Gotoh Tune-o-matic Bridge with Studs/Bushings

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A modern version of the Tune-o-matic bridge for solidbody guitar.

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Gotoh Tune-o-matic Bridge with Studs/Bushings Chrome

Chrome

Item # 1511
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$24.20

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Gotoh Tune-o-matic Bridge with Studs/Bushings Nickel

Nickel

Item # 1511-N
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$24.20

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Gotoh Tune-o-matic Bridge with Studs/Bushings Gold

Gold

Item # 1511-G
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Product Details

A modern version of the Tune-o-matic bridge for solidbody guitar.

The metal saddles have helpful starter grooves to guide your slotting files. Intonation screws are retained by mini hex nuts. Includes threaded thumbwheel studs and bushings.

String spread Saddle radius Post spacing Post threads
#1511 2-1/16" (52.39mm) 12" (304.80mm) 2-29/32" (73.82mm) M8 x 1.25
Use a 7/16" or 11mm drill bit for the stud bushings.

 /><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.


    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 1511
    • 0.211
    • 1511-G
    • 0.211
    • 1511-N
    • 0.231

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Excellent product

By Nicoara Alex from Romania
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I like it a lot, no more metal twangling while plucking strings, better material than my stock Epiphone, better intonation, better sounding open chords with distortion. It's a must have upgrade!

Great Buy!

By dannnny from FL
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, February 18, 2012


direct fit for my epiphone les paul. Very easy to intonate, Gotoh is a quality brand

Good replacement on Epi Dot

By B. Lee from Toronto, ON
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, February 13, 2012


I was worried about the loose fit on the posts but it's not really a problem. It doesn't move after you put the strings on.

1511-G

By Mikhail from Russia, Tver
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 20, 2012


The sound definitely improved. Do not rattle anything thicker sound. Nests under the bridge put the old ones. New little small. I was ready for it and I have no complaints. Very pleased larger than the original course of the saddles. Impressions only positive. Thanks to Stewart-MacDonald's.

1511 Chrome - Epiphone 58 Explorer

By Eric Clark from Mt Dora, FL
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, January 08, 2012


I read a ton of reviews and forums about bridges before I ordered this one. This bridge is a huge improvement over the stock one. The bridge fit perfectly with the included posts and stock bushings. I am going to order another one for my Epiphone Les Paul. A great investment!

Gotoh Tune-o-matic Bridge 

By Jamie from Amdover, MA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, January 05, 2012


Better intonation, lighter, and a crisper tone. Wholly recommended.

Gotoh TOM on Sheraton II

By John K. from Richfield, MN
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 02, 2012


I bought the gold one to replace the oem on the Sheraton II. The Epi bridge is garbage. The screws don't stay where you put them and the range is insufficient. The factory-placed bass stud was not placed back far enough on the guitar, so even on the new one, I had to reverse some of the sliders. To do that, you need to remove the nut and screw from the slider. Before you do this, put some isopropyl alcohol on the nut to dissolve the threadlocker. The screw will then come out easily. After you reverse the slider, you don't need to reapply threadlocker. I used the original studs. This bridge is a big improvement over the factory one -- the range, adjustment precision, and overall quality make this a wise upgrade. Another note about the Sheraton II: if it doesn't stay in tune, you need to tighten the screws on the Grover tuner heads a bit more than you would on other tuners. I noticed that even when mine were tight, you could still touch a key and it would detune. Mine are a little harder to turn, but now they stay where I put them. This might be a common problem with all Epiphone instruments.

Gotoh Tune-o-matic Bridge

By Chris18 from West Des Moines, Iowa
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 03, 2011


This bridge is a high quality drop-in that solved every issue I was having. (rattle noises, intonation issues.) plus it sharpened the tone and I have way better sustain now. Worth twice the price!!

Sloppy fitting posts/post-holes

By elRon from AB, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, November 15, 2011


First of all, Stewmac is a great place to shop. Excellent service, speedy delivery, friendly, patient, expert advice. I purchased this bridge (#1511-N) as a replacement/upgrade for a 2010 Epiphone Les Paul Standard. 1) The Gotoh bushings do not match the existing holes (too narrow), but, as a consolation, the Gotoh studs work with existing bushings. 2) The Gotoh posts do not fit snugly into the Gotoh post holes. Specs indicate this is deliberate: Post-hole diameter 6.35mm, post diameter 5.94mm. I might have thought a bridge ought to be perfectly stationary, like the one I removed from the guitar, but Larry, a mild-mannered Stewmac Technical Advisor, says this is not uncommon, even with stock bridges on Gibson USA made instruments. He says the bridge will remain stationary under string tension. Time will tell.

nickel gotoh bridge

By carlton wilkinson from victoria, tx
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 16, 2011


pros: longer saddle travel for better intonation. nice nickel finish. cons: sloppy tolerance on studs, makes rattling noise while playing. it's not bad for 20 bucks, but next time i'll spend more money for a better one.

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