You asked for it, so I figured out how to make it! MannMade USA recently announced the release of our Intonatable Stoptail bridge. I received a lot of positive feedback on this, however lots of players asked if I could provide pre-slotted saddles. I was a bit hesitant at first, because not all stoptails are mounted perpendicular to the center of the neck. Some of those old Gibson Les Pauls and SG’s had the bridge canted quite a bit! Pre-slotted saddles would not be a good choice for those guitars.
Many PRS guitars are equipped with non-adjustable stoptail bridges, and it seems like a lot of owners would love to have an intonatable solution. Because these bridges are set pretty square to the neck, pre-slotted saddles would be an excellent option.
So we did it! Not only did we slot the saddle, we also made it thicker… for more mass… better tone… more sustain…
The saddles, screws, studs and stud wells are all machined from solid brass billet and left unplated for better tonal transfer. The bridge itself is precision CNC machined from aircraft grade aluminium. It comes in a several finishes.
After installing the prototype on to my 2010 PRS McCarty Dallas Shootout edition, I was amazed how good it sounded!