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    I'm gonna be doing some tinkering... and am wondering from
    the face of the guitar ,how tall is the highest kahler saddle generally...

    that is to say if you set a ruler on end, on the face of a soloist with a kahler.
    whats the average highest point or measuremnt of a saddle?

    make sense

  • #2
    I assume you're talking about the Kahler Pro Cam trem? If I was home, I could measure for you. Basically the tallest Kahler saddle on a Soloist with its built in neck tilt angle would be the same height as a non-recessed floyd saddle on an early Soloist. Going from memory, it's fairly high off the body, in the neighborhood of 1/2" to the roller string groove.

    The Kahlers like the saddles to be high relative to the cam so there is a good angle to hold the string in the roller slot. This ebay auction is the only pic I could quickly find that shows the preferred angle from saddle to bridge (the upper righthand pic):

    I'll try to remember to measure tonight if no one else posts anything before that time.


    • #3
      From top of body to top of D string: 0.6775" on one guitar, 0.6745" on the other, which is a little bit under 11/16".

      '80s jackson snakeskin bolt-on (neck is tilted back same as Soloist):

      View of the snakeskin string angle:

      View of snakeskin measurement using calipers:

      Reading on Calipers for snakeskin:

      2nd guitar, blue soloist:

      Side view of Soloist showing the resultant measurement:


      • #4
        thanks guys !!