Cigar Box Saddle / Bridge Aluminum Angle Stock for DIY guitar, fiddle, banjo, USA! | 0-1 Day Handling


Cigar Box Saddle / Bridge Aluminum Angle Stock for DIY guitar, fiddle, banjo,


Description – This is for anyone who wants to make their own Saddle / Bridge for a Cigar Box instrument. They measure 5/8 x 1-1/2 x 1/8 thick x 48 inch long and you can cut to any length you desire or we can cut for a fee.


 If you are building a solid body guitar like a Tele, string thru the body is no big deal, however with cigar box guitars the body is hollow and if a string breaks, you have to have a way of restringing without loosening all of the strings, opening up the box and all of the other complexity. That is why a lot of cigar box builders run the neck right thru the guitar and have it shooting out the bottom- so that they can restring from there.  The extra 5/8 height allows the strings to be threaded thru the back of the bridge plate which sits on top of the cigar box. To make these yourself you must:

  1. Cut to your desired width.
  2. Drill the holes.
  3. Sand or file the rough edges.
  4. Supply your own additional parts to finish as desired.




Products specifications
Aluminum Type 3003 These angles or flats are made from 3003 Aluminum Alloy. This alloy is about 20% stronger than 1xxxx series having high strength and fatigue resistance. It has excellent corrosion resistance. They are easy to work with and can be polished, brazed, welded, machined, drilled, riveted, bolted, cut, bent, re-bent, sanded, grounded, painted, filed, and buffed to an almost mirror like finish. It can be bent and re-bent more times than higher number alloys before it becomes brittle and breaks. Does not become brittle in extreme subzero weather and keeps its structural strength to 700-900 degrees Fahrenheit melting at about 1150 degrees. Its high electrical conductance is good for making electrical components or for using as grounding stakes. They dissipate heat quickly making for good custom thermal radiators and heat sinks of all kinds.
Cutting Warning The use of circular saws can cause this material to jam and fly out violently. Most circular saws go too fast which cause the particles to become extremely hot and they fly much faster than wood that can create eye injuries.
Custom Lengths or Different Sizes We can cut to length or cut different sizes for a cutting charge. For any profile less than 6in AND less than 1.5in height there is a $6 charge to cut the first piece, and $2 for each additional piece. For any profile wider than 6in OR higher then 1.5in there is a $25 cutting fee for the first piece and $5 for each additional pieces. Contact for specific answers to your cutting questions. Also check out our 'Fabrication Wizard' service for cutting and fabrication of all kinds of profiles.
Visual Requirements These may have discolorations or splotches or scratches from time to time. This often looks white. This is rare, but if your application requires a good visual appearance please let us know in the notes section of your order so we may double check our stock and make sure you receive our best appearing pieces.
Packaging This item is wrapped in 1.5 mill polypropylene plastic for shipping unless the Protective Packaging Option is purchased instead.
Protective Packaging Option This option protects your items from shipping damage using reinforced packaging and insurance. The cost of using this option is $11.99 per order. It’s available at the time of check out as a drop down selection box. We must charge this much to cover our costs because the weight of the reinforcement raises the weight of the order enough that we are required to use the more expensive Priority or Parcel rates. Which items/situations need this? Items that are 48in or longer in purchase quantities of 3 or less AND have any dimension in the cross section area of 1in or less.
American Made UAAC angles and flats are sourced and manufactured in the USA including all the raw materials that go into them. They are made in the states of NC and FL. Despite the lower price the quality is very consistent and high and we always strive to do better.
Savings After you add up all the shipping and taxes UAAC standard product prices can run 1/4 to 3/4 the price of big chain sources depending on how many you buy. The more you buy the cheaper each angle or flat costs. And I always have them in stock. Compare and save!
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Estimated Shipping Costs Estimated shipping costs can be seen by adding the item to the shopping cart. Then go to your shopping cart and click on "Estimated Shipping".
Shipping 90% of our orders are standard stock items are shipped the same day if placed by 3pm Eastern time unless noted otherwise. We are hit about 97% in getting our shipments out by next business day If your delivery date is critical please contact us before ordering. Most items over $20 have shipping numbers. We have multiple shipping centers and will ship from the closest one whenever possible. We cannot cancel an order once it has shipped and must be processed through return and refund process. Some items weighing less than 13oz may ship by stamped first class mail and will show no tracking information.
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