Wilkinson/Gotoh Adjustable Bridge/Tailpiece

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Wilkinson/Gotoh Adjustable Bridge/Tailpiece

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Wilkinson/Gotoh Adjustable Bridge/Tailpiece

About This Item

A combination zinc die-cast bridge and "stop" tailpiece for solidbody guitar that can be adjusted for better intonation.

String spread
Saddle radius
Stud spacing
Stud threads
M8 x 1.25mm

Two allen screws compensate the overall string length, and two allen-adjustable saddles provide basic string intonation. Strings load from the front. Nickel.

Height-adjustable M8 x 1.25 steel mounting studs with locking allen screws and knurled bushings are included. Use an 11mm drill bit to install the bushings.

About bridge & tailpiece measurements

Bridge and Tailpiece reference image

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.

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    • 5169
    • 0.2690 lbs. (0.12 kg)

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Great bridge

(Customer's Reviews)

Great bridge. Used it on this junior. I used the measurements supplied in the fret calculator, gave it the extra 1/8 rearward tilt on the bass side. Intonation is dead on, the adjustments are great. I love the nickel finish (with StewMac carried more nickel stuff). This bridge also feels great under the hand for muting, unlike other electric bridges that have sharp corners etc. $50 seems a bit steep for a Wilkinson part but this beats other bridges that are more $$


Wrap around Bridge

(Customer's Reviews)

The direct coupling and minimum of mechanical interference produces the wrap around sound...primal! This one has some token intonation adjustments available. Rudimentary. Probably better for non-offset bridge installation, as the stings can slide into the adjustment slide gaps when installed on an angle. It works though.

My LP Junior has one, screwed down to the deck, it's exactly the right height, action wise. And it's intonated correctly.Basic, but that's why you put them on anyway.


Great value

(Customer's Reviews)

Almost bought a pigtail for the fine tuning (intonation) on individual strings but am very happy that I went with the Gotoh. Solid components, installation was a breeze.


Clean and simple bridge

(Customer's Reviews)

The Wilkinson is a simple and elegant solution for a wrap bridge/TP. It also has a lower profile than some other brands - so it works well for guitars that have a smaller neck angle.

Stud threads are metric - so get replacement studs with US threads from another brand if retrofitting a vintage instrument.


Great bridge.

(Customer's Reviews)

Very nice quality. Easy drop-in replacement for Gibson Melody Maker. Keeps the vintage look, and intonates well.

StewMac PDF Catalog, page 66 See Wilkinson/Gotoh Adjustable Bridge/Tailpiece
on page 66 of our StewMac Catalog PDF

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