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Blind Saddle  noun \ˈblīnd ˈsa-dᵊl\  Change text size for readability...  Print This Page
00:35Most 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.

Older style saddles are often "through" saddles, meaning the groove for the saddle cuts all the way to either side of the bridge. The saddle needs to be glued in place to be as strong as the blind saddle, so is not suitable for some pickup installations.
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