The saddle is the part on the body of the ukulele that holds the strings down.
There are specific constraints that need to be followed by the saddle.
- Hold the bridge in place (the plastic)
- Securely hold the strings in place
The saddles on ukuleles are different. As long as they do these jobs what they look like is a consideration.
Design your own saddle for your ukulele.
You will make it out of a piece that already has the trench taken out for the bridge.
The questions you need to answer with your design are:
- How will it securely hold the strings
- What will it look like
Use the drawing below to draw the saddle you intend to make in your sketch book or a piece of paper. Use the measurements already given and search the internet for images of saddles that you like.
You can use my ukulele as inspiration if you wish.