The rare Gibson tune-o-matic bridge lives again!
Straight from Gibson Guitar's Historic Re-issue guitars come Gibson Gear's new Historic Spec series—parts that have been specially designed to replicate the original parts used by Gibson in the late 1950s.
With this Historic Non-Wire ABR-1 Bridge, Gibson has re-created the famous non-wire bridge it used on its electric guitars until 1962-63. "GIBSON ABR-1" is featured in raised letters on the base of the bridge. The vintage bridge also includes unnotched saddles.
- 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"
- Genuine Gibson part
Gibson Historic Non-Wire ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge features:
- Unnotched saddles
- Closed-bottom construction
- Includes posts and thumbwheels
About bridge & tailpiece measurements
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.
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