The American Standard Blackguard bridge-plate is made out of cold rolled steel like the original Teles of the 1950's. This plate will give your guitar a very smooth balanced tone emulating the sound that Leo changed the world with. The highs, mids and lows balance out equally giving the bridge-plate warmth and twang. This magnetic bridge-plate is designed to look and sound like the original but has all of my upgrades. The sides and front corner are polished chrome with a thin plating, the thin plating is very important to the tone. I leave the middle unpolished for the vintage look and vibe. The plate thickness is true to vintage .048, which is a major key in tone. If you make the plate too thick you will lose twang, harmonics and tone. The bridge-plate retrofits right on to your American standard Tele. I feel it is time to turn American standard Teles into Twang-casters! You can use my Intone saddles and choose from a wide variety of different metals to achieve your tone. The plate thickness is true to vintage .048. Included are 3 intonation screws, 3 mounting screws, and 3 springs. All models are solid one piece construction with no welds in the corners.