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Old 12-10-2012, 09:14 PM
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Default Obbligato Saddles at MacNichol Guitars

Check this discussion out, very interesting and it has definitely peaked my interest to install one on my Shorty.

http://macnichol.com/forum-post/5646

Here is an interesting article that is relevant:


http://cadam7777777.blogspot.sg/2012...e-off.html?m=1
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:26 PM
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Sorry, I don't mean to hijack your thread, but does Rainsong use the same Tusq saddle that Taylor does?
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:41 PM
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They use the PQ-9200-C0 in all of their guitars, according to Graphtech. Jon
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:23 PM
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They use the PQ-9200-C0 in all of their guitars, according to Graphtech. Jon
Thanks. From what I can gather, it seems it is the same saddle part number that Taylor uses.
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Some exciting updates on the Obbligato saddle on the MacNichol forum.

The game has now changed...
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Any reports from anyone actually using one of these saddles?
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:23 AM
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Any reports from anyone actually using one of these saddles?
We should have some reports soon. You have to send your saddle I to Obbligato so that they can shape it the same. So say tuned. And MacNichol will be doing before and after videos.
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We should have some reports soon. You have to send your saddle I to Obbligato so that they can shape it the same. So say tuned. And MacNichol will be doing before and after videos.
I will be interested to see if we can hear a difference. Looks like a lot of thought went in to this saddle but at a $100 plus it will be a tough sell. Perhaps I'll contact them to see if they will send me one so I can do some a/b comparisons.
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I will be interested to see if we can hear a difference. Looks like a lot of thought went in to this saddle but at a $100 plus it will be a tough sell. Perhaps I'll contact them to see if they will send me one so I can do some a/b comparisons.
Ted, from some early reports, the improvements are significant. One of the guys was a tester and worked with Jim closely and has installed them on his guitar and ukes and said he will NEVER go back to another saddle.

INCREDIBLE customer service and I know that Jim from Obbligato will really work with you on this.
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Spoke to Jim today, very nice guy.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:13 AM
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MacNichol just installed an Obbligato saddle on a Composite Acoustic Legacy, and all noticed an improvement in clarity and tone.

Can't wait for them to try this saddle on other models!
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Need some A/ B comparisons for that money. Tuff sell but not impossible if it works.
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Need some A/ B comparisons for that money. Tuff sell but not impossible if it works.
I am HOPING they will start doing before and after videos.
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What's it made of?

It looks like a banjo saddle - maple with ebony inlays was one common format.
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What's it made of?

It looks like a banjo saddle - maple with ebony inlays was one common format.

http://www.obbligatoinc.com/
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