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Old 06-17-2019, 01:13 PM
Shades of Blue Shades of Blue is offline
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Default Saddle Fit...Is this ok?

I put a Taylor bone saddle in my new 717 this weekend, and I'm pleased with the results. However, I'm concerned about the fit. The stock micarta saddle was very tight and I had to use pliers to get it out. The bone saddle fits very smoothly, but there is an extremely small amount of play in it. I'm not talking enough to see, but you can feel just a hair amount of "wobble." Visibly, I can't see it, but it isn't nearly as tight as the micarta saddle.

Should I put the micarta back in? It doesn't appear to be pulling, and I've had Martin guitars with a loosely fit saddle before. It sounds fine, but just concerned if the saddle should be tight.
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