Improve your Epiphone®'s tone with three simple upgrades
Do you love the look and feel of your Epiphone, but are tired of it not staying in tune and the bridge not sounding quite right? These guitars look great, but the stock hardware hurts their overall tone and performance.
But you don't need to settle any more! We've found the best new hardware to dramatically upgrade the tone and playability of your favorite guitar. Tuners and tune-o-matic bridges are simple to upgrade, you don't even need any tools. It's as easy as removing the strings—and you'll INSTANTLY hear and feel the improvement!
Not just for Epiphones! These pro-quality parts will fit countless guitars by Schecter, LTD, Gretsch, Washburn, and MANY others.
Make your good guitar great!
Tuner Upgrade: If your guitar goes out of tune from normal playing, it's time to replace and upgrade your stock tuners. The Grover Vintage Keystone Tuners look just like the originals from the 1950s, but work amazingly better. The well-made gears will keep you in tune and keep the vintage look of your guitar.
Bridge Upgrade: There is no easier or better upgrade than replacing a stock tune-o-matic bridge. The stock saddles are often slotted too deeply, causing buzzing, and can be hard to intonate. The saddles of the Gotoh Tune-o-matic are precision crafted and use high quality, resonant metals. The saddles are machined to tightly fit the bridge without gaps, rattles, or "slop"—you'll instantly have improved resonance and tone. They're slotted for an instant upgrade and you can also dial in the slots to your preferred string gauge. The smoothly polished saddles aren't sharp and won't cut your hands like some lower quality saddles can. We recommend this professional quality bridge for any guitar at any price.
Tailpiece Upgrade: Many stock tailpieces are heavy, which limits resonance and can rob your guitar of tone and sustain. They can also fit the studs poorly, which destroys resonance. The Gotoh stop tailpiece is made from aluminum, just like the revered '50s originals. The reduced weight makes notes jump out of the guitar, and the bridge and tailpiece ring together like they were meant to. The stop tailpiece has a vintage profile for the right look and fit with the Gotoh Tune-o-matic.
Will it fit?
We picked everything in this set to fit perfectly on your metric "large post" tune-o-matic found on most Epiphones and other imported guitars. In most cases, replacing your hardware is as simple as unscrewing the old studs and posts and screwing in the new ones, and maybe drilling a hole or two for the tuners.
Figuring out if these upgrades will fit your guitar is easier than you think! All you need is a ruler and a little patience. Just follow these simple steps:
1. Measure your post spacing: Remove the posts from your original bridge. Measure the distance from the center of each hole to the other. If the measurement is 2-29/32"
(73.82mm), IT WILL FIT!
2. Measure your stud spacing: Remove the studs from your original tailpiece. Measure the distance from the center of each hole to the other. If the measurement is 3-1/4" (82.55mm), IT WILL FIT!
3. Measure your threads: Using a metric nut with M8 x 1.25 threads (available at any hardware store), or our Thread Detective, measure the posts and studs from your original bridge and tailpiece. If they accept the nut, IT WILL FIT!
4. Measure your pegholes: Remove one of your tuners. Take a ruler and measure across the hole. If the measurement is 25/64" (10mm),
IT WILL FIT!
That's it! Now you can drop-in this hardware and instantly enjoy a better playing and sounding instrument.
And if you're still not sure, we're here to help. Our knowledgeable customer service team will help you determine if this set will fit on your guitar and, like everything we sell, it's backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The Epiphone Hardware Upgrade Kit includes:
Gotoh Tune-o-matic Bridge with Studs/Bushings: (Also sold separately)
- String spread: 2-1/16" (52.39mm)
- Saddle radius: 12" (304.80mm)
- Post spacing: 2-29/32" (73.82mm)
- Post threads: M8 x 1.25
Gotoh Aluminum Stop Tailpiece: (Also sold separately)
- Post spacing: 3-1/4" (82.55mm)
- Post threads: M8 x 1.25
Grover Vintage (135 Series) 3+3 Tuners: (Also sold separately)
- Threaded hex bushings
- Washers and screws included
- Pegholes required: 25/64" (10mm)
- Set of 6
Need pickups and wiring too?
Check out our Epiphone Complete Hardware + Pickups Upgrade Kit. It's got everything you need to give your Epiphone the real tone and playability you've always dreamed of.
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