Can you get 'In Tune' compensated saddles for American Standard string spacing

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by toonskeez, Jul 12, 2020.

  1. toonskeez

    toonskeez TDPRI Member

    Sep 19, 2018
    I'm venturing into my 4th guitar build at the moment. It's gonna have 2 strats pickups in it, but with my own guitar shape and design.
    I want to put a Tele hardtail half bridge on it with 3 compensated brass saddles. Also, I want to top load the strings, as I don't have a drill press to do the string through body holes, and am not bothered with string through body approach anyway.
    I've been looking online at the plethora of choices. I already have a tele with 3 compensated, slanted brass saddles and they work really well, but only after I notched a small groove for each string, to stop them from sideways movement over the saddle.
    I like the idea of those Rutters saddles, with compensated grooves on the saddles, however it's for vintage string spacing for tele, which is 54mm.
    Is there anywhere you can get the same type of saddles, but for American Standard strat string spacing of 52mm ?
    I know I could just notch my own grooves again, to my own desired spacing, but it would be great not to have to do that.
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