A real SOLID STEEL tremolo block with vintage-correct dimensions- Fits all USA sized trems- This means your string holes are spaced EXACTLY 2 7/32" from E to E- that's 11.3mm between holes. Your existing trem must be a traditional 6 screw mounting with 2 7/32" spacing- got it?
Why bother replacing your block?? Many trems use alloy blocks which are lighter and offer far less sustain and tone. If you've broken your block or broken off the arm in the block- this is an economical repair.
To make matters even worse, on many trem blocks the ball ends of the strings sit right up top of the block, close to the trem plate- That means almost none of the string vibration is channeled through the block, resulting in thin, weak tone and terrible sustain.
The GFS block is made from REAL Solid steel- Lead-free ROHS compliant steel- When you bang it with a screwdriver it goes "PING" and not "thunk...". The ball ends sit close to the BOTTOM of the block just like my 63, and yes it ONLY takes a USA standard 10-32 thread trem arm.
Look- there's a cottage industry of guys hand making these in the USA, with prices two, three or even four times higher than we charge. I've bought them all. These sound and feel just as good- there...I said it.
You get the block as pictured. Your stock mounting screws fit PERFECTLY, just reuse them. You wil need a USA sized arm- If you have one from any vintage or modern screw-arm strat, you're all set- if not we sell them cheap too... Just unscrew your saddles, unscrew the old block and screw the GFS unit in it's place- THAT'S IT!! be VERY careful when screwing the new block on- real steel will always have a touch of oxidation on the threads so you'll need a little bit of pressure, but they thread nice and tight and once secure- it's like a single block of metal!
These are black electrocoated to fend off rust. (Silver paint looks cool but paint tends to dampen vibration a bit, and hence tone and sustain are very slightly affected)