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Golden Age Roller Bridge

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

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5.0

AMAZING !!!

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I recently got my hands on a Gibson Les Paul 60's tribute and had ridiculous tuning and intonation issues with the existing "tune-o-matic" bridge. I initially hesitated on purchasing the Golden Age Roller Bridge because I really wanted to keep the vintage look of the guitar but tuning issues eventually made the guitar unplayable. Ordered the part from the Stewmac team (excellent transaction like always) and it arrived within two days (WOW!), installed the Golden Age Roller Bridge very easily and - AMAZING - why did I not order it sooner? Tuning and intonation issues gone and looks great on the LP.

5.0

Epi Dot

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Put a Xavier Tremolo on my Epiphone Dot and wanted this to accompany it. The bushing was smaller than my Tunematic. Some people have suggested to just drive the new bushing into the old. I used the stock bushing and thumbwheel and I just drilled out the 2 holes all the way through the bridge and camfered the holes a little with a larger bit, This removes any burrs and eases the install of the thumbwheel. I believe this is problem for most imports. I could have possibly returned it but I want this radius. Allsaid and done it works perfect and have no issues with staying in as there is no play or rock with bridge and I will use this on all my Epi's.

5.0

Gibson SG Lefty

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Installed the Roller Bridge very easily. It fit perfect, this is a very well built bridge. Intonation was a breeze. A very nice looking bridge might I add. Hats off the Stewmac's shipping. I had it the very next day.

5.0

Great Piece Of Equipment

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After putting the Golden Age Roller Bridge on my Les Paul Supreme,the strings stopped popping out of tune when I performed bends. The bends really sang, it turned an expensive guitar that sounded average to one that sounded great. This is the only Mod that I made to my guitar and it was well worth it. Gibson should make this standard stock, they would probably sell a lot more guitars.

3.0

Pretty close but not there yet (for my ibanez AFS75T)

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I must recognize it was an improvement. The tone changed a bit, for good in my point of view. The problem is that you need to drill your bridge base, and the screws are a bit big, so you have to be careful to cut them at a point where your guitar doesn't suffer damage, otherwise, the bridge will be too tall. But, once I get to do all the work done, I will let you know. So far, the tone improved, the playability, not sure yet.

5.0

A must have for your guitar

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I bought a 2012 Les Paul Special with the goal in mind to have this be my beat all end all guitar. Put orange drop caps / Kinman pickups in it. I have the Stewmac neck jig (so great, can't live without it) so I did a full fret level / recrown / super polish and set it up. I was happy, but it just wasn't perfect. The stock bridge was set to 14" and It didn't feel quite perfect. Also the stock bridge didn't have quite enough saddle travel. This bridge just made things siiiiing. It dropped right in without any modification and the saddles travel so nice when setting up. The guitar plays better than any guitar I have gotten my hands on. You know that, "oh man, butter...." feeling? yea. It's got that. In my little shop I recommend this to everyone. Great product.

5.0

GAR Bridge

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I'm usually hard to convince but decided to give this a shot. I have a LP Heritage TP II HCSB. I was having some pinging when trying to tune. I made a few measurements irt string height and installed this puppy. Intonation was smooth and quick and yeah I have twin rack systems with JMPs, 8008s, VooDu and etc and I could hear the difference in tone. I'm still surprised while writing this. I've playing for 40 yrs and not to often do things impress as much as this did in the studio. Be aware that it is a closed top, but that was a non issue. It is also heavier, denser than the original. -hth

5.0

Golden Age Roller Bridge

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Hmm... one of those purchases you hope will be cool and a great improvement. Well it Is!! Best money I've ever spent on my Les Paul. It's been on about a month, no broken strings yet. I was averaging about one broken string per practice with traditional bridge. Also, you may notice a marked increase in sustain. I know I did. It must be the brass rollers...not sure. I can say with certainty it is the biggest improvement with the smallest investment I've ever made to any guitar I've owned, and gosh darn it that feels pretty good.

4.0

About What I Expected!

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To start off, I bought this to replace the bridge on my Bigsby equipped Epiphone SG. I always wanted a roller bridge for the guitar after about a month of having the bigsby on it. It did stay in tune but I figured with a roller bridge, it'd be better. I got it in the mail, opened the box and checked out what I would have to do to install it. Being that the studs were much small that the original ones, I was stumped. I thought maybe of hammering in the new studs to the ones might be an opinion instead of filling the hole, so I looked to the handy-dandy stewmac reviews that are usually helpful. I was then interested that a guy (the name of Dave Dennis) thought of the same idea, so I read through more to find other people followed his idea and it worked. So I did the same. After hammering in the new studs flush to the original ones it started to look like it would work. The bridge then slipped right on the posts perfectly. Intonation was a pain (as usual) but they set it to a standard and you just have to tweek it to your guitar. It's a nice looking bridge and the 12" radius works great with my guitar, therefore I was able to get low action (though I will tweek it as I go to accommodate my search for my favorite setup). Overall, I highly recommend this bridge if you have a bigsby equipped guitar, it helps your guitar stay in tune better and I noticed a slight improvement in the sustain. Thanks stewmac! You never seem to let me down.

5.0

WOW!

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I have a 1979 Les Paul Artisan that I bought the same year. I always had trouble with the intonation. No matter what I did I just couldn't seem to get it right. I could get it almost there but I ran out of adjustment for the 6th E string. I bought this bridge just for the rollers never suspecting that I could get the intonation set to my satisfaction but lo and behold I did it! I am elated! All those years of frustration gone because of this little piece of hardware. Yes, I would definitely recommend this bridge to every guitar player.
I could only give it 5 stars but in my book it deserves 10.

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