The Weber Wood Nymph is designed to reduce the unwanted harmonics that are produced by the strings between the bridge and tailpiece of acoustic instruments. You can use a leather string and do the same thing but this is a fine crafted, handmade, polished piece that blends in perfectly with your instrument. Steve has used one for years on his Weber Yellowstone mandolin and endorses them highly.
This is important for professional musicians, who record in sensitive studio settings and for any player who wants the best tone from their instrument.
We have also found that it is easier to use an electronic tuner when a Nymph is installed because parasitic harmonics, which often cause the indicator to oscillate, are reduced.
The Wood Nymph snaps onto the strings and is easily installed and removed.
The Wood Nymphs are designed to fit the string spacing of Weber mandolin, mandola, octave, mandocello and arch-top guitar saddles. The string spacing, measured from the middle of the bass strings to the middle of the treble strings, is 1 3/8 inch for mandolins, 1 1/2 inches for mandolas, 1 3/4 inches for octaves, 1 13/16 inches for mandocellos and 2 3/16 inches for arch-top guitars.
The Nymph may fit other saddles if they are close to this spacing. If the string spacing is wider, the Nymph can be installed closer to the tailpiece. If the string spacing is shorter, the Nymph may be angled slightly to fit.