I have a cheap strat/mustang hybrid style guitar on the bench and it has an odd tremolo. It had a few parts floating loose inside the tremolo cavity, so I'd like to figure out how it goes together, and if I'm missing pieces, which I suspect.
It is a 2 piece bridge, with a mounted top piece, and a floating under bridge piece. The strings attach to the bottom piece via a piece that comes up through the top plate. I'll try and include some pictures below, and thanks for any help identifying this tremolo style or in putting it together properly.
This is all the pieces together. Hopefully you can see there's a large spring, plus a small spring and a small screw, the latter two of which were floating around loose in the cavity.
top plate, attaches to the guitar via 5 screws
This is the bottom plate.
This is how the bridge looks on the guitar. You can see an arm comes up that a tremolo bar would attach to (no tremolo bar included with guitar).
this might give you some hints as to what's missing or how it was supposed to go together. You're definitely missing the bridge and saddles so unless you know exactly who made it and have time to wait for one to pop up on eBay a wholesale replacement is in order. BTW these trems are terrible so if the fellow intends to play it then a hard tail bridge or a real trem might be in order
Your first post, David, was actually very helpful. It gave me some search terms, which got me to an offset tremolo system as a name for this contraption. Once I knew that, the rest came together nicely and I found this: