In Tip 62 we discussed Scalloped Braces inside the guitar.  This tip is about Scalloped Nuts & Saddles.  It seems people are always trying to figure out how to get an acoustic guitar to sound better.  Sometimes it is a very slight improvement.  Using scalloped nuts and saddles I believe is in this category.  There is some debate as to wether the human ear can tell the difference sometimes.  It is cool that luthiers and techs keep trying.  Using scallpoing inbetween the strings instead of it being flat, is an attempt in controlling the string vibrations straight down to the neck and bridge instead of off to the sides thus improving the sound of the guitar.


Scalloped Nut

Scalloped Nut

Scalloped Saddle

Scalloped Saddle




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