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

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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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Tune-o-matic Bridge For Archtop Guitar

By katvanhoe from Debrecen, Hungary
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, September 11, 2011


Hi!

First, I'd like to say thanks for the quick and safe delivery. I have played quite a lot gigs with my previous rosewood bridge, but somehow it was always out of tune a little bit.I have even tried to get a T-O-M in London, Denmark street last year, but they couldn't help me.

Now I'm fine at last! Anytime I will need something in the future, I'll turn to You, I promise.

Thanx a lot

Katvanhoe

Excellent

By Nick.H from Sydney
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 07, 2011


Well Crafted. Love it =D

A great item

By Billy Bart from Rutherford, NJ
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 08, 2011


I got this bridge in order to breathe some new life into a Mid Fifties Kay K-152 B Archtop guitar that I found in the garbage some time ago. The bridge was missing and the tuners were very brittle so I started with the bridge and this was fine for the project. I will be buying a set of tuners for it soon. Here is a picture of it prior to rescue.

Tune-o-matic Bridge For Archtop Guitar

By LETANG GERARD from FRANCE
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 26, 2011


Merci beaucoup pour votre sTrieux.
MatTriel bien retu et trFs bien emballT.

Tune-o-matic Bridge For Archtop Guitar

By LETANG GERARD from FRANCE
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, May 26, 2011


Merci beaucoup pour votre sTrieux.
MatTriel bien retu et bien emballer.

tunomatic bridge

By Henry Doell from Saskatoon
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, May 04, 2011


I used this bridge for a hollow body electric arch-top. Great quality and easy set up. I ended up ordering a second one for one of the home arch-top acoustic instruments using it as research bridge. A very happy surprise

Smile-o-matic

By Millz Project from Queensland, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 03, 2011


Another great product guys. Looks fantastic. Very high quality!! Am currently fitting to a 1970's model Melody archtop acoustic, will post some pix when it's done.

Archtop Bridge  

By Robert Bayer from St. Peters, MO.
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 28, 2011


I purchased this bridge for a restoration of a mid '60s Harmony thin-line archtop electric guitar. A Gotoh Tune-O-Matic bridge and base for this price is a real bargain. Thanks for another top quality product from my friends at Stew-Mac.

nice replacement bridge

By mlannoo from Detroit, MI
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 09, 2011


Nice replacement bridge. I purchased this as an upgrade for my Gretsch Electromatic 6125 which had a non-adjustable bridge. The StewMac bridge is slightly narrower than my original but you can't really notice. I used a little Teak oil on the rosewood prior to installing it and that really brought out the detail in the wood.

Bridge replacement for Ibanez GB-10

By N. Pela from Phoenix, AZ
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 08, 2011


I have a 1978 Ibanez GB-10 George Benson model guitar. This is the first model year of this instrument and I have owned it since 1981. For years, I had wished I could do a precision intonation but could not because of the standard archtop-style wooden pin bridge. I did not want to destroy the integrity of the guitar by installing something that was non-standard, and also didn't know what the Tune-O-Matic style bridge would do to the guitar's tone.


Well, I went ahead and ordered this bridge, figuring there was little risk since the bridge floats (not permanently attached to the guitar body). When I installed the bridge, I swapped its wooden mounting foot with the old inlaid one from the original Ibanez bridge - it fit perfectly. I located the new bridge to center it based on the original bridge location (just mark the location of the old one before you remove it with post-it notes), strung the guitar up, tuned up, intonated the bridge as I would for any of my other guitars, and in my opinion it sounds better than before - maybe just a bit brighter, but still warm and jazzy.

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