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Bigsby B5 Vibrato


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Original equipment on famous guitars for half a century.
Model B5 is designed for flat-face solidbody guitars. Made in USA.



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  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
5462 Bigsby B5, polished aluminum Yes
$158.32
3 or more $146.14  

5462-G Bigsby B5, gold Yes
$241.78
3 or more $222.97  

4952 Bigsby B5 with Vibramate V5, polished aluminum SAVE $10.00 Yes
$206.57

4952-G Bigsby B5 with Vibramate V5, gold SAVE $10.00 Yes
$315.28

4956 Bigsby B5 with Vibramate V5-ST Short Tail, polished aluminum SAVE $10.00 Yes
$206.57

4956-G Bigsby B5 with Vibramate V5-ST Short Tail, gold SAVE $10.00 Yes
$315.28


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Bigsby® Vibrato Tailpieces
Original equipment on famous guitars for half a century. The legendary hand-assembled Bigsby vibrato features a string mounting bar floating on low-friction needle bearings, for accurate return to pitch. Each model has a sand-cast aluminum frame and stainless steel arm. Made in USA.

Bigsby B5 Vibrato: For flat-face solidbody guitars. Attaches to the top of the guitar with four supplied screws. The base of the vibrato is 4-1/4" long x 3-5/8" wide. 2-1/16" rear mounting screw spread; 2-3/4" front mounting screw spread.

Though a Bigsby B5 vibrato can be installed on a carved-top Les Paul or thin-archtop ES-335 style guitar, the back of the unit may appear slightly raised. For a Les Paul, see the Bigsby B7 with Vibramate V7-LP Adapter instead.



Vibramate® Adapter Kits for Bigsby Vibratos
The Vibramate V5 Adapter uses your guitar's stop tailpiece bushings for easy, secure Bigsby installation with just a screwdriver. No drilling! For USA Bigsbys only.

  • For guitars with U.S. or metric stop tailpiece mounting bushings that have standard 3-1/4" (82.55mm) non-staggered spacing.
  • Fits most solidbody and thin archtop guitars with a Tune-o-matic style bridge.
  • Felt pads protect the guitar’s finish.
  • Made of high grade polished aluminum for stability and tone.

Bigsby B5 with Vibramate V5 fits flat-face solidbodies. This B5/V5 combination won't fit a classic large-pickguard SG, or a Flying V (order the Short Tail kit).

Bigsby B5 with Vibramate V5-ST Short Tail has clearance for large pickguards on classic SG® solidbodies.

Vibramates are also sold separately.



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5 1-25-2014
Bigsby B5 Vibrato w/ Vibramate adapter

Fantastic. I love bigsbys and now can install them on my Les Pauls without drilling. I installed the gold one on my Epiphone Les Paul and it is beautiful. Looks like it came with original guitar. The install was easy and the system works perfectly. Of note - I also installed gold Grover locking rotomatic machine heads just to add to stability of intonation but don't think this is a necessary modification. I use my tremolo systems frequently when playing and like the added touch of locking tuners..

Mike C.  New York Read my reviews (3)
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5 10-08-2013
Extremely Easy, Great Results

I chose the B5 with Vibramate adaptor for my 335 instead of the typical B7 because I liked the look and I didn't want the longer metal piece that extends down the body limiting any body vibration. First off, the Vibramate adaptor is a genius product that makes installation a breeze even for the biggest amateur. I had everything up and running, including restringing, within 15 minutes. The Bigsby is everything I thought it would be and I love the way it looks. The only suggestion I would note is a very minor one: neither set of directions tells you to place the spring under the vibrato arm. It seems like common sense now but for someone completely unfamiliar with the Bigsby setup, this is very easy to overlook. Overall, I'm very pleased with everything about the Bigsby and especially the Vibramate adaptor.

Pete A  Philadelphia, PA
5 12-22-2012
2002 Gibson SG

This kit was simple to install. I also put in a Schaller roller bridge. This requires a basic setup. *** As shown in photo I had to modify the vibramate so it wouldn't interfere with the original pick guard.*** I love it and recommend this to anyone who likes Bigsby's but don't want to modify their guitar.

Randy Buchholz  Columbus, wisconsin 53925
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5 12-31-2010
Thinline tele installation

Trouble-free installation in a CIJ TN-SPL thinline tele.
The strings glide over the saddle grooves no problem with a bit of 6B pencil on them (and I didn't need to file so much away on the bridge plate as I thought I would).

Looks and plays great.
Thanks again for top shelf products at low prices.

Justin W  Sydney, Australia Read my reviews (12)
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5 12-05-2010
Excellent Upgrade

Put this on my Gibson Firebird V and can't believe the increased sustain and improved tonality of the guitar. The Bigsby B5 is smooth as silk and makes my Firebird look awesome!

Voodoo Dex  Salina, KS Read my reviews (3)
5 8-08-2010
Beauty Bigsby

If you want the best, you got to spend the money. There's only one bigsby.

Tom Matthey  Tucson Read my reviews (4)
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