I was having problems with the cheap tune o matic bridge that with my LP style guitar. I careful read the specs for this bridge and ordered it. Once I received the bridge all I had to do was drop it right in place. And everything was improved greatly.
Love the high quality of the Gotoh bridge and it's a perfect drop in replacement for the original but without the buzz and rattle thanks to the lack of a retaining wire. However, the pre-notched saddles are a terrible idea, as my Lester's string spread is slightly different from the one on the Gotoh. I ended up filing new notches on the high and low E saddles to prevent the string from popping off the saddles. The result is sonically and functionally acceptable but looks a bit ragged. I wish Stewmac offered the option of ordering the part without the pre-notched saddles, or offered replacement saddles without the notches pre-cut.
Well-built, massive, accurate. Perfect!
This is a real Gotoh bridge at about half the price of every one else.
Me parece un producto excelente, más aún considerando su precio. Si tienes una guitarra en proyecto es una muy buena opción.
This solved so many issues for me: I wanted to replace my original gold IMO (ugly) hardware. How can ya go wrong with chrome?? I have zero saddle shaping skills. These are pre-notched. The hex nuts for holding it all together!! I don't think these studs will be bending any time soon. The only down side? You not having one yet!! Now go get one and join the rest of us!!
I purchased the small post version for my Epiphone LP custom, I used the faber small post conversion and it looks like it should. I think the large posts make the guitar look cheap, where the small posts look like it should. top notch quality as expected from Gotoh, even though the saddles are pre-notched, you need to make the grooves a little deeper and reverse some of the saddles, easy to do. and as always the item was well packed by Stew mac.
I acquired one of these Gotoh bridges, based on its reputation as a big improvement functionally over the original style. However in appearance, it is so much larger front-to-back that it makes a client's vintage Les Paul look like an Asian knockoff. I decided to return it and order an ABR-1 and live with its problems - hopefully the replacement ABR-1's are better-made than the originals, It hasn't arrived in the mail yet.
I had to use the existing studs in my Greco Mint Collection, but the bridge fir perfectly over them. They were lightly slotted so it was easy to get the fit right.
Once again, Gotoh products are an excellent choice for use (in my case) in a Les Paul style guitar. Great quality at a really good price. Recommended.
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