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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / I had one tele up to the mid 70's and recall the bridge it was a used tele


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I try my best
Feb 20th, 2017 09:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I thought I was nuts because I recall the saddles and finally found a photo of the same bridge mine had.

I know it was old and was the butter scotch color all nicked and chipped and all the chrome was rusted. I bought it in 66 with the hard shell case and at the time you could get all new chrome plates and screws so I did got them ordered right out or an old music shop in Roselle IL. Even got the bridge cover which was missing. It had a maple board . Trouble was I could never play such a thin neck. I know the body was ash.

Any one know when fender stopped using that bridge?

tele bridge

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The spotlight

looks like a prison break
Feb 20th, 2017 11:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Fender started issuing threaded steel saddles in 1958 on Esquires and Telecasters.

They've never really went away because there's almost always been a model (whether US, MIM or MIJ) available with threaded steel saddles.



A Piece for Assorted Lunatics
Feb 22nd, 2017 08:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had that type bridge and saddles on my 2016 classic vibe tele.

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