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"
  • Saddle radius 12"
  • Post spacing 2-29/32"
  • 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.

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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Perfect upgrade for a modern Gibson


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---


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