How to measure the saddle size you need

How to choose the right Saddle for your guitar?


There are various shapes and sizes strat-type bridge Saddles.
We hope that the below information will serve you as a useful reference.

We have 3 sizes corresponding to different guitars (for smaller/bigger fingers).

Please ALWAYS measure with a digital caliper as shown, there is no other way....

If you don't have a digital caliper, app (the picture) to your neighbour, family or a friend, there is allways someone near to help you :-)

 

Measuring & width recognition


measuring
Measure one of your current Saddles with a digital caliper.

measuring sizes


Please note.
It is important to be aware that some guitars do not have the correct size Saddles. You can see this when there are gaps between the 6 Saddles. If this is the case, you should check their width as described.

It is still possible that your size differs....(bought the wrong size or chinese or otherwise)

The right size can also be measured via the string spacing.

Measure the most outer (two) strings on your guitar with the digital caliper and see if it comes close the types we sell. The 6 strings result in 5 times the saddles size (you lose half a saddle-width on both ends).

HG 11.2 mm should come close to: 5x11.2 mm=56 mm or 2-7/32" (inch)

HG 10.8 mm should come close to: 5x10.8 mm=54 mm or 2-1/8" (inch)

HG 10.5 mm should come close to: 5x10.5 mm=52 mm or 2-1/16" (inch)

If this is not the case, you have a bridge that is not fit for our saddles. You can still select a smaller size for your bridge so it fits, but that is not an option for the smallest type :-)

Good luck and enjoy playing Highwood saddles!

1 How to measure the right saddle type
1.1 How to measure the right size and type of saddle you need?

How to choose the right Saddle for your guitar?


There are various shapes and sizes strat-type bridge Saddles.
We hope that the below information will serve you as a useful reference.

We have 3 sizes corresponding to different guitars (for smaller/bigger fingers).

Please ALWAYS measure with a digital caliper as shown, there is no other way....

If you don't have a digital caliper, app (the picture) to your neighbour, family or a friend, there is allways someone near :-)

 

Measuring & width recognition


measuring
Measure one of your current Saddles with a digital caliper.

measuring sizes


Please note.
It is important to be aware that some guitars do not have the correct size Saddles. You can see this when there are gaps between the 6 Saddles. If this is the case, you should check their width as described.

1.2 The measured size (with a digital caliper) does not fit the sizes we sell

It is possible that your size differs....(bought the wrong size or chinese or so)

The right size can also be measured via the string spacing. Measure the most outer (two) strings on your guitar with the digital caliper and see if it comes close the types we sell:

HG 11.2 mm should come close to: 5x11.2 mm=56 mm or 2-7/32" (inch)

HG 10.8 mm should come close to: 5x10.8 mm=54 mm or 2-1/8" (inch)

HG 10.5 mm should come close to: 5x10.5 mm=52 mm or 2-1/16" (inch)

If this is not the case, you have a bridge that is not fit for our saddles. You can still select a smaller size for your bridge so it fits but that is not an option for the smallest type :-)

Good luck and enjoy playing Highwood saddles!

Contact us
* Required fields
Please accept cookies to help us improve this website Is this OK? Yes No More on cookies »