Tune-o-matic Bridge For Archtop Guitar

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Tune-o-matic mounted on top of a rosewood base. The ideal upgrade for more accurate intonation on archtop and semi-hollow electrics.

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Tune-o-matic Bridge For Archtop Guitar Gold

Gold

Item # 3958-G
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$39.84

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Tune-o-matic Bridge For Archtop Guitar Nickel

Nickel

Item # 3958
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Tune-o-matic mounted on top of a rosewood base. The ideal upgrade for more accurate intonation on archtop and semi-hollow electrics.

String
spread
Saddle
radius
Post
spacing
Post
threads
2-3/64"12"2-29/32"M4 x .7


The height is thumbwheel-adjustable from 1" to approximately 1-1/4". Saddles are pre-slotted and adjustable to set accurate string intonation.

 /><font color=About bridge & tailpiece measurements

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.

Tip: Slotting Tune-o-matic style saddles
Nut slotting files work great for metal saddles. Choose your file size as you would when slotting a nut: use the same gauge as the string, or a few thousandths larger. After filing to the desired depth, we suggest polishing the slot with Mitchell's Abrasive Cord to remove file marks and burrs.


    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 3958
    • 0.161
    • 3958-G
    • 0.157

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Nice addition to my jazzbox

By Archtop Bill from Asheville NC
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 05, 2014


I really needed to do something with intonation on my Broadway and did not want to carve a new bridge. The tune-o-matic did the trick. I could not use the supplied base with the bridge, or rather I choose not to. After cutting the base down to have a reasonable action,it required so much trimming the two feet were pretty small square inch-wise. I just did not that much bridge pressure concentrated on two small areas. The bridge did fit on the stock base which comes in contact to the guitar's the width of the base. After I had the action to my liking, the intonation was easily set using my Peterson StroboClip. The bridge looks great and the guitar sounds and plays even better!

Huge Improvement

By DanDanTheGuitarMan from Laconia, NH
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 06, 2013


Huge improvement to my Gretsch 5120. The factory bridge was awful. If you have an older one with the original bridge on it then you know of the dreaded rattle. The good news was that I was able to use the original wood piece which made the install way easier. I do wish it was a little more robust but it was cheep and it works... Vastly improved intonation.

Great choice

By 7strings from New York
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 13, 2013


I bought two of these in gold..one for my Epi Joe Pass and the other for my Epi Emperor Regent.The main reason was because I put an ebony tailpiece on the Emperor(also from Stew) and it was the only way to ground the strings. But it also looks great and it makes for exact intonation. I wish Stew would have had an ebony base for them , but I stained them with the ebony fingerboard stain. My guitars look and sound beautiful thanks to Stew.

Great Bridge

By IBstrummin from Frederick, CO
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 27, 2012


Quality product. Pleanty of room for sanding to fit my archtop hollow body.

Not bad at all.

By Norwegian dude from Norway
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 24, 2012


I put this bridge on a gretsch 5120 for a friend. This item is much better than the bridge that came with the guitar. He had a rattelig noise from the old one. The noise is gone, the guitar has a better tone and my freind is happy. All at a pretty good price. What more can you ask for?

Tune-o-matic Bridge for Archtop

By TimK from Lincoln, NE
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, October 20, 2012


Fitted to Heritage H-575, Nice, bright and articulate.

Quality and a good price!

By Dave Andrews from Margate, South Africa
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Rebuilt an Aria 5102T and desperately needed a decent archtop bridge to complete the job.
This turned out to be a beautiful match for the guitar.

Great item. Won't hesitate to order another, should I need to!

Great archtop bridge

By TisDale Custom Guitars from Renton, WA, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 21, 2012


I love using these when perfect intonation is required. They look great, and the metal bridge adds a nice bite. The base can be recarved or shaved to any height required.

Good fit for Joe Pass

By R. Clayton Conner from Maryland, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 04, 2012


As did another reviewer, I got this for my Epiphone Emperor II Joe Pass model. The metal part fit right over the existing base, so I did not have to use the supplied base (which was not carved to fit nor finished to match the guitar's other trim). I had to deepen the notch for the low E string with a small file, but other than that there were no installation problems and no playability problems. Tip: Be sure to mark the position of your current bridge on the guitar top before replacement, since you'll have to remove all strings (and the bridge will fall off).

archtop tune o matic

By rednef6 from maine
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 26, 2011


put this bridge on an old hollow body es335 style guitar ive had for years. wouldnt stay in tune. been sitting in my closet for about 15 years all apart. found this bridge at stewmac and rebuilt it now it plays sweet

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