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Gotoh In-Tune Compensated Saddles For Tele

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Gotoh In-Tune Compensated Saddles For Tele Titanium, Set of 3

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Gotoh In-Tune Compensated Saddles For Tele

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They look original, but they play in tune!
The problem with vintage Tele® saddles is that they weren't designed for accurate intonation. These Gotoh replacements provide precise tuning while keeping the vintage look.

Built-in compensation
Unique grooves molded into these saddles move each string's point of contact for more exact intonation than traditional barrel saddles.

Choose brass for traditional Tele twang or titanium for rich harmonic overtones and long sustain.

Gotoh's In-Tune saddles fit any vintage-style Tele bridge. Each saddle is reversible and can be used in any position.

Diameter: 0.310" (7.87mm)
String Spread: 2-1/8" (53.98mm)

Set of 3 includes steel intonation screws and springs.


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5.0

Titanium Telecaster Saddles

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Installed these on a 58 blonde telecaster and the tone was crisp and clear as a bell! Absolutely stunning tone, no piercing highs but the treble is still there! Intonation was easy and dead nuts on! Perfect string spacing! I highly recommend these!

5.0

Gotoh titanium Tele saddles

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Verified Buyer


Beautifully made and enhances the voice of the guitar.

5.0

These Work Just Fine!

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Verified Buyer


I was ordering some screws for a '66 Music Master II and figured if I was going to pay freight I may as well make it worthwhile. I have and extra Tele bridge plate but no saddles and I've been curious about these brass saddles for a while.

I like the look of saddles that aren't cocked at an unnatural angle and these fit that bill. Installation was easy and intonation was as good as any other higher dollar saddle I've tried. The Stew Mac price was also a fair amount less than I found elsewhere.

5.0

Needed replacement saddles

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Verified Buyer


My Telecaster is around 25 years old and the original saddles became corroded and pitted. It was like having sandpaper against the strings. These saddles were the perfect replacement and being brass, added some twang to my Tele. The price was great as well.

5.0

Very Good Investment

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Verified Buyer


Easy to install and brought my intonation much closer to perfect. Well worth the money. Would highly recommend this upgrade to any Tele player.

5.0

Significant and needed upgrade to an Ashtray bridge

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Verified Buyer


Inexpensive upgrade for a 3 saddle vintage style bridge. Will never look back at the chrome barrels which were standard on my '72 Telecaster Custom. Best initially installed upside down until threaded and then flip over. There are 3 saddles. The center is the oddball and is reverse of the other 2. Excellent sustain, beefy and sturdy build quality, all resulting in better if not perfect intonation to replace a classic yet flawed Fender bridge design. An amazing upgrade for $25, thank you Gotoh and Stew Mac.

5.0

Money well spent.

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Verified Buyer


I bought these saddles to complete my VibraMate Bigsby conversion on my Esquire. They corrected the string spacing and slipping issues. Plus overall tone! If it wasn't for these saddles I would have put the Bigsby on another guitar because it wasn't working without them!

5.0

Saddles Up!

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Verified Buyer


Ordered Gotoh brass saddles for my Squier Classic Vibe Tele Thinline. They went on in minutes and intonated perfectly using my Strobosoft iPhone app. Great product, great service from Stew-Mac!
Jim Samsel

5.0

Fabulous

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Verified Buyer


Ordered these yesterday and got here this afternoon. That alone is amazing. I got the brass ones to replace the straight barrels on my FSR Deluxe MIM. I had a new set of 11-49 nickel wounds to put on when I changed these. They were very easy to put on, adjust the intonation and tweak the string height. It took 20 minutes in all.

It may have been the fact that my strings were old and I'd never bothered to try to intonate the original saddles, but the combined effect of the new saddles and new strings makes it feel like a new guitar. The intonation is about as perfect as you could hope. It's a huge improvement. Even if you don't feel the need to intonate, the string notches alone are worth the change. Mine would migrate over to the grub screws and mess with the string spacing. These hold them in place. A no-brainer upgrade that retains the vintage look. Highly worth it. I'll likely toss the originals.

3.0

Decent Upgrade

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Replaced the brass saddles on Squier CV50's Telecaster with the brass compensated. Quick install but a neck shim is now required. These are somewhat beefier than the original saddles and are bottomed-out at on the treble side with a 4/64" action. Using a TC Electroic Polytone, the intonation seems better but far from "dead on." It'll definitely need some detail file-work for the finicky player. Guitar definitely seems livelier with the same strings.

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