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Gotoh Aluminum 'Stop' Tailpiece

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Item # 5851-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.


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    • 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

Some Serious Tail

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Holy Frakin Mother Of Tone. I did not know a tailpiece could do so much for a guitar. Do yourself a favor. the price is well worth the constant erection you will have after installing this bad boy.

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5740 - Chrome: Epiphone 58 Explorer

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I read a ton of reviews and forums about this tailpiece and the non-aluminum versions before purchasing. I was a little skeptical about how much improvement in tone and sustain that most reviews were claiming. However, I was surprised after I replaced the stock tailpiece on my Epiphone Explorer.

There was a boost in acoustic quality, resonance, and sustain. I could feel more string vibration in the neck and body like a previous reviewer had stated. I did notice a subtle change in the brightness of the overall tone (not enough to need to adjust my amp). To test the changes I played both with/without an amp and I used the same strings (only 2 weeks old) before and after switching the tailpiece. I will purchase another one for my Epiphone Les Paul.

5.0

Awesome tone upgrade!

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This little chunk of aluminum made my humbuckers cluck like p90's. I can't get over the difference in tone coming from the stock Gibson tailpiece. It can be compared to the difference between old dry wood vs new green wood. It truly opened up the tone, the guitar is so airy and articulate now.

Those who say this tailpiece made little tone difference can be only one thing...tone deaf. Honestly.

This little $34 upgrade made a difference you can't put a price on. As cheesy as it sounds, it's true.

5.0

Tone tone tone..

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Pair this with a bone nut and you have found where your tone mysteriously went to. I have this paired with a roller bridge and I think they make a nice couple.

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Nice

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Better than the pot metal "clunker" that was on there.

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Incredible!!!!So light,,,,

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My guitar will have a special visual...!!!

5.0

Very very lite 

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I put this on my SG 61 reissue. Nice looking and very lite. Have not noticed much sound or sustain improvements but its still a nice product.

5.0

Great Piece

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I was amazed when I picked this up the first time. I couldn't believe how light it was. I put it right on my Les Paul and I automatically noticed loads more sustain and resonance.

5.0

qualty

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good quality tailpiece and so light

with super fast delivery to scotland

i can't wait to fit this

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Great Upgrade Part

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Just as good as the Factory Authorized part, but at a very reasonable price point. Excellent upgrade from the factory pot metal stud tail piece.

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