member.)
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We all love our vintage guitars. But there is an age-old problem plaguing all Strat vintage
bridge Saddles: the protruding height-adjustable Saddle screws that hurt our hands.

No more!


HG Contoured Vintage Guitar Saddles TM
better known as "Highwood Strat Saddles"!

Highwood Guitar Parts | Contoured Saddles for your Stratocaster bridge. No more tiny screws that hurt your hand while playing!
Highwood Guitar Parts | Contoured Saddles for your Stratocaster bridge. No more tiny screws that hurt your hand while playing!

Contoured you say? That's right. Meaning; without the screws sticking out the top of the Saddles. Our innovative Saddles are made from exceptional quality Steel and are nickel coated directly onto the steel body to provide you with pure vintage tone!

HG Contoured Vintage Guitar Saddles have more mass giving you longer sustain, clearer note separation and definition, improved harmonic response and touch sensitivity. These smooth feeling Saddles still retain a lovely vintage look.

Each HG Saddle set comes with stainless steel intonation and height adjustment screws and springs. An allen wrench is also included.

Please note: our Saddles are hardened, but not as much as some other brands. We have noticed that extremely hardened Saddles can change the tone of your guitar, sometimes making your guitar sound 'pingy'. That's because they add upper mid and high to your tone. We believe Leo got it pretty right.


  • No more handpalm injuries (no screws sticking out)
  • Better sustain
  • Quicker attack
  • Vintage look
  • Nickel plated, Gloss or Reliced
  • Playing free, without the (unconsciously) fear of injuries

Gloss, set of 6 Saddles: € 39,95 incl. 21% VAT
Reliced, set of 6 Saddles: € 44 incl. 21% VAT

Customers outside the EU do not pay 21% VAT.

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Please go to our webshop with this buy it now button


We sell via our Dealers, in our webshop you can buy our saddles only in Countries that we have no dealer (yet).
Find your dealer listed here or buy via our webshop



Measuring & width recognition

Measure one of your current Saddles with a digital caliper.

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Please note.
It is important to be aware that some guitars do not have the correct size Saddles. You can see this when there are gaps between the 6 Saddles. If this is the case, you should check their width as described. Digital caliper also vary a little, so 10.4mm also fits the 10.5mm type.

If the intonation screw hole is not in the center of your current Saddles then our HG Contoured Vintage Guitar Saddles are not compatible. For further questions see our Frequently asked questions or contact your dealer.

Once again, in our webshop you can only create an order if there is no dealer listed in your country. Please order via dealer that deliver in your country. Thank you for playing Highwood saddles, enjoy the features that come with it! And watch out for counterfeit products. If our product are not sold via our dealers or us, you better be sure that you buy shit counterfeit quality..