- Aug 30, 2006
- The Great Northwest
I’m fortunate to have owned several pre CBS lefty Teles. It’s fairly common knowledge that prior to ‘72 (ish) lefty bridge plates had the corners cut out. I’ve had this bridge for over 20 years and have always wondered about the notches at the end of the bridge. Today I was installing a set of Rutters saddles and it finally dawned on me the notches were cut to allow strings to pass through the back of the bridge plate when using a Bigsby! You can tell the notches we’re cut at the factory because they’re done perfectly. Any other theories?