Up until recently, I have used tuneomatics on my builds. A simple mod by removing the first and last saddles to accommodate a 4 string guitar. I just screw the bridge down without thumbwheels or the wooden base. Fits a flat top nicely without any mods to the wood or box as you would a telecaster.
Anyway, I thought there should be a 4 saddle tune-o-matic floating around so I spent a whole night googling for one. I saw some bass versions but the measurements proved to be too large for a CBG. Then I came across a forum for mandolins, Mandolin Cafe I think. And they were discussing electric mandolins and tune-o-matics and saw this. They are not for sale though and the luthier who made them is not interested anymore due to medical and family reasons.
I was wondering if perhaps one day, if CB Gitty will make the perfect tune o matics for CBGs. The market is open right now and no one else is making them. Could be an opportunity for you.
I think it's a good idea. A 4 string for CBG's and Ukes, 12 string saddles for use on Mandolins/Bouzouki's and 3 string bridges too.
Alright! Thanks for the support and suggestions Paul.
Yes, the more options, the better. You would think there would be CBG tune-o-matics by now. If CB makes them, I think I would buy 4 or 5 every time I order supplies:D