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We could show many great reactions of our clients on facebook, Instagram and Twitter that use our saddles but we decided to show a few youtube reactions here, please sort it out for yourself by watching the video’s, enjoy!

Dan Erlewine from Steward MacDonald shows how to simply improve your guitar a great deal and you can do it at home 🙂

The Highwood Saddles improvement starts at 4 minutes in this video…

Stan Millers great review of our Saddles! Please watch:

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More than 30 (excellent!) reviews on Reverb, please click on the link below:

https://reverb.com/shop/highwood-guitarparts/feedback

Review in the Dutch version of UK’s Guitarist magazine:

Ratings:

5 Stars ***** (highest possible score)
We liked: The innovative idea, high quality manufacturing, and the way it works
What we didn’t like: Nothing

http://www.gitarist.nl/tests/artikel/61-14323/highwood-hg-contoured-vintage-guitar-saddles–test-uit-gitarist-283

Many Guitarists prefer Classic bend Steel bridge Saddles on their Stratocaster.

They look great and give authentic Tone. There is however a problem every user is familiar with: the 2 Screws used to adjust Saddle (and string) height protrude above these Saddles. These protruding Screws irritate Players hands, or many times even cause bleeding hand-palm injuries.

Marcel Dam of Highwood Instruments has thought of a simple and very elegant solution to this problem: his Saddle design bends backwards at the position of these screws. The height adjustable screws not only feed through threaded holes from the top of their Saddles but also through threaded holes in the lower part that is bend backwards. The screws no longer protrude, not even when the Saddles are adjusted in the lowest (low and high E string) position.

Turning both screws clockwise will raise Saddle (String) height: this results in screws that will only go deeper and therefore away from the top of the Saddle. Ideal !

There are several different Saddle widths available that can be used for just about any kind of fixed or tremolo bridge. The Saddles are beautiful and accurately produced and have a string notch in them that provide easier string bending and support of the string. Our .010 set fitted perfectly and according to Highwood the diameter of the notch is chosen in such a way that even thicker gauge strings fit in perfectly. The sound of these Saddles is excellent and playing with these Saddles is wonderful. Strumming, picking near the bridge and palm muting: it is no longer a problem.

Why did nobody else thought of this before…(?)

Tom Anderson and Highwood Guitar Saddles NAMM 2018

Tom Anderson, Fender Guitars and stratocasters
Our ergonomic saddles fit almost all Fender and Stratocaster guitars, telecasters and most guitar bridges. Tom Anderson Guitarworks has shown our saddles as new improvement on the NAMM 2018. Tom is also in favour of our saddles and we love it.

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Improvement on our 10.8 mm / 0.425 inch width saddles
Originally we made our 10.8 mm / 0.425″ width saddles with the height adjustable screws spaced slightly to much inwards – and as a result our screws didn’t fit the tracks situated under both E saddles made in the base plate of Gotoh 510 tremolos. We produced new 10.8 mm saddles with the correct screw spacing that now do fit perfectly. In every set of 6 saddles the outer two saddles in our package fit the Gotoh 510 tracks. These two newly improved saddles are included in our package from now on.

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Ergonomic benefits from our saddles on guitar bridges.
Avoid RSI-problems by holding your hand and hand palm in a better way – many guitar players are not playing freely which can cause strain injuries. There are many articles to find regarding this topic, for example:
Hand palm injuries playing guitar
What to know about ergonomics and playing a guitar
Ergonomices and electric guitars