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Gotoh Tune-o-matic Bridge with Studs/Bushings

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Gotoh Tune-o-matic Bridge with Studs/Bushings

About This Item

A modern version of the Tune-o-matic bridge for solidbody guitar.

The metal saddles have helpful starter grooves to guide your slotting files. Intonation screws are retained by mini hex nuts. Includes threaded thumbwheel studs and bushings. Use an 11mm drill bit to install the bushings.

  • String spread 2-1/16"
    (52.39mm)
  • Saddle radius 12"
    (304.80mm)
  • Post spacing 2-29/32"
    (73.82mm)
  • Post threads M8 x 1.25

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.

Positioning the bridge
Find bridge placement for any scale with our free online tool fret position calculator.


    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 1511
    • 0.211 lbs. (0.1 kg)
    • 1511-G
    • 0.211 lbs. (0.1 kg)
    • 1511-N
    • 0.231 lbs. (0.1 kg)

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5.0

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This was a drop-in (screw-in, actually) replacement for the stock Tune-o-matic bridge on my 1980 Epiphone Genesis. These bushings are smaller, so I left the originals in place. Note that for this guitar the string spacing of the original is closer together than this bridge. Rather than filing new string notches I'm just using this bridge "as is". As a result my low E-string is not directly over the corresponding pole on the stock humbucker. It doesn't seem to matter at all. And yes, there is still some play between the bridge and the posts. So why am I giving it 5 stars? Because despite all of the above, I have finally been able to adjust the intonation correctly, the guitar finally holds its tuning for days on end and overall it sounds better than it did before this cheap modification. That's really all that matters, after all.

2.0

Moving on posts

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I was expecting that this would be higher quality giving all the fuzz around it. But I was surprised that there isnt a full contact between bridge and its posts. Maybe its not that big of a deal as it sounds OK.

5.0

best choice for a tune-o-matic bridge upgrade.

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I use this bridge on all of my tune-o-matic equipped guitars. Just ordered a gold one to replace the junk abr-1 on my Les Paul Custom. Tonally superior to the stock pot metal junk and they have plenty of saddle travel for perfect intonation.

5.0

High Quality and Simple

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Drop-in replacement for Epiphone Les Paul Studio. No rattling, no buzzing, noticeable improvement in intonation and sustain. Many mention the smaller string grooves; I play skinny top/heavy bottom (.10 - .52) and have no issues whatsoever with string slippage. One of the best low-cost upgrades I have ever made to a guitar.

5.0

way better

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I had bought this to replace my Epiphone stock one because it rattled way too much. Put this bad boy in and had no problems then, the only the only thing people may not like is the small slots for the strings but I use 12 gauge strings and they don't slip off.

5.0

Great Bridge

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I initially got one as a replacement part for a "gimme" Epiphone LP-100 someone had gave me and it was an easy install a after I had it set up and it held tune well, It convinced me to replace the one on my Epiphone Firebird. I had issues with intonation on my Firebird, So it was on easy swap and I had it set up and my 'Bird sound as sweet as can be.

5.0

Great bridge

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Fit on my chinese les paul almost perfectly.

5.0

Great quality, perfect fit

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Used to replace the stock tune-o-matic on my Epiphone Dot Studio. Perfect fit and improved intonation.

4.0

Almost Perfect

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I had the usual buzz from the wire on my Epi bridge and intonation was off, no matter what I tryed, so decided to change it. The Gotoh tune-o-matic is a perfect drop in replacement. The saddles come with a location slot but you will have to file them to get proper string seating. I used a fine (600)grit, round diamond needle file. The only issue I had was that the bridge didn't fit tight on the posts, so not wanting rattles or buzzes of any kind, I wrapped the posts with invisible tape till they fit tightly then with a razor blade, trimmed the tape around the post top and bottom. Problem solved. No buzz, no rattles, you can't see the tape, intonation is spot on and I'm happy. What more can I say...?

4.0

Solid replacement bridge

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I recently replaced the stock bridge on a mid '90s Washburn HB35S semi-hollowbody with the gold version of the Gotoh Tune-o-matic. I did not have to replace the stud inserts since the thread size was identical to the old bridge, but these old Washburns are tough because the stud spacing is slightly narrower than standard. A workaround I discovered to accommodate the slight difference in stud spacing that may be helpful to others: I started with the studs just started, instead of screwed down to playing height. The slight angle of the curved guitar top meant the studs were angled apart at the top of their range allowing me to slip on the bridge. I then carefully screwed down the studs, a bit at a time alternating from one to the other until they were down to playing height. Very snug fit = great tone transfer! Yes, you will have to file the starter slots, but that is expected. The only knock I have is the soft metal of the studs. Even with a well-fitting screwdriver and slow, careful turning, the slots did deform/burr a bit, and filing off the resulting rough edges removed the gold finish from the top of the studs (instant "relic" finish!). To be fair, because of my spacing issue, the torque I had to apply was more than if it was a direct drop-on fit.

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