Joe Barden - Vintage Style Bridgeplate and Saddle Kit for Telecasters
The Joe Barden saddles (3 come with the Bridgeplate Assembly) are also made to vintage specs, using the brass material, but have their adjustment holes drilled at three different angles to provide correct intonation for all six strings, each of which requires a different saddle position.
As an added feature, the outside saddles are notched under the "E" strings, like the vintage '53 saddles. This notch helps correct the "loud outside string" problem common to many Telecasters, and adds additional height adjustment capability, while retaining an important and authentic vintage design spec.
Rule of thumb: String-thru holes BEHIND the mounting holes = Vintage Bridgeplate. String-thru holes IN FRONT of the mounting holes = the American. Standard bridgeplate. Fender continues to offer both styles on their various Fender Telecaster models so you must determine which one will fit your guitar using this simple guideline .