Deer Antler Mandolin Saddles

My “hand-made” deer antler saddles will fit most standard mandolin bridges, e.g. the ebony bridges sold by Stewart McDonald.

mndosddlSome bridges might require enlarging the holes in the saddle or other minor tweaking.  See FAQs below for more information on the sizing.

International Customers READ THIS FIRST:  Effective immediately, due to shipping issues encountered with International orders, I have been forced to implement these changes:  I will fulfill the order and ship it via USPS.  Sometimes delivery is fairly quick, e.g., 1 week to 10 days.  Other times it takes weeks and weeks.  6 weeks is NOT uncommon.  You will need to be patient.  I will no longer be responsible for the item(s) once it leaves this facility.  I will not issue refunds and I will not re-send the items at my expense.  So order at your own risk.  I am very sorry, but I can’t afford to be responsible for the mail service  here in the US and certainly not in other countries.

12″ Radius and Custom Radius option (select below)
Starting at only $34.95!
Plus shipping and applicable tax (MO residents only)

String Grooves
Custom Radius (specify)


What does radius mean?   The radius refers to the shape of the fret board.  Most are flat.  Some fret boards are curved from edge to edge (side to side or  another way to say it, from G to E).  A 12″ radius is the “standard” and equals a curve that would match a 24″ diameter circle.

What is the hole spacing?  The distance between the center points of the “post” holes on my saddles is exactly 2.285 inches.  Refer to the diagram on Stewart McDonalds website for more detailed measurements by clicking here:   StewMac

What are the “post” hole diameters?  The holes in my saddle are drilled with a 9/64 inch drill.  This equates to .140 inches.  I can enlarge the holes if necessary.  Put that in the comments space during ordering.

What is the string groove spacing?  From the center of the outside G string to the center of the outside E string is approximately 1.625 inches which is  equal to 1 5/8 inches.

Will the antler saddle fit my bridge?  My saddles fit the bridges sold by Steward McDonald (see link above in the “Hole Spacing” question).  If your bridge measures the same or within a few thousandths, then it should fit.

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