Original ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

Original ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

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Original ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge Chrome

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Original ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge Gold

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Original ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge Nickel

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Original ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

About This Item

The original, not a look-alike. This is the genuine bridge, from the manufacturer who makes the originals.

Manufactured since the 1950s, this Tune-o-matic bridge is 100% true to the original.

The brass saddles are supplied without notches, for custom string spacing in your shop. The adjustable intonation screws are held by a retainer wire. Knurled height adjustment thumbwheels and threaded mounting posts are included.

  • String spread 2-1/32"
    (51.56mm)
  • Saddle radius 12"
    (304.80mm)
  • Post spacing 2-29/32"
    (73.66mm)
  • Post threads 6-32 x 1-1/16"

About bridge & tailpiece measurements

Bridge and Tailpiece reference image

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. Choose your file size as you would when slotting a nut: use the same gauge as the string, or a few thousandths larger. After filing to the desired depth, we suggest polishing the slot with Mitchell's Abrasive Cord to remove file marks and burrs.



CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

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

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.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 4616-C
    • 0.144 lbs. (0.07 kg)
    • 4616-G
    • 0.144 lbs. (0.07 kg)
    • 4616-N
    • 0.144 lbs. (0.07 kg)

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Nice!

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Very tightly machined and nicely finished. No wire buzz.

5.0

Got rid of the Nashville bridge.

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The ABR-1 bridge made this old Gibson “335” come alive. Quick delivery, and a fine product.

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A standard

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Perfect upgrade for a modern Gibson

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Gibson Les Paul Original ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

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Now I have a Les Paul that sounds like it should---the Nashville bridges are just plain junk---

 


StewMac PDF Catalog, page 89 See Original ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge
on page 89 of our StewMac Digital Catalog