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Adjustable Wraparound Bridge

About This Item

A modern reproduction of the first combo bridge/tailpiece to feature individually adjustable saddles.

The wraparound design brought accurate intonation to Les Paul Junior®, SG Junior® and similar solidbody guitars, and has been popular since the 1970s.

String spread
2-3/64"
(51.82mm)
Saddle radius
12"
(304.80mm)
Stud spacing
3-1/4"
(82.55mm)
Stud threads
M8 x 1.25mm

Two alignment screws adjust the overall intonation. The height-adjustable mounting studs include knurled bushings. The strings load from the front of the die-cast base, wrap over the back of the bridge, and over the notched saddles. Drill 7/16" (11mm) holes for 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.

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.


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    • Weight
    • 0401
    • 0.3568 lbs. (0.16 kg)
    • 0401-G
    • 0.3620 lbs. (0.16 kg)

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4.0

Will raise the action!

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Solid and well made, the bridge seems to work well. However, it will raise the action considerably.
This worked out ok for me as I now use the guitar for mainly slide. But bar chords above the seventh fret, yikes!

4.0

Good bridge for the money.

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Bought this to replace a wrap-around bridge on a Gibson Melody Maker LP anniversary edition. It works pretty good... the screw-in mounting posts were a smaller diameter at bolt-end, so I am having to use the original mounting posts that came with the guitar, unless I wanted to mess with the body... which is the one ding I give this bridge... one less star. Otherwise, it works as advertised... individual saddles allow for better sustain, and I can adjust and intonate each string now. The saddles sit higher than the OEM wrap- around bridge, but was just short enough to allow for a few turns of the screw, as far as wiggle room goes. As saddles do sit a bit high, I'm not sure if this would work on other models. Check other revues. It's not made of brass or anything like that, but hey, for thirty two duckets, what would you expect?

5.0

Adjustable Bridge

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This is a fantastic remedy for the not so quite intoned wrap around bridge on the Epi Specials.
Shipping was super fast.
It only took me a couple hours, needed to figure out how I wanted to lower the action.
Just pulled the anchors out, removed the anchor lip that holds it above the body, (chucked it in my 1/2" drill & used a file on the lip) reinstalled anchors to be just flush with top of body, gave me more than enough adjustment.
The adjustable saddles made final intonation a breeze.

Thanks Stew Mac

3.0

Decent bridge, would be vastly better with locking posts, don't blindly trust the dimensions shown

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Installed this bridge on a new build I'm working on. Did a few test runs to refine my template and found that the 11 mm bit suggestion in the ad is too small for hard woods (like maple). Probably fine for mahogany or poplar, but I was smacking it way too hard to cram it into the 11 mm hole in my scrap piece of maple. Went to an 11.5 mm bit, and it went perfectly.

I plan to fit a piece of maple in the receiver slot to maximize the vibration coupling to the guitar since setting it up against an adjustment screw seems chincy to me from that standpoint. A locking post would fix that right up, along with the slight bit of play I read another reviewer took issue with.

When planning your neck break angle, don't forget about the additional height of the top of the anchor (shown as .060") and the bottom of the post (not shown here at all). If memory serves, together these 2 offset the base of the bridge by a little less than 0.15", making your actual bridge height closer to 0.8". Either counter-sink the anchor, or account for it in your break angle. Using the 0.65" bridge height as shown will lead you astray if you're not careful.

3.0

Solid bridge, very tall though

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Bridge was way too tall for my Epiphone Les Paul Special. I couldn't get the action low enough because the saddles on this bridge sit very high. However, it's a pretty solid, well-made bridge so I may try to use it on a future project. Just didn't work for what I wanted it to.

5.0

Installed on an Epiphone LP Junior

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I installed this bridge on an Epiphone LP Junior. It was a huge upgrade from the cheap stock wraparound bridge. It was an immediate upgrade in stability and now I can adjust the intonation.

5.0

This bridge is truely a direct replacement. 

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I am glad that I bought this bridge because it was so easy to install onto my Epiphone Les Paul Special guitar.

2.0

Could be better

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I just received this bridge and the first thing I noticed is that there is play where it sits in the posts.The will result in the bridge being tilted slightly from the string pull. Although this likely won't affect how it works it could be a little tighter.
I'm not sure the saddles are brass as someone else stated. Doesn't say that anywhere in the discription. Would be nice if they are.

Guitarman
CG Guitars

Response from StewMac

Thank you for your feedback on this bridge. We are sorry to hear it hasn't fully met your expectations. We stand behind our return policy -- if you are not satisfied you may return it for a refund or exchange. Please call us at 1-800-848-2273 or use the Contact Us link on the site.

The saddles on this bridge are made of zinc and are not made of brass.

-Spencer, Customer Support

1.0

Potential trouble for PRS, Zero Stars

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I bought this to replace a PRS stoptail bridge on a PRS SE Custom. Although I researched and was advised that this "should be" a simple swap out, it has turned into a big hassle. The issue is NOT Stewart-MacDonald support. They have been great. The issue is that the specifications for the bridge are requiring a major rework of the product. The threaded studs had to be cut and the bottom lip required machining because they were bottoming out and pulling the bridge up. Also, the width of the female portion of the bridge stud is smaller than the corresponding PRS pieces. In short, I would advise thorough measurements for whatever brand guitar you will use this unit on. The quality of the construction, however, is excellent. It is simply not a swap out for SE Custom PRS guitars.

5.0

Amazing.

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It's a really good bridge. I put it on my Epi Les Paul Special II (EGS1WCNH3), and I barely had to adjust anything.

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