Golden Age Roller Bridge

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The only roller bridge that matches the 12" radius of the Nashville Tune-O-Matic. Low-friction brass roller saddles let the strings move freely and return to accurate pitch.

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Golden Age Roller Bridge Chrome

Chrome

Item # 1275
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$34.95

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Golden Age Roller Bridge Gold

Gold

Item # 1275-G
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$39.95

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The only roller bridge that matches the 12" radius of the Nashville Tune-O-Matic. Low-friction brass roller saddles let the strings move freely and return to accurate pitch.

We designed this bridge to work with Bigsby vibratos, in place of the Nashville Tune-o-matic. This is the only roller bridge that matches the 12" radius of the Nashville, so you maintain the string action you're used to. We gave it a low profile to keep the strings clear of the bridge body too, eliminating a frequent source of vibrato problems.

Thumbwheel height-adjustment studs and knurled bushings are included.

String spread   Saddle radius   Stud spacing   Stud threads   
2-1/16"12"2-29/32"M5 x .8

 /><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.




    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 1275
    • 0.170
    • 1275-G
    • 0.170

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Golden Age Roller Bridge

By Alien Space Kitchen from Albuquerque, NM
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, November 02, 2013


Hmm... one of those purchases you hope will be cool and a great improvement. Well it Is!! Best money I've ever spent on my Les Paul. It's been on about a month, no broken strings yet. I was averaging about one broken string per practice with traditional bridge. Also, you may notice a marked increase in sustain. I know I did. It must be the brass rollers...not sure. I can say with certainty it is the biggest improvement with the smallest investment I've ever made to any guitar I've owned, and gosh darn it that feels pretty good.

About What I Expected!

By TFord from RI
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 09, 2013


To start off, I bought this to replace the bridge on my Bigsby equipped Epiphone SG. I always wanted a roller bridge for the guitar after about a month of having the bigsby on it. It did stay in tune but I figured with a roller bridge, it'd be better. I got it in the mail, opened the box and checked out what I would have to do to install it. Being that the studs were much small that the original ones, I was stumped. I thought maybe of hammering in the new studs to the ones might be an opinion instead of filling the hole, so I looked to the handy-dandy stewmac reviews that are usually helpful. I was then interested that a guy (the name of Dave Dennis) thought of the same idea, so I read through more to find other people followed his idea and it worked. So I did the same. After hammering in the new studs flush to the original ones it started to look like it would work. The bridge then slipped right on the posts perfectly. Intonation was a pain (as usual) but they set it to a standard and you just have to tweek it to your guitar. It's a nice looking bridge and the 12" radius works great with my guitar, therefore I was able to get low action (though I will tweek it as I go to accommodate my search for my favorite setup). Overall, I highly recommend this bridge if you have a bigsby equipped guitar, it helps your guitar stay in tune better and I noticed a slight improvement in the sustain. Thanks stewmac! You never seem to let me down.

WOW!

By preetcher from Beaufort, NC
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 06, 2013


I have a 1979 Les Paul Artisan that I bought the same year. I always had trouble with the intonation. No matter what I did I just couldn't seem to get it right. I could get it almost there but I ran out of adjustment for the 6th E string. I bought this bridge just for the rollers never suspecting that I could get the intonation set to my satisfaction but lo and behold I did it! I am elated! All those years of frustration gone because of this little piece of hardware. Yes, I would definitely recommend this bridge to every guitar player.
I could only give it 5 stars but in my book it deserves 10.

Raises strings too high on Gretsch Tennessee Rose

By DarrellD from Oro Station, Ontario
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 03, 2013


I purchased one of these bridges to replace the stock bridge on my Gretsch Tennessee Rose guitar.The bridge looked beautiful and is very well made. To my dismay, after installing the bridge and re-stringing the guitar, I found that the strings were much higher from the fretboard, even though the bridge was set to its lowest setting. So back to the original bridge and another re-stringing! I suppose I could the sand the wooden base of the original bridge to overcome the higher string action but one shouldn't have to take these steps on a new expensive guitar.

