Originally Posted by Jack Wells
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the Marc Rutters "Snakehead" bridge doesn't appear to be correct in its dimensions. It appears to differ from a typical Telecaster bridge only in the corners and mounting screw pattern. The length in the string direction is wrong. Compare it to this bridge on a Custom Shop Relic of the Snakehead. Note the distance between the pickup cutout and the neck side edge of the bridge plate.
I see on his website that it's advertised as 1949 Snake-Head Bridge. At a cost of $85, I'd be sending it back for a refund or replacement with a bridge of the correct dimensions.
This also brings into question of the correctness of his other Snakehead parts.
Here's another comparison. The original Fred Stuart replica of the Snakehead.
Yea Jack , Mister B and myself were talking about this the other day , and we thought that the Rutters bridge might be the same dimensions and pattern as a regular vintage bridge , and the control plate and neck plate compared to Mister B'day drawing are slightly larger but very close.
Overall , I don't have a problem using the bridge or the other parts , I knew I wouldn't be 100% accurate with my attempt , but I am still getting the look I want.