Kluson Hybrid Replacement Bridge For Fender American Standard Telecaster Steel With Intonated Brass Saddles
Kluson® Hybrid Replacement Bridge For Fender® American Standard Telecaster® Steel With Intonated Brass Saddles
This hybrid bridge is a direct retrofit for the Fender® American Standard Telecaster® and converts your instrument from the American Standard 6 saddle bridge to an intonated 3 saddle bridge. This superior quality bridge requires no modifications to install and utilizes the 1950's vintage uncovered ashtray appearance combined with the adjusted string through locations of the American Standard Series Telecaster®.
Recapture that "real Tele® tone" with the combination of a stamped steel baseplate and our custom reduced-height intonated brass saddle set, specifically designed to maintain the signature low action of the American Standard Telecaster®.
These bridges share the original string thru, and pickup locations for the Fender® American Standard Telecaster® and mount using the original 3 screw holes at the base of the bridge while covering the unnecessary front corner screw holes. All mounting screws and allen wrench included.
- center-to-center mounting screw spacing : is 32.5 mm (1.28 in)
- 10.8mm string to string spacing or 54mm overall string spacing
works fine - two minor things that could have been improved: First - the bridge is longer than necessary. It should have stopped right behind the screw holes, which would have made the intonation screws less ridiculously long, and would have improved the look of the bridge. Second: the height adjustment screws should have been a bit longer. Also note that the string angle is very sharp with this bridge, but thats Fenders fault, not Kluson.
Fit like a glove, intonated perfectly and looks awesome. If you prefer vintage style bridge over a 6 saddle American one this is the ticket.
Perfect fit for my 1999 Am St Tele. Installation took about 5 minutes. Excellent finish. The bridge improved sustain. As a side note, I like the vintage look and feel.
Experience was great, but..bridge could be better.
My ordering experience was very good. Customer service is fabulous. My only complaint is actually with h bridge itself. I do understand that these are a direct replacement for American Standard bridges, I just wish the saddle end was a little slimmer around the egde, making the part of the footprint smaller than the original and mk=aking these more vintage in size. Other than that the product is very good quality. It'll stay on the guitar, but if you ever decide to trim that done I'm all in on buying another.
I found out about this bridge from a social media page. I am one of those Tele players that likes to have walls of the bridge plate. This unit fits the bill. Installation was a breeze along with setup. The material felt a little thicker than an original Fender bridge. This does not affect the tone from what I can hear. I did drill holes make it a top loader. Which I prefer now. And the brass saddles look like the typical compensating saddles. The ones with the cuts on the surface not grooved. They work fine. For the price, the quality of this unit is perfect. I am very pleased with the result.