When I first saw that this item was recommended I was a bit confused because it seemed so basic, but I was very pleasantly surprised upon doing more research. This may be the equivalent of sliced bread for guitar geeks.
Huge thank you to Joe Gonzales for recommending Bob Colosi’s custom bone saddles, nuts, picks, and bridge pins. Bob Colosi is based out of St. Marys, GA and he specializes in making high quality replacement parts for your acoustic guitar… and yes it can be of any size or brand.
Bob operates a service that allows you to get a replacement nut, saddle, or set of bridge pins for your guitar… regardless of the size. Bob custom makes these pieces out of high quality bone, horn, or ivory to exactly match what is already on your guitar, making replacement and upgrading a breeze.
Here is what Acoustic Tuesday viewer Joe Gonzales had to say of his experience with Bob Colosi and his saddle making abilities:
“For $35, I sent in my old (composite) saddle and Bob Colosi cut a new saddle out of hand picked bone. Great improvement in tone & response. Minimum final set up required and Bob provided all the info I needed to do the job myself. A great upgrade to a mid-level acoustic guitar.”
Not only does Bob make custom saddles, nuts, and pins; he also crafts guitar picks out of these same high quality materials in a myriad of various shapes. Seriously, when I saw the picks I was blown away by all of the shapes and options he shows on his site.
One more thing, Bob also has created an end pin plug for when you remove a pickup from your guitar and want to put a classic endpin in place of the output jack that was once there. In my opinion these are pure genius and can make your guitar look seriously elegant if a pickup was removed at anytime.
Overall, this was an absolutely stupendous guitar geek find by our very own Acoustic Tuesday family. So next time you are thinking of hot rodding your acoustic and don’t feel like trying to craft a high quality saddle or nut yourself be sure to contact Bob Colosi as he is a master at his craft.
Bob Colosi’s Custom Saddle Links
Tony – I’m thinking of ordering bone bridge pins from Bob Colosi…where do I obtain a “dial caliper?”
I have been playing guitar in local joint from years and have great experience with using bone saddles, I have used bob colosi services from http://www.guitarsaddles.com/ for installing bone saddle on my fender guitar and also bought a replacement, For my Martin I bought the bone saddles from https://macnichol.com/ they also provide good service at $15/ piece.