Opting for a Bigsby?
"The bigsby and bridge unit are something I came up with when modifying a custom blue telecaster for musician Jack White", says Parsons.
"Mr. White wanted to put a bigsby (we first powder coated the parts flat white) on his telecaster, but he wanted to maintain the look of his vintage style bridge. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way....when installing a bigsby on a telecaster, you must switch out the bridge plate. But "No we can't do that" wasn't an option.
My solution was to band saw groves into the back of the original bridge plate.. works perfect.
I'm doing the same with the California's., and i'm even using the same band saw."