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TUSQ 1/8" Compensated Saddle (PQ-9281-C0)

TUSQ 1/8" Compensated Saddle (PQ-9281-C0)



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The PQ-9281-C0 is a great option to replace or upgrade the saddle on your acoustic guitar.

It is currently used by most Guitabec / Godin guitars.

It 1/8" thick and compensated to help improve the playability of your guitar.


The PQ-9281-C0 is also available in a convenient 10 pack (LQ-9281-10).

Measure Length Width Height Str.Sp
inches 2.874” 0.128” 0.443”
mm 73.0 3.25 11.25


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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.

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
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4 reviews
  • ST
    Sultani T.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Obvious Improvement

    This makes an obvious improvement in clarity, note separation, punch, and volume. I've used this upgrade on several of my working acoustic guitars over the years. In some rare cases, the warmth and softer presentation of bone has worked better on a couple of my guitars. But, for the most part, going from bone to tusq has always been a preferred upgrade that I will at least try before making that decision. Definitely worth a try for the minimal expense. I will continue to use tusq saddles and these products in general. Their flatpicks are excellent as well.

  • SB
    Stephen B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Minimal and easy adjustment, sounds great


  • DS
    Davide S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    My fault, maybe

    I had to file it quite a bit. Good product anyway.

  • MM
    Moe M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Tusk saddle replacement

    The saddle I replaced was breaking down. Followed the video to get the new saddle to proper height etc. great tone.

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