Top-Loading Hardtail Bridge

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Instead of feeding through the guitar body, the strings attach quickly to slots in the bridge base. Requires a routed channel in the body.

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Top-Loading Hardtail Bridge

Item # 5304
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Instead of feeding through the guitar body, the strings attach quickly to slots in the bridge base. Requires a routed channel in the body.

String spread
2.163" (approx 2-1/8")

Chrome. Individual saddles adjust for string height and intonation. Mounting screws included.

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

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    • Weight
    • 5304
    • 0.188 lbs. (0.09 kg)

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Top-Loading Hardtail Bridge

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Read the instructions!

By P Sanger from Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 10, 2013

It's great but you really need to be aware of how much of a gap you need to leave for the ball end.

Nicer than I thought!

By jbjr from australia
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 16, 2012

Surprised at the quality of this bridge, especially at this price. Superficially looks like one of the cheaper topload bridges I bought recently, but is of far better quality and more robust. Would be nice if it also came in a narrower string spacing. This is replacing a 475 Schaller, which is a nice bridge but the string angle is too low.

Well worth the price

By Thom Jabour from Lakeville, PA 18438
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, April 21, 2012

good product, well made and a reasonable price.

Cheap but not "cheap"!

By Zig from Martinsburg, WV
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, April 02, 2012

As previous reviewers suggested, make sure you allow for enough room for the end-balls underneath the holes in the bridge. Probably need about 1/4" to make sure you have some room to get the strings on and off.
Mounted the bridge and did a pre-fit on my firt project guitar. Still need to do some fine-tuning, but I think that is the case with any bridge. For the price, this hardware is very solid and well made.

Did the trick

By Good Vibrations from Seattle, Wa
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 21, 2011

An exact replacement for the crappy corroded brass bridge on an early 80's Ibanez Blazer.Cheap and works good too! Saved the day for me.

Thanks Stewmac!!!

Perfect Bridge for Neck Jig

By Nate Clark from Ithaca, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 29, 2011

This bridge works great for a bolt on neck surrogate body.

Cheap but good!

By Gabriele Palma from Genova, Italy
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 09, 2010

OK, there are probably better bridges around, but I once used this bridge attracted by its low price for a cheap and fast project and the result was fine! This bridge does its job.

You need to do some routing under the bridge in order to accommodate the end balls of the string but it's a nice and good working design.

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