Schaller Roller Bridge

Schaller Roller Bridge

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Schaller Roller Bridge

About This Item

A direct replacement for most Tune-o-matic style bridges!
Schaller's unique variation of the Tune-o-matic bridge features low-friction roller saddles for smoother tuning and tremolo action.

These intonation-adjustable brass saddles allow adjustable string spread, and are angled slightly for correct alignment with the offset mounting studs and threaded bushings. The bridge can be used with standard Gibson® guitar tailpieces.
Adjustable
string spread

1-29/32" to 2-1/4"
(48.42mm to 57.15mm)
Saddle radius
14"
(355.60mm)
Post spacing
2-29/32"
(73.82mm)
Stud threads
M5 x .8 and
M8 x 1.25

Two sizes of studs included:
The M5 x .8 studs and bushings allow for an easy retrofit from a Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge, as used on many Gibson guitars. A set of M8 x 1.25 studs is also included for installation on most imported guitars with Tune-o-matic style bridges including Epiphone, Ibanez, BC Rich, and Samick. These will screw right into the existing bushings.

Use a 1/4" drill bit to install the bushings.

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
    • 1266
    • 0.1624 lbs. (0.07 kg)
    • 1266-G
    • 0.1624 lbs. (0.07 kg)

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5.0
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4.0

Doesn’t quite fit 2011 Epiphone Casino 1961 Anniversary, but workable

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The Schaller comes with M5 studs and inserts, while my 1961 Anniversary Casino has M4 studs. The M5 inserts are undersized, so not really an option to replace the existing inserts. Homwever, I was able to use the bridge without any modifications by just setting it on the existing studs and threaded height-adjustment collars. In order to do this I had to screw the original posts in pretty far and close to the correct height for final bridge height. The Epiphone M4 studs fit up into the bridge stud locacation recesess reasonably well, and this allows the Epiphone height adjustment collars to sit flush to the bottom of the bridge. Fine tuning the bridge height is a bit difficult, but workable, and can get out of whack if you have to adjust too far, since when you spin the adjustment collar, it could turn the collar or stud. If you move the collar too far up, and the stud doesn’t turn with it, it could pull the top of the post out of the bridge recess; if you move it too far down, the post could be left holding up the bridge and the collar is no longer against the bottom of the bridge. To fix this, I might put an M4 nut and lock-washer on top of the height adjustment collar to lock them together so the height adjustment always turns the collar and stud together. Luckily, these are readily available and cheap at local hardware stores.

As for the bridge itself, it appears to be well made and works as advertised. I don’t notice any loss of sustain (if anything, the sustain appears to be improved! A nice surprise). Intonation holds well once string spacing is adjusted.

5.0

High quality product!

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Verified Buyer


Installed on Epiphone LP Traditional PRO-II. Easy to install. Strings resonate better now. Works great with Bigsby. Recommended!

5.0

Guild S-100 Polara Bridge Replacement

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The new Schaller Roller Bridge is working well on my 2015 Guild S-100 Polara (South Korean built guitar). I replaced the factory Guild tune-O-matic bridge due to breakage of the hi E string, which I speculate is due to the long distance between the bridge and the stop tailpiece on this particular guitar model. (Note: Soundgarden's guitar tech on the web and how his vintage Guild S-100's all have roller bridges.)

I liked the bridge's ability to set the string spacing by rolling the rollers, I set mine at 0.4 inch between strings = 2 inch total span. I also liked the bridge's angled rollers, which guide the strings to a more proper angle toward the tailpiece than other roller bridges without this angle feature. The only downside of the bridge I can see is that someone who really thrashes at the strings could potentially knock the strings off of the bridge rollers, not an issue for me.

I was not put off by the fact that the Schaller bridge has a 14 inch saddle radius and my guitar has a 12 inch. I calculated the difference in these arcs as only 0.006 inches less string height for the 3rd and 4th strings, a detail which is further complicated by the groove depths of any particular bridge. I noticed no difference in playability after changing to the 14 inch radius bridge.

To install the Schaller I did need to remove the Guild's bridge posts from the body, and drill out / re-tap the original posts from their original M4 thread to new M5 x 0.8 mm threads. The M5 posts that come with the Schaller are too small in diameter for the Guild's bridge post holes. I preferred to re-use / re-tap the existing bridge posts, due to their long length and solid attachment to the guitar body.

5.0

Works well on my SG.

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Verified Buyer


Works, installs, and looks very good.

5.0

Bridge for Sheraton

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Fast shipping, easy install. 5 stars for StewMac,

3.0

Schaller Since 1st Build

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Verified Buyer


Been buying Schaller since I made my 1st Walnut Str-at. I am disappointed in this bridge. Well made, will work great for years. It's just Schaller cheaped out in not supplying 8mm bushings. They expect you to use original. One of the biggest reasons for buying this bridge was to replace the inferior metal Epi used on bridge. It would have also been nice if StewMac gave the information that the bushings were not supplied. Not too sure if I will be buying Schaller anymore. I am far from done in making builds.

5.0

Outstanding addition to my Les Paul copy

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I'm restoring my 50 year old Japanese Les Paul copy and purchased this roller bridge , I noticed my guitar stays in tune much better after installing it , Even after some strong string bends ,Huge improvement , Easy to set up , Looks Awesome , Highly recommended

5.0

Fit with no mods

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Needed to replace my original tune-o-magic bridge and heard good things about this item. It dropped right on after installing the supplied pins and required just one small intonation adjustment

5.0

Roller bridge has my Epiphone Dot rocking!

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I bought this bridge to help keep my Epiphone Dot in better tune. The original bridge was OK, but not machined very precisely and also made of cheap metal. The roller bridge installed easily and wonder of wonders, had nearly perfect intonation without adjusting everything. It's taken me a bit to get the height exactly right, but that's just me, not the product. Guitar stays in tune MUCH better now after the locking tuners improved it somewhat. Great product.

4.0

Bought this to clear up tuning issues on a Gibson es355 with bigsby.

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Great looking bridge and the post spacing matches the Gibson exactly. However the bridge post diameter does not match the Gibson posts that are threaded directly into the wood guitar top. The posts that come with the schaller bridge are larger diameter than the Gibson studs. After some deliberation I opted to screw the Gibson studs out and drill the holes out to 7/64 inch. Then I drove in the schaller bushings and used the paired stud posts to mount the bridge. This resulted in the new bridge being exactly the same location as the old one and the bridge Sat solidly on the schaller posts as intended. Bridge was easy to adjust and the threaded rollers were great for adjusting string spacing to your liking. You can't see it in the catalog pics but the bridge rollers are canted a bit and they line up perfectly perpendicular to the nut so that the intonation angle of the bridge is perfect as can be. I adjusted the rollers to about the same intonation length as the bridge I took off and when I got it tuned up the intonation was just right. Overall a very good product and am pleased with it. Too bad it's not a drop in switch but I guess Gibson changes suppliers every now and then and the specs and hardware change too. Just be aware that my es355 was a 2017 model and other years or models may be different.

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