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Blind Saddle
© Frank Ford, 9/11/98 Photos by FF

Most steel string guitars are made with a "blind" saddle. That means the saddle sits in a groove that is routed in the bridge, leaving solid wood at both ends for extra support:

This type of bridge is easily adapted to the modern piezo electric pickup sensing unit that fits just below the saddle.

Here's the older style "through" saddle:

This saddle needs to be glued in place to be as strong as the blind saddle, and is not suitable for some pickup installations.

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