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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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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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Verified Buyer


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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Verified Buyer


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

5.0

Fantastic upgrade to my Gibson Les Paul Studio

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Verified Buyer


After doing a fair amount of research on these types of bridges, I decided to pull the trigger and buy one. When it arrived, I was impressed with the quality, and I noted that it came with all of the components to install it.

I have a white Gibson Les Paul Studio, and have been displeased with the tune-o-matic bridge that comes stock on it. I'm sure someone has a smooth-sounding argument for why the tune-o-matic bridges are awesome, but in my opinion, the proverbial emperor is naked. Maybe if I was more elite and intelligent I wouldn't feel that way ;)

After installing my new roller bridge, I barely had to adjust the intonation at all. It was nearly perfect right out of the gate. I also tossed on some new strings, as I thought they would give me a better idea of how well things can stay in tune. With just a few minor adjustments to the height of the bridge, things were awesome. I no longer had the typical issue where the strings are striking the back of the bridge before they hit the saddles. The string action was also immediately improved, and tuning seems much smoother.

If you're on the fence about buying one of these, I would highly recommend getting one. It's one of the best improvements you can make, and it requires zero modifications (assuming you're using it on one of the intended guitar models).

5.0

Roller Bridge direct R&R!!

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Thanks for the quick service, great price and best of all.....just the fact that you even had this item in stock! My local guitar man said "Good luck finding a replacement for your 56' Gold Top".
He will probably become one of your dealers, he was more impressed than I! Thanks again...

5.0

Easy to install and intonate

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Verified Buyer


can't say anything bad about them, ditch that break-o-matic and get this instead

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