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Golden Age Roller Bridge

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Golden Age Roller Bridge Chrome

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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-G
    • 0.1700 lbs. (0.08 kg)

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5.0

Awesome Upgrade!

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I was having issues with my 2008 Gibson Les Paul Studio with strings breaking and staying in tune. After looking around I found the Golden Age Roller Bridge at Stew-Mac. It's an easy installation anyone can do. The thumb wheel adjuster for the new bridge (included) screwed right into the stock Gibson ferrals so no need to even use the ones provided. After tuning up and adjusting intonation, which is a breeze with the new bridge, my LP feels better and hard to fathom, sounds better. After a 2 hour gig on a hot day no string breakage and tuning was easier and more stable. I highly recommend this product for anyone using a tune-o-matic bridge! My band-mates even noticed my guitar sounded better....Nice one Stew-Mac!

5.0

Bridge

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Easy install with improved tuning stability.

4.0

IMHO the best Roller Bridge 

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I put a B-7 on my ES-135 and bypassed the tension bar. It would not return to pitch. Then installed a Zero Fret. It helped but not enough. Considered Locking tuners but after reading about the Golden age Roller Bridge I tried it. Guess what the Bigsby returns to pitch. Don't get me wrong you can't do dive bombs and expect to return in tune but that not what a Bigsby is for. All i'm saying is it works for me.

5.0

Excellent Bridge

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Received my roller bridge and it it exactly what I needed. Quality product and very affordable.

5.0

Love it

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I'm going to use it to help give me term while using a floaty style ebony tailpiece. It's gonna be super awesome, bro! Just gotta get the guitar all done diddly.

5.0

Excellent upgrade

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I picked this up to replace the stock bridge on my 2010 Epiphone Wildkat. I opted to install the supplied bushings inside the factory bushings, carefully tapping them in. At first I was a bit leery, because the threaded posts seemed a bit more "sloppy" in their threads than I would have liked. The bridge dropped straight down onto the posts with no problem. I set the intonation, and was immediately impressed with the improved tone and sustain. The guitar now holds its tuning much better over the stock bridge.
The 12" radius and string spacing is just about a perfect fit for the Wildkat. The string spacing is just a hair wider than the stock bridge, but I didn't notice it at all while playing. I would have gone with the Schaller bridge, but couldn't find it in a 12" radius. My only complaint might be that I had to completely loosen all the strings to make a height adjustment since I couldn't otherwise turn the height adjusters.

5.0

Perfect replacement

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I put this bridge on a 2012 Gibson SG Standard to make my Bigsby work smoother. Installation could not have been easier. I basically just removed the old bridge and threaded height risers, screwed in the new height risers (correct American thread as it's going in an American made instrument), and snapped on the new bridge. I noticed the width between the posts is ever so slightly off so I had to lay the bridge on top of 1 post and then gently push the bridge towards the other post until it snapped into pace. I'm thinking that this is by design so the bridge clamps on nice and tight and doesn't require set screws to lock it in. The rollers are nice and smooth and this looks great on my SG with Bigsby as it looks a lot like the old wider style harmonica bridges that Gibson used in the 70's. And of course, being the correct 12" radius certainly helps as well. I couldn't be happier with this bridge.

5.0

Perfect Replacement on Core PRS Starla

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My recently acquired 2010 PRS Starla (Core, not Starla 2) had terrible tuning stability. I researched and looked and fretted over what might be a good roller bridge replacement. Never found the specs on the existing bridge, but went ahead and bought a Golden Age. It was perfect in terms of radius, post spacing, string spacing and thread size. Didn't have to replace the bushings in the body, just put in the new posts, adjusted the height to the new bridge and intonated the guitar. Tremendous improvement. (To be complete, I also installed a grooved Callaham front roller, but I bet the majority of the improvement is because of the bridge).

A great value.

5.0

Golden age roller bridge review

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I used this bridge on a guild guitar and placed it in the right position,instead of the old one. My customer is very satisfied for the choice of this bridge because the guitar is really in tune.

Bgguitars Sestri Levante,Italy

5.0

Les Paul Studio Faded

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A must buy as far as i'm concerned. Easier to set intonation, stays in tune better, and I was able to get a nicer setup than with the stock bridge. Gibson should have switched to these as standard a long time ago. Oh, and it looks cool as well.

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