Satellite 65/T

Posted on: 9th February 2014


The first guitar I ever owned was a Satellite 65/T. I bought it off a guy in the back room of a petrol station when I was 15 for £20. That was 25 years ago and I have progressed to a proper Strat since then, but I suddenly go the itch to fix up that little guitar and make it playable.

Here’s the problem; the IDIOT I bought it off had taken off the bridge and replaced it with a different one – not knowing that the distance between the nut and bridge is set in stone, he just screwed it on anywhere that looked about right. This is the reason why when I would put on new strings and tune the guitar, as soon as I laid a chord on, it didn’t sound right. I fought with the Satellite for about a year before figuring this bridge problem out, and upgrading to a little Encore.

So now I have the urge to restore it, I looked online to see what sort of bridge it should have, and that’s when I came across the photo of your Satellite 65/T. Damn. That doesn’t look like a bridge that’s going to be easy or cheap to find. Do you even know what that bridge system is called so I can look online for one, or failing that, do you know where I can get one?

I know these are little cheap guitars and I’m really only doing this for a project (and nostalgia), so I’m not going to spend a fortune on it, but any help you can give me would be much appreciated.