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Model 9280 Acoustic Saddle Compensated L73.15mm (2.88")

Model 9280 Acoustic Saddle Compensated L73.15mm (2.88")



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The 9280 model is a great option to replace or upgrade the saddle on your acoustic guitar.

It is our most popular saddle and will work with many guitar models.

It is 1/8" thick and is compensated to help improve playability. Because it is shaped it makes for a quick and easy install.


The PT-9280-C0 is also available in a convenient 10-pack (LT-9280-10).

The PQ-9280-C0 is also available in a convenient 10-pack (LQ-9280-10).

Measure Length Width Height Str.Sp
inches 2.88” 0.128” 0.43”
mm 73.15 3.25 10.92


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What are the String Saver and TUSQ Materials in Saddles?

String Saver Saddles

String Saver saddles are made with a unique combination of materials made to enhance tone and dramatically reduce string breakage. Each saddle has the String Saver which is impregnated with PTFE, the slipperiest substance on earth.

The PTFE in String Savers eases the grip between the saddle and string, spreading the stress over a greater portion of the string, just enough to drastically reduce string breakage.

Our patented String Saver Originals are made entirely of our String Saver material and give you a very balanced tone across the spectrum. People who were breaking one or two strings a night have contacted us after using String Savers and are amazed that they go weeks and months without breaking a string!

String Saver Classics are made with an extremely high quality steel saddle with our patented String Saver material inserted in the string ramp. String Saver Classics preserve the classic look of a metal saddles while freeing you from the problem of breaking strings.

TUSQ Saddles

TUSQ Saddles have a rich tone without the inconsistency found in ivory, bone, and other natural materials. Bone and ivory have hard and soft spots (grain) throughout each piece, hampering the consistent transfer of vibrations to the guitar top. TUSQ saddles are designed to transfer the right frequencies more efficiently from the string to the guitar body.

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6 reviews
  • D
    Verified Reviewer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago

    Replaced the stock saddle in my Yamaha LSTA, much better tone

  • MS
    Mary S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 weeks ago
    Upgrade for Jim Dandy

    A little sanding was required. Looks nice.

  • AP
    Adam P.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Gold Standard saddle

    Every GraphTech saddle is worlds beyond common plastic, and even bone, saddles. There is no comparable material out there. If there is a drop-in option for your guitar, you absolutely must buy one! If the saddle needs a little shaping or height adjustment, do whatever you can to get it. This is one of the fastest ways to improve your acoustic guitar's tone and reliability at the same time! I'm fortunate enough to be able to do the work myself, and I installed this on a $140 guitar, along with a GraphTech nut and bridge pins. With a proper action setup and these parts, a room full of musicians all played it and regularly guessed that it cost $500 - $800. And I'm not a professional luthier.

    If you're reading these reviews, you are most of the way committed to buying one. Do it now!

  • MO
    michael O.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Surprisingly good

    Better sustain, harmonics, clarity, bass, everything is better

    I definitely prefer it over the stock plastic and the bone saddle i tried

    Good job graphtech!

  • WL
    William L.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago

    Good product and easily shaped to size needed.

    I actually needed a saddle thinner than 1/8 but you did not have one.

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