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Callaham Guitars

Callaham Tele Saddles, Enhanced Vintage Compensated, Brass

Callaham Tele Saddles, Enhanced Vintage Compensated, Brass

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  • Country of Manufacture: USA

When the Telecaster (Broadcaster) was first designed and built in 1950, the bridge system was crude at best. It served the purpose of positioning the strings, but allowed for only coarse intonation adjustment. Callaham's bridge saddles use superior materials and design that deliver a wider frequency response, increased sustain, and far superior intonation, so your guitar will play in tune!

It's extremely important that an instrument intonate correctly, and it's equally important that the strings don't touch the height adjustment screws, which can be a problem on Fender bridges and their copies. Callaham ensures that this won't be a problem with their saddles by using smaller-diameter set screws, and moving them out closer to the ends of the saddles. Additionally, they are the only manufacturer that buffs every saddle, by hand, to a high luster. This allows the string to rest on a perfectly smooth surface. They also install height-adjustment screws of the correct length, preventing the screws from protruding up above the saddles and causing discomfort to the picking hand.

Callaham's saddles are available in either brass or stainless steel. The brass has a warmer tone and the steel has more punch and sustain. Two methods of compensation (intonation adjustment) are available: original "slant" compensation, or "enhanced vintage" compensation. The enhanced vintage saddles were introduced for those who want to maintain a complete vintage look and have perfect intonation. They offer the same benefits of Callaham's original slant-compensated saddles, but with the 90˚ (right-angle) look of original '50s saddles.

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Customer Reviews

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Colin Campbell
Callaham saddles

I changed my bridge from a standard 6 saddle Fender Player series bridge to a bridge from Wilkinson that is of a far lighter construction…..I’d say less than half the overall thickness of plate and sides. It came with Wilkinson’s three piece compensated saddles, which measure the string lengths a bit differently than the Callahams…particularly on the first and second strings. I never tried the guitar with those saddles, but removed them to another Tele, and replaced them with these Callahams. The guitar intonated well, with minor compromise on first and second strings.. Boy!! The difference in the sound of the guitar!!! Proper telecaster now. Man!!…and well in tune all the way up compared with a non compensated saddle set. YUM!!,

wilbur g king (wgk56)
Callaham Tele saddles

A great high quality addition for great accuracy and simplicity for your Tele bridge plate, intaslls easily and intimates easily as well, height adjustment screws are all proper height no rough edges. I have changed out to their full bridge plate on other guitars they are simply the best but adding just the barrels is a great option especially on a vintage fender plate.

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