ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

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ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge Nickel


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


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ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

About This Item

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.

2-1/16"12"2-29/32"M4 x .75

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.

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!

Trade Secrets!

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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    • Weight
    • 4566-G
    • 0.114 lbs. (0.05 kg)
    • 4566-N
    • 0.114 lbs. (0.05 kg)

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Conversion from Nashville

(Customer's Reviews)

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

(Customer's Reviews)

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.



(Customer's Reviews)

works alright

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