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Gotoh Tune-o-matic Bridge with Studs/Bushings

About This Item

A modern version of the Tune-o-matic bridge for solidbody guitar.

The metal saddles have helpful starter grooves to guide your slotting files. Intonation screws are retained by mini hex nuts. Includes threaded thumbwheel studs and bushings. Use an 11mm drill bit to install the bushings.

  • String spread 2-1/16"
    (52.39mm)
  • Saddle radius 12"
    (304.80mm)
  • Post spacing 2-29/32"
    (73.82mm)
  • Post threads M8 x 1.25

About bridge & tailpiece measurements

Bridge and Tailpiece reference image

String spread is the distance between the centers of the outer strings on a bridge or tailpiece.

Saddle radius determines the arc formed by all the individual saddle heights, and is similar to the measurement of a fretboard.

Stud/post spacing is the distance between the centers of the mounting posts of a bridge or 'stop' tailpiece.

Positioning the bridge
Find bridge placement for any scale with our free online tool fret position calculator.


    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 1511
    • 0.2240 lbs. (0.1 kg)
    • 1511-G
    • 0.2110 lbs. (0.1 kg)
    • 1511-N
    • 0.2272 lbs. (0.1 kg)

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1511 fits epiphone les Paul ls100 perfectly using existing bushing inside wood. Nice shiny, dense and heavy. Wider than stock epiphone part. Easy to adjust. Tiny slot on each saddle sometimes doesn't hold the high B and E.

1.0

Bridge Rattles

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I had the misfortune of having two of these rattle. The first I was able to return and the replacement rattled just the same. Workmanship not what it should be.

5.0

A great upgrade at an affordable price, and a piece of cake to install!

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I bought this bridge to replace the one on my Epiphone Dot Studio because I play left handed and had to buy a right-handed guitar and re-string it. Since the original saddle blocks on the bridge have 3 facing one way and 3 facing the other, when I re-strung it to play left-handed the saddle blocks were backward. So I bought the Gotoh as a replacement because all the saddle blocks face forward. I bought the Gotoh bridge with the studs and bushings it because my original bridge had the modern studs with screwdriver slots to raise and lower the bridge, and it looked from the pictures like that was the proper one to buy. And it was. I simply removed the old strings because they needed changed anyway, lifted off the old bridge and set the Gotoh bridge right down on the same posts that came with the guitar, and it fit perfectly. Didn't need to replace the studs or bushings, so now I have a couple extras for my toolbox. It took literally about 5 seconds to swap out the bridge once the strings were off. Then re-strung my guitar and it was good to go. I did take a triangular file and enlarge the slots on the saddle blocks for the bass strings (before putting it on the guitar of course) because the slots on the Gotoh were pretty small. The ones for the unwound strings were fine. If you decide to do this, go very slowly and carefully with your file and keep your file upright; don't try to rock it side to side to make the slots bigger because you may rub a groove into the slot that will cause string breakage. Or just have a luthier do it for you. Wouldn't hurt to polish the enlarged slot out with a plastic brush on a Dremel or very fine sandpaper to make it really smooth, and put a good quality guitar lube in the slots when done, which you always should anyway to prevent string breakage. Tone was great after the swap. Overall a great product at a very reasonable price.

5.0

spares parts

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Very good product,excellent package and shipping.

4.0

Good upgrade for a Chinese LP

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Got a Chinese LP style guitar as a gift and tore it apart. I replaced everything and this was a drop in fit, which is great. It has better mass and it adjusts smoothly. One note is that it WILL need the slots cut deeper. They come with barely a scratch for a slot and its not useable that way. It doesnt need much, and fortunately I have the files to do it, but if I didn't it would have been a pain. Other than that, its a solid upgrade and did make a significant difference in the guitar.

5.0

Superior bridge over stock!

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I got a couple of the Gold plated bridges for special projects and the number 1511-G with studs was PERFECT and rock solid.

5.0

Great replacement part for Epiphone

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The retainer wire on my Epiphone '58 Explorer was rattling like crazy so I ordered one of these (part # 1511-G). The screws that came with it fit the Epiphone bushings perfectly (glad I don't have to fiddle with replacing those). I haven't done any side-by-side testing, so I can't speak for any major tone improvements, but the rattle is gone!

5.0

Gotoh Bridge

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Terrific tune a matic bridge and give your guitar a better tone..smooth adjustments and replace the original ibanez bridge nicely. This was installed on my ibanez AF85 VLS and it's great.

5.0

SG replace

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Direct replacement on an Epiphone SG and big improvement

5.0

Fantastic Upgrade

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This allows for better intonation that the stock bridge on my Epi Dot and I am not breaking strings anymore.....great choice, cheap and easy to install.

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