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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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    • 1275
    • 0.1700 lbs. (0.08 kg)
    • 1275-G
    • 0.1700 lbs. (0.08 kg)

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4.0

2016 GIBSON LES PAUL

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Order arrived promptly and the bushings were unecessary. The roller bridge went on smoothly and to my astonishment was intonated almost 100% correctly. After adjusting the string height and STOP-TAIL to where the strings were not hitting the back of the bridge plate I tuned to standard concert tuning and the guitar was intonated 100% correctly. All that was needed was 1/8TH of a turn of the screw in the back of the bridge on the low 'E' string....and BANG !!! DONE !

It will take a while to see how well the bridge keeps the guitar in tune, especially the 'G' string as on GIBSON's it is a known problem, the beauty of the beast ! One thing I can say, right off the bat, is that the Golden Age 'Roller-Bridge' allows me to have the STOP-TAIL considerably lower towards the body of the guitar. When using the Nashville Tune-O-Matic I have to jack the STOP-TAIL up a few turns to avoid the strings hitting the back of the bridge plate. The Golden-Age Roller-bridge allows the STOP-TAIL to be almost flush with the body of the guitar maybe quarter of a turn away on the Bass side LOW 'E' and just about touching on the Treble HIGH 'E' side. I am already impressed with this bridge and the guitar seems to have a slight bit more low end growl.The 5th star is not given due to the fact that there is no ALLEN KEY adjustment and thumbwheels are the only way to adjust the height so tension MUST be taken off the strings, a minor thing really but the Nashville Tune-O-Matic can be adjusted wothout taking the tension off of the strings, not so for this bridge. If this bridge keeps 'G' in tune & Intonated it will be doing what I want it to do.

5.0

Golden Age Roller Bridge Well Worth it

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I purchased this bridge to add to a hand made custom SG, I was having problems with the intonation as well as saddled buzz on at least two strings, needless to say the original bridge was not that great. I know a roller bridge is mainly for guitars with Tremolo Bars to keep strings from breaking and help with tuning. Some reviews of other roller bridges noted a sustain loss but improvement in tuning. Immediately after installing this bridge I noticed increased sustain and this is the first time I was able to correctly adjust the intonation on all of the strings and it stays in tune. I was very impressed with this upgrade and at a very reasonable price, might add one of these to the LP as well.

4.0

roller bridge

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It fit my 2014 SG Standard perfectly with no mods-didn't even have to change the studs.
Very cool. The only reason I didnt give 5 stars is its obviously imported, and since it is imported, wouldnt have minded having adjustment screws through the top. But it adjusts well with the thumbscrews. A unique look. Thanks for parts that fit Stew Mac.

4.0

Radius is awesome we'll see about the corners

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Glad to have the correct radius, had the locking roller matic on before (08 SG, bigsby b5) but have been perfecting my setup lately. Only complaint so far are the slightly pointy corners. I'll either deal or chamfer. Time will tell, as it feels I've found the right bridge for good otherwise.

4.0

Installed on Oscar Schmidt OE30

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I have a 2015 Oscar Schmidt OE-30 Delta King, which is a very good copy of a Gibson ES-335. The guitar sounds great, but the el-cheapo hardware, including the bridge, needs to be upgraded to make this a truly great guitar. The original bridge had a flatter radius than the neck, so when I would adjust the action down to where I like it (super low), the D & G strings would buzz. I also plan on adding a Bigsby B7 tailpiece soon, so the Golden Age roller bridge made sense.

In order to install the Golden Age bridge, the Oscar Schmidt bridge post retaining bits that fit down into the body of the guitar must be drilled out so that the new post retainers can fit down into them. The Golden Age retainers are much smaller that the originals, and will simply fall down into the guitar if this is not done. I popped out the originals (they're not glued in or anything, they just pull right out) and put them in my drill press vice, then drilled out the threaded holes just enough so that the Golden Age retainers could be gently tapped into place with a block of wood.

After putting everything back together, I'm quite happy with the new bridge! No more buzzing, the sustain is a little better, it looks really cool, and now I'm all set to slam that Bigsby into place... maybe when Uncle Sam sends me my tax refund! After the Bigsby, I"m gonna replace those awful tuning machines with some nice Grovers!

5.0

Oscar Schmidt OE30

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I mounted the Golden Age roller bridge on my 2015 Oscar Schmidt OE30 Delta King, because I plan on adding a Bigsby B7 when I get my tax refund - Bigsby's ain't cheap! Also, the factory bridge didn't have the correct radius, and adjusting the string action to where I like it (super low) would cause the G & D strings to buzz.

Now, before you go thinking that you can just drop the G.A. roller bridge onto your Oscar Schmidt, continue reading... The post retainers (that fit into the top of the guitar) for the Oscar are WAY bigger than those of the Golden Age. What you must do is bore out the threaded holes of the original post retainers so that the retainers of the Golden Age will fit into them. It's not complicated, but if you don't have access to a drill press, or aren't just a bit of a tinkerer, consider letting a precessional do the job.

Anyway, the whole job took about an hour, and after I got everything to fit nicely, the new bridge is everything I wanted it to be. No more buzzing, the sustain is a little better, it looks really cool, and now I'm ready to slam that Bigsby on when Uncle Sam sends me my refund!

5.0

Golden Age Roller Bridge

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I have a 2014 Gibson SG and was having typical Gibson tuning and intonation problems. I tried several other bridges with no real success. I tried other roller bridges, but the tone was horrible. So I gave the Golden age roller bridge a try, first of all it resolve the intonation problem with the G string (third) saddle travel on the bridge is excellent. Also the tone of the bridge was not as dull as the other roller bridges. This originally came with the Nashville style tuned o matic and I will tell you this is a direct replacement with no modifications. Bridge seems very well-made and stable. I would recommend this to anybody that has a late-model SG with tuning or intonation problems.

5.0

For my Chibson

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All I did was drill out the holes for the bigger posts on the Golden Age then cleared out the bottom of the new hole with a pencil grinder and carbide bur then cut the posts down to the correct size and it fit perfectly over the thumb wheels and looks and plays awesome.

5.0

Great Bridge at a Great Price!

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This bridge was a replacement for a Epiphone Custom Les Paul.
The old bridge had seen better days and this was the perfect replacement!
The 12" radius was a perfect fit and helps dramatically with tuning issues.
I highly recommend this bridge!

5.0

Did not worked on my Epiphone SG. 

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My bad. I only checked the radius and it was fine, the post are too thin!!

Very high quality stuff, though.

obs. I have a 2008 G400

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