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Tune-o-matic Bridge For Archtop Guitar

About This Item

Tune-o-matic mounted on top of a tonewood base. The ideal upgrade for more accurate intonation on archtop and semi-hollow electrics.

  • String spread 2-1/32"
    (51.59mm)
  • Saddle radius 14"
    (356mm)
  • Post spacing 2-29/32"
    (73.82mm)
  • Post threads M4 x 0.7

The height is thumbwheel-adjustable from approximately 7/8" to 1-1/4" (22.23mm to 31.75mm). Saddles are pre-slotted and adjustable to set accurate string intonation.

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
    • 3959
    • 0.160 lbs. (0.07 kg)
    • 3959-G
    • 0.150 lbs. (0.07 kg)
    • 3961
    • 0.160 lbs. (0.07 kg)
    • 3961-G
    • 0.160 lbs. (0.07 kg)

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5.0

T O M Bridge for Archrop

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I'm Glad,As Usual,To Say That The Customer Service,Pricing,Packing & Shipping Were All Grade A+,And Will Be Shopping Here As Long As Possible.Again A Big To The StewMac Team For All Your Help. Till The Next Time,Be Well & Thanks Again, Dan Dry Florida, U.S.A.

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bridge & saddles

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As usual with StewMac,Service,Packing,Shipping & Customer Service are all at the top of their game.Thank You Again Sincerely L Dan Dry,Jr

5.0

Excellent replacement for Ibanez George Benson

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I obtained this Tune-O-Matic bridge as a replacement for the original wood bridge to lower the action on my 1978 GB. With minor adjustments to the truss and intonation, it nicely accomplished that goal.

3.0

Archtop TOM

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The bridge bass was decent quality. But wired ABR 1 bridges are just turds, the wire buzzes while playing, there is tons of play in the adjustable saddles, and they don't hold tune well. I would recommend stewmac make an archtop bridge with a Nashville style TOM, for the folks who would be bothered by this sort of thing.

5.0

"Perfect"

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Bought it for my 68 Gibson Barney Kessel,nice looking perfect radius.

5.0

Works great.....

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I have purchased four of these, so I will write my review for all of them. Three were silver in finish and the last one was in gold.

I purchased these bridges to replace the wooden, compensated bridges on my archtop guitars. The gold one was for a Cort Larry Coryell signature guitar. The three silver colored ones were for various Kay guitars I have. So, these bridges have replaced compensated bridges on a Kay Swingmaster from about 1963, a Kay model K592 and a Kay model 1445. And the Cort Coryell.

These bridges have made the playability of these guitars excellent. Before the guitars seemed to be stiff, and the strings were hard to bend. These bridges were just the upgrade that all of these guitars needed.

I can't recommend these bridges more highly for upgrading guitars with wooden, compensated bridges. These truly are an upgrade.


MC Malthus

5.0

Great Quality AND Economical!

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I have used these Tune-O-Matic bridges on several of my custom guitars and I am always happy that I do. Not only are these bridges well made, but they are beautiful to boot. The adjuster screws turn smooth and the wood grain is always high quality with nice grain, giving any instrument a classy look. I will continue to use these bridges on my instruments.

4.0

Nice addition to my jazzbox

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I really needed to do something with intonation on my Broadway and did not want to carve a new bridge. The tune-o-matic did the trick. I could not use the supplied base with the bridge, or rather I choose not to. After cutting the base down to have a reasonable action,it required so much trimming the two feet were pretty small square inch-wise. I just did not that much bridge pressure concentrated on two small areas. The bridge did fit on the stock base which comes in contact to the guitar's the width of the base. After I had the action to my liking, the intonation was easily set using my Peterson StroboClip. The bridge looks great and the guitar sounds and plays even better!

5.0

Huge Improvement

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Huge improvement to my Gretsch 5120. The factory bridge was awful. If you have an older one with the original bridge on it then you know of the dreaded rattle. The good news was that I was able to use the original wood piece which made the install way easier. I do wish it was a little more robust but it was cheep and it works... Vastly improved intonation.

5.0

Great choice

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I bought two of these in gold..one for my Epi Joe Pass and the other for my Epi Emperor Regent.The main reason was because I put an ebony tailpiece on the Emperor(also from Stew) and it was the only way to ground the strings. But it also looks great and it makes for exact intonation. I wish Stew would have had an ebony base for them , but I stained them with the ebony fingerboard stain. My guitars look and sound beautiful thanks to Stew.

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