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ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

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ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge Nickel, slotted

Nickel, slotted

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

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Item # 4566-G
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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.

Bridge saddles available with or without slots. Knurled height adjustment thumbwheels and threaded mounting posts are included.

ABR-1 with slotted saddles (#4566-N, #4566-G)
  • String spread 2-1/16"
    (52.37mm)
  • Saddle radius 14"
    (355.60mm)
  • Post spacing 2-29/32"
    (73.81mm)
  • Post threads M4 x .7

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.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 4566-G
    • 0.1140 lbs. (0.05 kg)
    • 4566-GU
    • 0.114 lbs. (0.05 kg)
    • 4566-N
    • 0.1140 lbs. (0.05 kg)

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5.0

great bridge

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Verified Buyer


I like the fact that it was already slotted and although I have not checked intonation it sounds great,

5.0

ABR-1 Bridge

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Verified Buyer


Great price and it fit just like the original. Pre-notched and my old Les Paul is as good as new! Thanx StewMac!

5.0

Love Stew Max

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Verified Buyer


I just recently completely re-purposing a 40 year old, not particularly expensive, Orlando guitar, which simply had great looks and perfect neck. I installed new Klein pickups, wiring, pickup toggle switch, bridge and neck nut, tuning keys etc. It sings like a Les Paul now. Got all the parts from Stew Mac, ordering on line. All parts arrived on time or early, as promised, and in perfect condition. All products were extraordinarily high quality. Can't say enough good about Stew Mac

5.0

ABR-1 Tue -O-Matic Bridge

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Verified Buyer


Ordered another ABR-1 TOM bridge from StewMac. These are great. I have several and really like the way they look, fit, intonate and sound.

StewMac is the best- many thanks.

5.0

That'll work

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Verified Buyer


For someone looking for an ABR-1 on a budget, this one works fine. I didn't use the studs that came with it as I already had some that worked installed on my SG, so I'd keep that in mind. Not a lot to say about it, it is as simple as it gets.

I mainly ordered this one because it had the slots pre-cut. I didn't want to mess with doing this myself so this worked out well. Combine that with the price, and it's a win.

4.0

The best without going "boutique"

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Verified Buyer


Perfect machining, casting and plating. Clearly better than stock. The brass saddles are nickel plated whereas I'd prefer raw, but oh well. These bridges could only be better if the body was machined from steel, brass or aluminum like the real expensive ones as opposed to cast, but they worked this way on the prized '50's and '60's guitars that sound out of this world and cost six digits. Great product.

5.0

Conversion from Nashville

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Verified Buyer


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.

5.0

No buzz

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Verified Buyer


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.

3.0

eh

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Verified Buyer


works alright

1.0

Ringing Buzz

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Verified Buyer


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.

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