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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
 
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4566-N Nickel Yes
$22.70
3 or more $19.96  

4566-G Gold Yes
$32.11
3 or more $28.11  


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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


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. Simply use the same techniques you'd use for nut slotting (read more in Making a Nut, Step-by-Step). After filing to the desired depth, we suggest polishing the slot with Mitchell's Abrasive Cord to remove file marks and burrs.


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

In this issue:
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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ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge
ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge
 
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5 2-16-2014
Conversion from Nashville

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.

carlosgon3  Tokyo, Japan Read my reviews (3)
5 5-01-2013
ABR-1

I purchased this bridge to replace the original one on my 1966 Gretsch. Now my intonation is perfect and I have sustain like never before.

Steve Sal  West Palm Beach, Fl
5 1-02-2013
No buzz

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.

R26_1999  Hawaii Read my reviews (4)
3 3-03-2011
eh

works alright

Nate Clark  Ithaca, NY Read my reviews (12)
1 11-08-2010
Ringing Buzz

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.

Ryan K  Calgary, Canada Read my reviews (7)
5 10-14-2010
ABR TOM bridge

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.

Bruce Lyons  Wichita Falls, TX Read my reviews (11)
5 9-15-2010
Top quality bridge

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.

John Yezbak  Traverse City MI USA Read my reviews (3)
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3 7-12-2010
Keep buzzin'

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.

Mack Guitarworks  Hungary/Europe Read my reviews (11)
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