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How To Make A Budget Acoustic Guitar Sound Great For Just $20.00!
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How To Make A Budget Acoustic Guitar Sound Great For Just $20.00! By Billy Cokes, Picker's Grip Most guitar manufacturers that produce budget priced acoustic guitars typically save costs by installing a plastic saddle and nut instead of using bone. Bone costs more than plastic. It makes good business sense using plastic saddles and nuts on value priced guitars as it helps keep the street price lower for the consumer. Plastic saddles are more brittle than bone and are subject to breakage over time. Plastic saddles are not high density in structure compared to bone. Bone saddles will transfer the...