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Old 01-19-2012, 10:56 AM
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Default Taylor BTO

For those who have a BTO, does the bone or the tusq nut/saddle sound better?
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:27 AM
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have 2 btos both ordered with bone. don't know how they sound without. sound fine with the bone no need to go to plastic
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:33 AM
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My BTO has a bone nut/saddle. I find it smoothes out the tone. I had a 716ce that I added a Colosi bone saddle too - very nice change to my ears.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:42 AM
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My 2010 BTO all mahogany GC has Tusq and it sounds wonderful. My '94 612c maple/sitka has a Fossilized Walrus saddle and it sounds great, too. I've done replacement saddle in 6 or 8 Taylors and 50% of the time I went back to tusq. Each guitar varies so it's not guaranteed either way, and tonal quality is different for each person, so YMMV.

I always went with Tusq out of the box and than did an aftermarket saddle from Bob Colosi for about $50 or less. If I didn't like the tonal change I put the stock saddle back in and saved the Colosi saddle for my next Taylor purchase (there is always another Taylor purchase)

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Old 01-19-2012, 03:42 PM
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One of the first things I did after getting my 714 last year was change the stock tusk saddle out to a bone one from Colosi. The improvement was noticeable immediately. The nut won't have an effect on the tone but I think Taylor only changes both together.
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