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Model 9600 Acoustic Saddle Microbalance R12" L71.18mm

Model 9600 Acoustic Saddle Microbalance R12" L71.18mm



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The 9600 model is an excellent option to replace or upgrade the saddle on your acoustic guitar that has an under saddle pickup.


It uses Graph Tech Microbalance technology which allows you to fine-tune the output for each string.


It is compensated to help improve the playability of your guitar and has a 12" radius.


The PS-9600-C0 is also available in a convenient 10-pack (LT-9600-10).

The PQ-9600-C0 is also available in a convenient 10-pack (LQ-9600-10).

Measure Length Thickness Height Str.Sp
inches 2.802” 0.126” 0.292”
mm 71.18 3.2 7.43


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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 is permanently lubricated.

Lubrication formula 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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5 reviews
  • BB
    Barry B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Fit perfectly

    Much better that the plastic saddle that came with my guitar. Fits great. Sounds great

  • ES
    Ed S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    Good After Some Work

    I actually tried another Graphtech saddle before this one in my Yamaha LS acoustic. Both saddles were too thick and in both cases I had to do some sanding to get them to fit. Once they were sanded down they worked very good. Just be aware if you have a Yamaha LS acoustic there will be some minor work that is needed to get them to fit into the bridge. Once properly fitted, they make a big difference over the factory installed Urea saddles!!

  • D
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    5 Stars

    Lowered the action on my D’Angelico to where it plays great.

  • DB
    Don B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago
    Just what my D’Angelico needed.

    I recently bought a D’Angelico acoustic guitar. It sounds great. However, the action was a just a little too high for my style of picking which, detracted from my enjoyment playing. The 9600 saddle is the perfect height, making the git so much more “playable”. Now the git plays as well as it sounds.

  • DR
    Dean R.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Piezo issue solved!

    I had a weak response on the high E and B strings. Original bone saddle had been cut poorly. Decided to try the Tusq micro balance and I'm thrilled with the outcome. Clear even signals from the pickup and it dropped in beautifully after a very small amount of sanding down the thickness. Thanks, Graphtech!

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