A Sound Decision


Musical instruments have a rich and long history based on the successful use of traditional metals. This includes organic metals like wood and man-made materials such as various metals, fiberglass, various plastics, and even carbon fiber laminates. Each of these materials has been employed at various periods in time based on their availability, cost, durability, ease of manufacturing, and most importantly to the musician and listeners, the acoustic properties of the material being used.

This white paper dives into the use of Liquidmetal in musical instruments, based on fact and projection, citing multiple studies. These experiments involve the testing of Liquidmetal bridge pins and Liquidmetal saddles in a guitar. See the intriguing results, and how the material may be a spark for musical instruments.

A few accomplished guitar players had the opportunity to play the guitar with saddles made from traditional materials and Liquidmetal. They were not told that the Liquidmetal saddle had any different or better physical properties. When asked for comments, they commented that the Liquidmetal saddle sounded louder, clearer, and richer than either the bone or filled thermoplastic saddles.