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

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Golden Age Roller Bridge Gold

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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.




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    • Weight
    • 1275
    • 0.170
    • 1275-G
    • 0.170

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1950's Tun-o-matic out  &  in with modern Golden Age Roller bridge !!

By David Clemons from Lafayette, IN
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, March 05, 2013


The reason I did this project was because I kept breaking strings and the intonation was hard to set...Note: Before doing this project I checked with Gibson/Epiphone and found out that Most newer Les Paul's have a 12" radius)(check your specs first) And was well pleased that the new roller bridge fit very well, a perfect radius fit...now onto how I did it....I first loosened my strings on my Epiphone Les Paul Ultra III and moved them out of the way...and then removed the old outdated Tune-o-matic bridge piece...and then unscrewed from the body the old Tune-o-matic bridge posts..I then used Some Guitar Grease from Stewmac on the new Knurled mounting studs and placing a piece of 1" foam on my table under the body of my 2012 Epiphone Les Paul Ultra III to absorb the shocks...I then used a rubber mallet and gently tapped in the new bridge mounting studs till flush with the old mounting female posts in the Epiphone body...I then put on the new Golden Age Roller bridge with intonation screws pointing to the rear of the guitar...I put the strings back on then tuned the instrument up with a TC Polytune tuner and then set the intonation...and then I played the guitar and was very pleased with the results..very easy to set the intonation..good sound, good sustain ..and definitely better than before the upgrade. I highly recommend this product. Thanks Stewmac for stocking it.

Quality unit

By kburty from Baltimore, MD
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, February 11, 2013


Like other reviewers I was attracted by the price. Wasn't sure if it would fit my Epi Les Paul Ultra, but was encouraged by Dave and Mike's comments. At Dave's suggestion, I gently tapped the mounting posts right into the Epi's studs. Pretty sure if I needed to, I could pull them out again. This is a 12" radius bridge. I'm pretty sure my guitar is 14", but it still plays very nicely. When and if Stew-Mac comes out with a 14", I'll pick one up. I installed a Bigsby B70, but I've removed the hold-down roller, too much friction. Since then I've tweaked the nut-slots, so I'll try putting the roller back. I'll probably have to do a little bit of filing on the rim of the bridge for string clearance. As closely as I may look, I've never really been sure if roller bridges actually roll, or if the strings just like that smooth round surface. Either way, it works!

a really great deal !!!

By jmars from Austin, Texas, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, January 05, 2013


I ordered this going for the budget purchase. I didn't want to spend $80+ on a bridge at that time. I needed to replace my stock saddles because they had developed "multiple" string slots & I wanted to try a roller style bridge. I'm very glad I chose this bridge. It works perfectly, it was a true "drop in" replacement on my '97 Gibson Les Paul. Fit & finish is excellent. This is a fantastic deal for the price. I am very satisfied.

The Roller Bridge

By Henrik Krogh from Denmark
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 28, 2012


What can I say. To my knowledge the only 12" radius roller bridge and it works very well on my Bigsby equipped SG. I had a Goldo which was fine but sadly 14" radius which gave the outer strings a little too high action. This one works perfectly

Relief for Tune-o-matic bridge

By Roger Hausmann - Bulldog Guitars from Johnson City, TN USA
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, November 19, 2012


The Golden Age roller bridge arrived today -and what a relief it is! My brandnew Gibson Midtown Standard was almost impossible to intonate and to keep in tune. The factory Tuneomatic saddles didn't have sufficient travel to properly adjust the intonation, and by design the Tuneomatic bridge just loosely slips over the posts. The Golden Age rollerbridge firmly rests on top of the posts, resulting in improved string contact, tone clarity and string definition -the longer saddle travel of course now allows perfect intonation. No more running out of space on the saddle intonation screws! The result is so dramatic that I will replace all Tuneomatics in my collection of player guitars -my Les Paul can't wait!

Tuning issues gone

By Mike Vidallier from New Iberia, LA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 02, 2012


Installed the bridge on my Bigsby equipped Epi Goldtop. Had to follow Dave's advice and insert the bridge posts into the studs. Once done, it's an excellent fit, although I'd have to replace the studs if I ever want to remove this bridge. That's not going to happen. Intonation's a breeze. Bigsby works like a champ and tuning issues are gone. I recommend this bridge for Bigsby users. My Gotoh bridge (a big improvement over the Epi) will just have to wait for another project. Hmmm...

Gretsch ABR friendly

By Glorymusic from Albany NY
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 19, 2012


Works well and well made. The saddle screws are nice and tight so no rattles there. My original ABR bridge on my Gretsch 6128 Power jet was so loose. I didn't realize how much until I installed this one. Much quiter you hear more of the string vibrating rather then the rattling of your bridge screws and springs. Nice quality and design two thumbs up.

Super bridge

By Dave Dennis from Eaton Rapids, MI
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, October 05, 2012


I installed this bridge on an Epi Les Paul yesterday afternoon. The studs and screw height adjuster did not remotely match what the Epi had. I tried placing the studs from the new bridge into the old studs. I couldn't just push them in but with some persuasion from a hammer, the new stud was clearance pressure fit. Hope this helps others if they have the same problem. Setting up the action and intonation was a snap. However, before you start the install, put some teflon grease on the rollers, adjustment screws and mounting point. It helps a lot. There is more clearance for strings on the tailpiece side then on the Nashville bridge I replaced. However, the 1st string (high E) still slightly bumps the edge. String bending feels easier (maybe only in my head, but, hey, that works too!), tuning is more precise and faster. Once I mount the Bigsby I recently purchased this bridge will easily pay for itself. Definitely 5 stars and I recommend this bridge even if you are not planning to install a Bigsby.

Golden Age Roller Bridge

By Golden Age Bridge from Los Gatos, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 03, 2012


I just received the Golden Age bridge in the mail. I got it to replace the original roller bridge that came on my Ibanez AFS75T. The original bridge was poorly designed which resulted in many ill fitting and loose parts that created an annoying buzz. After finding that most other replacement bridges are not well suited for this guitar due to neck radius, (they have a 14" radius while this guitar neck has a 12" radius), I was pleased to find this one which has exactly the right radius. All the other numbers such as string spacing, post spacing etc. are exactly spot on too.

In order to mount the new bridge on my hollow body Ibanez Artcore, I had to drill out the wooden floating bridge base and press the supplied bushings into it. There was just enough thickness in the base to accommodate the bushings. That was simple enough to do with a .275" drill bit and it was all I really had to do. The new bridge does not buzz, it is well designed, is well made and it even looks better than the original bridge did. I am very happy with it. I recommend it as an excellent and cost effective replacement for similar guitars that have a neck radius of 12 inches.

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