ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

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A 1960s style Tune-o-matic bridge for the vintage look, with adjustable intonation screws held by a retainer wire.

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ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge Nickel

Nickel

Item # 4566-N
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ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge Gold

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Item # 4566-G
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Details

A 1960s style Tune-o-matic bridge for the vintage look, with adjustable intonation screws held by a retainer wire.

The brass saddles are supplied without notches, for custom string spacing in your shop. Knurled height adjustment thumbwheels and threaded mounting posts are included.

String
spread
Saddle
radius
Post
spacing
Post
threads
2-1/16"12"2-29/32"M4 x .75

 /><font color=About bridge & tailpiece measurements

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.

Tip: Slotting Tune-o-matic style saddles
Nut slotting files work great for metal saddles. Choose your file size as you would when slotting a nut: use the same gauge as the string, or a few thousandths larger. After filing to the desired depth, we suggest polishing the slot with Mitchell's Abrasive Cord to remove file marks and burrs.


Trade Secrets! Newsletter

Are you supposed to slot Tune-o-matic bridge saddles?

Customers often ask how and why they should put slots in the saddles of their new Tune-o-matic bridge. Erick Coleman provides the answers in this issue of Trade Secrets.

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    • 4566-G
    • 0.114
    • 4566-N
    • 0.114

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Conversion from Nashville

By carlosgon3 from Tokyo, Japan
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, February 16, 2014


I have two Gibson Les Paul, 1996 and 2013, originally equipped with Nashville TOM bridge. I decided to change to vintage like ABR-1 for them, and this ABR-1 is just fitting so good because hole diameter is a bit larger than others. But negative point is that made in Japan.

No buzz

By R26_1999 from Hawaii
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 02, 2013


Great bridge. When I first installed it, the buzzing was very pronounced. I then took a flathead and pressed down on the retainer wire; this jams the screws and eliminates all buzzing.

eh

By Nate Clark from Ithaca, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, March 03, 2011


works alright

Ringing Buzz

By Ryan K from Calgary, Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, November 08, 2010


Bought one of these bridges for a '59 Les Paul project trying to recreate the nice solid transfer of string vibration that my 50th anniversary has. BIG MISTAKE! This bridge produces a harsh, ringing buzz/rattle that I could attribute to the sloppy fit of the saddles/screws where they fit in the bridge. Replaced this one with the Gotoh bridge and no ringing buzz or rattling.

ABR TOM bridge

By Bruce Lyons from Wichita Falls, TX
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 14, 2010


I used this bridge to replace the original on a Brazos ES-336. The old bridge had sagged in the middle. I did have to create grooves for all the strings, but it fits perfectly, and the guitar is set up better now, and also plays much better as well.

Thanks.

Top quality bridge

By John Yezbak from Traverse City MI USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I installed this bridge on a LP replica and was very pleased with the result. I especially liked the fact that the saddles aren't notched. I was able to cut the notches to achieve perfect spacing for the fingerboard and pickups.

Keep buzzin'

By Mack Guitarworks from Hungary/Europe
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, July 12, 2010


The saddles have very raw surface, not so clean as i expected. 4 of them are with higher tolerances, they buzzing and rattling all the time. It's a cheap japanese replacement for an cheap japanese gitar, not reccommended for any guitar in professional use. I have tried the gotoh version too, but it has the same illnes.



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