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What is the string holder at the bottom of the guitar called??

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I am thinking you mean the bridge area at the bottom this is where the strings are held or locked in place.

Posted on Jul 13, 2010

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    Andy Bell Jul 14, 2010

    the part could also be known as the saddle..

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