Ignore for a moment that this topic seems similar to another recent thread. I'm currently on vacation, over a couple hundred miles from home. Last night while I was relaxing and looking at some random guitar stuff online (FYI, you can't escape GAS on vacation), I just happened to come across a custom Thinline type guitar that peaked my interest on Reverb. To my surprise, it had been built and was being sold by a local here in this area. I made arrangements to see the guitar the next day. The first thing that I noticed was that the saddles were way down close to the bridge with some of the adjustment screws sticking up above the saddles (this was a vintage style stamped bridge with brass saddles by the way). The action however wasn't really low. The 6th sting was probably about .075-.08 at the 12th, about the same as most of my setups. My question is, who deliberately sets up a guitar with the saddles this way? I like my stings a bit above the the ashtray bridge, so it doesn't interfere too much with picking, and I certainly don't want the set screws poking my right hand while my palm is on the bridge. Some of my guitars I've had to reverse shim the neck, to get the saddles a little lower, because I ran out of height, and to keep the break angle in check. So, it seems to me like you'd have to try hard (or cut the neck pocket too deep) to even get the action that high with the saddles that low. This is the second time I've picked up a Tele that was setup like that, so now I'm wondering why.