GuitarSlinger Cryocated Aged ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

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GuitarSlinger Cryocated Aged ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

We love a guitar that's been played hard and maybe has a few scars, it's been making music for decades. With adventures comes injury and loss—and a shiny new replacement part is going to ruin the mojo.

GuitarSlinger has expertly recreated those hard to find parts to vintage specs to restore your treasured road dog. Each hand-aged piece has the grit, grime, and vibe to be right at home on your well-loved guitar.

Cryogenically-treated hardware
Going one step further, each piece is cryogenically frozen or "cryrocated", exposing the hardware to extremely low temperatures (-292°F/-180°C) which shortens the relicing process and stabilizes the metal. GuitarSlinger states that the treated hardware has richer harmonics and higher conductivity.

  • Authentically aged bridge, post, and thumbwheel set
  • Cryocated metal and aging stabilization treatment
  • Handmade—each is unique

The original tune-o-matic upgrade
Debuting in 1962, the "wired" ABR-1 quickly solved the problem of saddles falling out of the earlier "non-wired" model. Countless players upgraded to this bridge almost immediately. Since then it's been installed on millions of Gibson® Les Paul®, SG®, 335 models, and more. Using historic factory specs and materials, it's a vintage correct drop-in upgrade for your favorite guitar.

Also available as an aged non-wired ABR-1 bridge.

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"

Unnotched brass saddles for custom string spacing
Closed-bottom construction
Includes steel posts and brass thumbwheels

About bridge & tailpiece measurements
Bridge and Tailpiece Measurements Snippet

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.

    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 102096
    • 0.178 lbs. (0.08 kg)
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