Archtop Bridge with Bone Saddle

Archtop Bridge with Bone Saddle

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Archtop Bridge with Bone Saddle

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Archtop Bridge with Bone Saddle

About This Item

Give your archtop guitar a new voice with this innovative machined Indian Rosewood bridge.

The lightweight inlaid solid bone saddle brightens the tone and resists string wear. The arched saddle is compensated for a wound G string. Posts and knurled thumbscrews are nickel-plated.

  • Saddle radius 13"
    (330.20mm)
  • String spread can be slotted from 2-1/16" to 2-21/64"
    (52.39mm to 59.13mm)
  • Center height adjustable from 57/64" to 1-7/64"
    (22.62mm to 28.18mm)

Get the best tone and volume! See our Archtop Bridge Fitting Jig.

Positioning the bridge
Find bridge placement for any scale with our free online tool fret position calculator.



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    • 0192
    • 0.0680 lbs. (0.03 kg)

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5.0

Fantastic product!

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Verified Buyer


This little bridge has saved my bacon on more than one occasion. For a floating bridge, it's fairly low profile. The bone saddle allows you a wide range in terms of height. Such considerations are critical, especially when dealing with a guitar that has its geometry all out of whack. For example, recently a customer of mine brought in a Godin 5th Avenue. The guitar needed a neck reset. This was far outside my customer's budget. Installing this bridge (along with a set of thinner P-90 shims) allowed me to set the guitar up so it played like a dream. And I have many other similar success stories, using this bridge. This little beauty is a great value. It's sturdy, high quality, and affordable. Thank you Stew Mac!

5.0

Archtop bridge

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Verified Buyer


The bridge works great on my vintage Kent guitar. Stew Mac is the best!

5.0

Works Great

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Verified Buyer


I bought this to give a little more bite to my Gibson ES-125 TC, which had a wooden saddle. It did the trick, giving the guitar much more attack and a clearer overall sound. It does lean the tone in the direction of an acoustic guitar, which can be expected because of the bone saddle, which is intonated correctly. If you want a more electric tone, go with a tune-o-matic. It's all a matter of personal taste.

5.0

Archtop bridge

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Verified Buyer


I used this on a 1960's Truetone archtop guiitar. Worked great.

4.0

Sounds good; requires some work and tools to install properly.

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Verified Buyer


I got this to replace the all-wood bridge on my Ibanez AFJ91. Just curious what a different bridge would sound like. The new bridge works fine, I have nothing negative to say about it, but I honestly can't tell the difference.

Just FYI, according to my radius gauges, this bridge's radius is closer to 12", not 13". Also, it says maximum string spread is 59mm, but I don't see room for more than 57mm. It was a bit longer than the one I was replacing, and since the curve on the bottom side was much more than the guitar's top, I cut off about .3" from each end (matching the original bridge) in order to reduce the amount of sanding I had to do.

To install this, I also bought a bunch of tools: Gauged nut slotting files set of 6, understring radius gauges set of 9, abrasive cord set of 4, string spacing rule, and archtop bridge fitting jig. So $175 of tools to install a $24 bridge.

I was glad I had the jig to get a good fit to the top. The bridge comes with quite a bit of curve to it, and I had to sand off a lot of material.

4.0

I was looking for a compensation replacement for a rosewood bridge

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Verified Buyer


The item worked great a little wider than my old bridge, but actually that seemed to help transfer the sound. After installing it I did find a clearer sound coming from my guitar and the intonation was excellent. Good buy from my point. The reason I gave it four starts is the saddle needed a cleaning up of sharp edges on the bone, but the clean up was minimum. I would definitely buy this product again for a replacement bridge.

5.0

Bridge Slam

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Verified Buyer


The bridge fit perfectly on my archtop guitar and allowed the proper adjustment on string height.

5.0

Archtop Bridge with Bone Saddle

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Verified Buyer


I bought it to replace the stock rosewood bridge on an Epiphone Joe Pass archtop. Perfect match up & sweet tone. More definition than a tune-o-matic Couldn't be happier.

5.0

AWSOME 

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Verified Buyer


Restored a 1953 Kay changing from the old wood saddle and bridge to the bone was amazing.
Much brighter punchy sound.

5.0

Quality 

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Quality made bridge, great price, fast shipping.

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