Fossil mammoth ivory (FMI) is ivory from the ancient wooly mammoth that roamed the earth in ages past. Found today in the great north, we purchase FMI from Canada, Alaska and Siberia in tusk form.
This material renders a great tone to most instruments and is recommended for for folks who want to take away the shrill sound that is heard when a bone saddle is in your instrument. FMI can range in color from white to dark chocolate brown but the vast majority of it is the color of an almond colored light switch. FMI saddles can be slightly warped but are shaped and fitted easily as they will flex straight with finger tension while working and the material flex will then keep the saddle snug in the bridge slot without glue.
While you can request a color preference when you order we cannot guarantee that we will have the color you want so please understand. We place a preference on cutting the densest FMI for your guitar parts because we know the acoustic properties are more important to you than the color.
Let's keep this real simple. There are 2 sizes of guitar saddles:
1) A thin saddle at 3/32" thickness. These are for Martin guitars.
2) A 1/8" thick saddle blank for almost all other brands.
On our main page you will also see categories showing drop in saddles as well as of oversize blanks.