Bigsby B5 Vibrato

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Original equipment on famous guitars for half a century.
Model B5 is designed for flat-face solidbody guitars. Made in USA.

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Bigsby B5 Vibrato Bigsby B5, polished aluminum

Bigsby B5, polished aluminum

Item # 5462
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$158.32

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Bigsby B5 Vibrato Bigsby B5, gold

Bigsby B5, gold

Item # 5462-G
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$241.78

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Bigsby B5 Vibrato, Bigsby B5 with Vibramate V5, polished aluminum

Bigsby B5 Vibrato, Bigsby B5 with Vibramate V5, polished aluminum

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Bigsby B5 Vibrato, Bigsby B5 with Vibramate V5-ST Short Tail, polished aluminum

Bigsby B5 Vibrato, Bigsby B5 with Vibramate V5-ST Short Tail, polished aluminum

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Vibramate V5 and Bigbsy B5 Installation

Install a Bigsby Vibrato on your guitar in minutes without drilling any holes using the Vibramate V5 Mounting Kit.


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Product Details

Original equipment on famous guitars for half a century.
Model B5 is designed for flat-face solidbody guitars. Made in USA.

Mount a Bigsby® without drilling your guitar, and SAVE!
When you order a Bigsby with matching Vibramate.®

Bigsby® Vibrato Tailpieces
Original equipment on famous guitars for half a century. The legendary hand-assembled Bigsby vibrato features a string mounting bar floating on low-friction needle bearings, for accurate return to pitch. Each model has a sand-cast aluminum frame and stainless steel arm. Made in USA.

Bigsby B5 Vibrato: For flat-face solidbody guitars. Attaches to the top of the guitar with four supplied screws. The base of the vibrato is 4-1/4" long x 3-5/8" wide. 2-1/16" rear mounting screw spread; 2-3/4" front mounting screw spread.

Though a Bigsby B5 vibrato can be installed on a carved-top Les Paul or thin-archtop ES-335 style guitar, the back of the unit may appear slightly raised. For a Les Paul, see the Bigsby B7 with Vibramate V7-LP Adapter instead.



Vibramate® Adapter Kits for Bigsby Vibratos
The Vibramate V5 Adapter uses your guitar's stop tailpiece bushings for easy, secure Bigsby installation with just a screwdriver. No drilling! For USA Bigsbys only.

  • For guitars with U.S. or metric stop tailpiece mounting bushings that have standard 3-1/4" (82.55mm) non-staggered spacing.
  • Fits most solidbody and thin archtop guitars with a Tune-o-matic style bridge.
  • Felt pads protect the guitar's finish.
  • Made of high grade polished aluminum for stability and tone.

Bigsby B5 with Vibramate V5 fits flat-face solidbodies. This B5/V5 combination won't fit a classic large-pickguard SG, or a Flying V (order the Short Tail kit).

Bigsby B5 with Vibramate V5-ST Short Tail has clearance for large pickguards on classic SG® solidbodies.

Vibramates are also sold separately.


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2002 Gibson SG

By Randy Buchholz from Columbus, wisconsin 53925
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 22, 2012


This kit was simple to install. I also put in a Schaller roller bridge. This requires a basic setup. *** As shown in photo I had to modify the vibramate so it wouldn't interfere with the original pick guard.*** I love it and recommend this to anyone who likes Bigsby's but don't want to modify their guitar.

Thinline tele installation

By Justin W from Sydney, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 31, 2010


Trouble-free installation in a CIJ TN-SPL thinline tele.

The strings glide over the saddle grooves no problem with a bit of 6B pencil on them (and I didn't need to file so much away on the bridge plate as I thought I would).



Looks and plays great.

Thanks again for top shelf products at low prices.

Excellent Upgrade

By Voodoo Dex from Salina, KS
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, December 05, 2010


Put this on my Gibson Firebird V and can't believe the increased sustain and improved tonality of the guitar. The Bigsby B5 is smooth as silk and makes my Firebird look awesome!

Beauty Bigsby

By Tom Matthey from Tucson
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 08, 2010


If you want the best, you got to spend the money. There's only one bigsby.



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