Golden Age Roller Bridge is AWESOME!!

By Perfect Liberty from Phoenix, AZ
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, September 09, 2013


Couldn't wait to get on here and let everyone know how pleased I am with this bridge! My project may be a bit more unique and hopefully helpful to all those "import" Les Paul owners. I bought this for my Chibson (China Les Paul copy). Like the Chibsons or hate them, this bridge looks great, fits great, and sounds great! I brought this bridge to my tech and he installed it (with a few taps - thanks Dave and Mike) and it popped right in. He also installed new caps, pots, knobs, and a set of Gibson 57 classics (along with a new bone nut). Now my Chibson sounds and plays incredible. Many thanks to StewMac and their amazing products and lightning fast shipping. My tech loved this bridge and will be buying a few for his projects as well as recommending it to other Les Paul owners. So for anyone considering it for their Chibson - you won't be disappointed!! Thanks again StewMac!!

Golden Age Roller Bridge

By DatFenderGuy from Clearwater, FL
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, September 05, 2013


Wonderful Bridge, Easy install, made a world of difference on my SG. No sharp edges so you can lay your palm on the bridge all day. Thanks Stew Mac, you guys are the Best! Tim

Great product

By Douglas Kratz from Malvern, Arkansas
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 25, 2013


I replaced the stock bridge on my Ibanez AFS75T with the Golden Age Roller bridge. I had to drill out my bridge base to accept the new posts which was no problem. The guitar plays and stays in tune better now.

Replacement of Schaller Roller Bridge

By Denny from Bismarck, ND
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 25, 2013


I have a Heritage H535 with a Schaller roller bridge and a B7 Bigsby. The neck has a 12" radius and the Schaller has a 14" radius. I could not adjust the action to my preference which is 3/64ths @ the 12th fret. The Golden Age bridge was a drop in replacement and now I have the action where I like. I will be ordering another for a Heritage H530. Thank you.

Another Roller Bridge

By Bob Day from Conconully, Wa
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, August 18, 2013


I stuck the Golden Age Roller Bridge on my 15 year old Les Paul Special II. Works as advertised. The best thing about this purchase was the customer service. I was sent a Roller Bridge that was missing the retainer clip on one of the adjustment screws. I advised StewMac of the problem, and within hours a brand new bridge was in the mail, accompanied by a postage paid return label. Incredible! Without sending back the defective bridge first! Great products from a great company. Thank you Stewart MacDonald!

Golden Age Roller

By Psycho Billy's from Portland, OR, U.S.A.
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, August 12, 2013


Same old complaints with the "Tune-O-Matic" or whatever they call it; I ordered the roller from StewMac and it arrived in 3 days, much to my surprise. I liked the style of the Schaller except for one major design flaw; the rollers are set on a threaded axle to allow for string spacing. Nice idea; very poor design. The roller will shift and must be reset every time the strings are changed. I really don't see the need for this particular adjustment; I prefer my strings to have consistent and equal spacing and I don't need to change that. The golden Age uses set rollers that stay equally spaced. What a concept. The bridge body styling is extremely similar to the Schaller; aesthetically there is no difference (in my opinion). It's a drop-in replacement on the LP and I was truly amazed at the ease of adjustment for both height and intonation. Neither adjustment requires loosening the strings. Adjustments are smooth with absolutely zero friction. Impossible with the stock bridge unless one wants to ruin the screw heads. Bending notes is an unbelievable experience; I can bend notes into next week with no loss of pitch and no broken strings. Sustain? It hasn't quit yet. I was concerned with the quality of such an inexpensive piece; I've always trusted Schaller and realize, as others have stated, that "you get what you pay for". This time I got a little bit more. A world-class roller bridge with a 12" radius to match my fretboard. The quality is second to none, and if it were not, StewMac's return policy had me covered anyway. Best 40 bucks I've spent in quite some time. Well, there was this girl at the last party we played... Highly recommended (the Golden Age Bridge) for any LP; tremolo or not. I'd throw in a 6th star for shear happiness if I could.

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