Golden Age Roller Bridge

Golden Age Roller Bridge

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Golden Age Roller Bridge Chrome

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Item # 1275
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Item # 1275-G
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Golden Age Roller Bridge

About This Item

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

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.


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    • Weight
    • 1275
    • 0.1700 lbs. (0.08 kg)
    • 1275-B
    • 0.000 lbs. (0 kg)
    • 1275-G
    • 0.1700 lbs. (0.08 kg)
    • 1275-N
    • 0.000 lbs. (0 kg)

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3.0

Golden Age Roller Bridge - fingers crossed

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Verified Buyer


I haven't installed it yet, but it looks like a solid product. Unfortunately, it uses M5 threads and my Ibanez AM153 used the more standard M8. I could pull the bushings, but I'd rather find a solution using the existing M8 bushings. I found a pair of Stainless Steel M5 to M8 adaptors. I'm going to try that as a solution - at least to see if the bridge fits the existing spacing. I'm not going to pull the bushings until I'm certain that the bridge-post spacing works. I wish Golden Age could just supply the M8 posts.

5.0

Golden Age Roller Bridge - Chrome

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Just installed my new Golden Age Roller Bridge - Chrome on my first home made SB guitar. No sweat installation was easy. I am building this guitar from a tree (hickory) that hit my house during Hurricane Irma. Hoping it will be a player & not a wall hanger. I an running all the components in from the back, no pick guard on this beauty.

5.0

Roller bridge

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Verified Buyer


Works well. I did drill the bridge so that it fit the existing posts because I did not want to modify anything on the guitar body.

5.0

Golden age Roler Bridge

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Verified Buyer


Fits my Les Paul Studio perfectly, tuning stability is improved and the sustain is much better.

5.0

What a difference!

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Verified Buyer


Installed on my Les Paul, and better all the way around!!

5.0

works perfectly

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Verified Buyer


ordered with a bigsby whammy bar and zero fret nut to go on an old gibson sg that was having tuning issues. all fitted perfectly as advertised and was playable again in a couple of hours. easy to get a great action and sounds very impressive. This will be a very used and abused instrument played by a professional muso at gigs most nights,and fully expect all will hold out for a good long time. SPECIAL THANKS to stew mac for replacing the first golden age roller bridge which had some manufacturing flaws. one email and the replacement was on its way ,arriving 3 days later, no mean feat considering we are in west australia, as far from stew mac as it gets. have been a very satisfied customer here for a long time. great company and staff.

5.0

Les Paul Roller Bridge

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Verified Buyer


Bought this bridge as part of my Studio Les Paul make over. So far I am very impressed and this will only be getting better as I add in the bone nut and locking tuners.

5.0

Quality part.

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Verified Buyer


Bought it for my Gibson Chet Atkins Country Gentleman. The guitar definitely stays in tune much better.

5.0

Golden Age Roller Bridge

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Verified Buyer


I just bought a 2017 Gibson Studio Les Paul, I went on You Tube to check out the guitar for a demo, the guy giving the demo said he put a Stewmac Golden Age Roller Bridge on his and it stayed in tune . The price was right and i ordered one, everyone was real helpful and knew the product. took it to Guitar Center and bridge fit perfect and no new drilling had to be done. Guitar stays in tune and if you have a Les Paul i would get one.

4.0

Pretty good fit for my Wildkat

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Bought this for my Epiphone Wildkat. Pretty good fit. Reasonable price, quick delivery. Works, but takes some modification. There are three ways to make this fit.

First, when you remove stock bridge and unscrew the stock posts, you'll have two threaded holes into the body of your guitar. The stock posts are 8 mm, while the replacements are 5 mm. However, the replacements have a kind of knuckled bushing you can tap down into the threaded holes, then you just set the new bridge on top. I decided against this option 'cos I just don't like the idea of jacking up the stock threads. Just me.

I thought I'd rather keep the stock posts, especially 'cos they're more substantial, and that's good in bridge material, right? So I bought a new 1/4" drill and, using the existing holes in the new bridge as guides, drilled out the holes. The new bridge hole don't go all the way through, but to make it work on the stock posts, I drilled clean through. Careful how you put this in your vice, you don't wanna mash the rollers. Once I did this, the new bridge just dropped snugly onto the stock posts and I was in business. Probly the most difficult part was filing the edges of the holes clean and removing the small drill burrs. I recommend buying a new drill. By the time I was done with the second hole through this hard metal, it had dulled and it was hard going. Well worth the five bucks.

The third method I read about but didn't try, was just unscrewing the rollers from the new bridge and swapping out the pieces in the stock bridge. Seemed pretty simple.

I've used it at a couple practices and a three-hour gig. Worked very well. Once in practice I plucked the strings in a kind of double stop thing, and the high E string came off the roller inward. Happened twice that practice, but not at the gig. I'll have to keep my eye on that.

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