TUSQ Nuts and Saddles Travel to Space Station on Chris Hadfield's Guitar

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Graph Tech's TUSQ brand nuts, saddles and bridge pins were on the Larravee Parlor Guitar, model P-01that Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield played on the space station.

"Guitar makers, players and now astronauts agree...acoustic guitars come alive with TUSQ man-made ivory". says Dave Dunwoodie Graph Tech President.

Graph Tech Guitar Labs, the world’s largest guitar nut and saddle manufacturer, is excited and proud that Chris Hadfield's choice of guitar to play on the International Space Station was equipped with a TUSQ nut, saddle and bridge pins.

TUSQ delivers the optimum frequencies from the strings to the guitar top, producing richer and fuller tone. "Guitar makers, players and now astronauts agree...acoustic guitars come alive with TUSQ man-made ivory". says Graph Tech President Dave Dunwoodie. TUSQ is simply more efficient at transferring vibrations to your guitar top, resulting in big open lows and clear bell like highs.

TUSQ nuts, saddles and bridge pins are precision engineered under high pressure and heat, specifically to govern which frequencies are transferred to your guitar top (tone), and which frequencies remain in the strings (sustain). TUSQ is consistent from piece to piece, and within each piece, to offer you harmonically rich tones without the problems associated with natural materials.

A viral video of guitar-strumming Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has prompted Vancouver guitar-maker Larrivée to reissue a discontinued guitar.    

A video Hadfield made aboard the International Space Station, in which he sings David Bowie's song Space Oddity, has gone viral, with almost 16 million views – making it the first hit song from space.

In the video, Hadfield plays a Larrivée Parlor guitar, model P-01, which was discontinued in 2006. But the video has sparked so much interest, the Vancouver-based guitar maker decided last week to reissue the model.

The reissued P-01 ISS commemorative edition will be made exclusively in the Vancouver shop and include Graph Tech TUSQ brand parts.
About Graph Tech Guitar Labs- http://www.graphtech.com
Founded in 1983 by Head Honcho Dave Dunwoodie, Graph Tech Guitar Labs is the largest manufacturer of branded nuts and saddles in the world. Focused on innovations to improve the guitar playing experience, Graph Tech manufacturers and sells the following premium brands: TUSQ®, TUSQ® XL, Black TUSQ® XL, String Saver™, ResoMax™ Harmonic Bridge System, ghost® Modular Pickup System, Ratio Tuned Machine Heads, NuBone, NuBone XB, and Chops PrePlay ®. Along with a global distribution network supporting the retail and repair business, many of the world’s most renowned guitar manufacturers choose Graph Tech products, including Carvin, Fender, Gibson, Godin, Guild, Ibanez, Jay Turser, Larrivee, Martin, Peavey, Samick, Schecter, Taylor, Yamaha, and many more.

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