What radius were the original Melita bridges...12" ?
How did they come up with the name Melita?
It's the surname of the inventor, Sebastiano 'Johnny' Melita.
Some Melita Patents I posted a while ago Link
Always thought the "coffee" reference was a joke, but its true, that Guy "Johnny" was quite the Inventor.
You can easily change the radius by filing the saddles, so I don't know that it matters. I know that doesn't answer the question, but it renders the point moot if you're wondering whether it will fit a given guitar.
It depends on how deep you cut the grooves. You can make any radius you want.
Good to know....thanks
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