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Gotoh Aluminum 'Stop' Tailpiece

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Nickel, 5/16-24

Item # 5851-N
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$35.35

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Nickel, M8 x 1.25

Item # 5740-N
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Gotoh Aluminum 'Stop' Tailpiece

About This Item

Lightweight vintage design. Just like the original 1950s aluminum alloy model, this reproduction is 2-3 ounces lighter than familiar standard versions.

The mounting studs are spaced 3-1/4" (82.55mm) center-to-center. Position the studs 1-1/2" (38.10mm) behind the center of the bass side bridge mounting post. Use an 11mm drill bit to install the bushings. The strings can be installed from the front or rear.


    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 5740
    • 0.1744 lbs. (0.08 kg)
    • 5740-N
    • 0.1768 lbs. (0.08 kg)
    • 5851
    • 0.1766 lbs. (0.08 kg)
    • 5851-N
    • 0.2000 lbs. (0.09 kg)

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5.0

Great upgrade

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This tailpiece really brought my Gibson Les Paul Studio alive, increased the volume and tone. I highly recommend this upgrade.

5.0

Huge tone improvement for Epiphone Les Paul

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Verified Buyer


I bought this and the related Gotoh bridge for my Epiphone Les Pauls. Like one of the StewMac videos explained, I installed set screws at the bottom of the holes so the screws a had direct connection to the guitar body. I also top wrapped the strings.

Out of all the tweaks I have done to my Epiphone Les Pauls, this is the one that had the biggest, most noticeable change on tone. It is clearer and a bit brighter, and so much prettier (my ears' opinion :)

And strings bend and vibrato so much smoother and easier now (probably all due to top winding).

HIGHLY recommended!!!

5.0

Perfect! Enough Said!

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Verified Buyer


I put this on my Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro and WOW! The original tailpiece had a very high angle to the bridge and I didn't like it. I decided to roll the strings over the back of this tailpiece and my tone jumped up... deeper and more resonate and the playability improved (easier to bend notes). The guitar stays in tune no matter what I do. Couldn't be happier. I swear there is noticeably more depth to the sound after switching.

5.0

Nice replacement tailpiece

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Verified Buyer


Excellent drop in replacement on my Epiphone Les Paul Standard.

5.0

Great! Thank you

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Verified Buyer


5/16-24 aluminium tailpiece fitted to les paul traditional easily, It sounds great and really looks the part with its rounded profile. Another benefit of the gotoh tailpiece is that it can be mounted lower to the body compared with the flatter heavier stock tailpiece. Stewmac and DHL were quick and efficient as always too :)

5.0

Used to create an U.S. vintage spec'd Epiphone LP Standard

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Used on my Epiphone® Limited Edition Les Paul Standard® 'Dirty Lemonburst' to create a 1959 Vintage Spec'd guitar. With a Deluxe Les Paul Vintage Long Wiring Kit, Vintage PIO BumbleBee Capacitors, Grover® Vintage Deluxe Greenkey Machine Tuners, TonePros® Vintage Nickel-Plated Steel Bridge, a TonePros® Vintage Nickel-Plated Steel Locking Tailpiece Studs, and this Gotoh® Vintage Nickel-Plated Lightweight Aluminum Tailpiece (using the stock Metric M8 x 1.25 bushings as removal is very difficult and unnecessary since TonePros® makes the 'Vintage-Style' parts in Metric fittings.)
Perfect fit and a great price consider what TonePros®, Gibson®, and Kluson® want for this exact part.

5.0

Nice one!

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Verified Buyer


I bought this for my 1996 Gibson Les Paul Special as I wanted to get some of the pronounced upper midrange honk out of this guitar! It worked! Also 'broadened" the tone, and took the brittleness out of the highs! I am loving it! Much thank to Stew Mac!

3.0

What the heck??!!

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Verified Buyer


Okay I do have to say it is light weight and solid, (that's the good) but it doesn't fit completely right!! It looks very nice and I want to keep it. I have to file it down a little bit, luckily it's very minor. The inside of the half U shape stops it all from fitting correctly. I do like the high round top and the arc just looks like it belongs to my guitar. I will give it a go and see how it holds up.

5.0

Upgrade for my Epiphone Les Paul 1960 Tribute Plus

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Verified Buyer


LIGHT, HQ made, more sustain, brighter sound. I use it for wrap around strings.

5.0

Cannot believe the difference

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Verified Buyer


I bought this to replace the stock zinc/pot metal tailpiece on my 2013 Gibson Les Paul Traditional model. At first I did it in the hopes I might notice some better tone but really also to lose 2 ounces from a heavy guitar (it was 9 lbs 14 oz. . . now 9 lbs 12 oz. . . hey, every bit helps!). I can't believe how noticeable the tone change is. First, the guitar rings forever now. Amazing increase in ringing sustain of notes and chords. Second, it is clearer in tone without being actually brighter. Amazing little mod that is well worth the money. Try it!

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