Since its introduction in 1954, this classic design is the most copied guitar vibrato bridge ever.
The design is so simple and eminently usable it is a challenge to improve on it, but improve it we did!
Faithfully reproducing the size and weight of the original, this is a direct retro-fit for the “real thing” but with the added benefit of a push-in vibrato arm (rather than the troublesome original screw-in type).
We also staggered the string holes in the sustain block allowing the strings to follow the natural intonation line of the saddles, keeping the strings’ “angle of attack” over the saddle’s intonation point more consistent, eliminating annoying string “hang-up” giving unrivalled tuning stability.
Completing the assembly are the bent steel saddles built from the same gauge steel as the originals to retain the “vintage sparkle” that this bridge has become famous for.
Two pivot screws are considered by some to give a better fulcrum action than the six screw “classic design”. This bridge is supplied with pivot posts that utilize inserts to give them the structural stability needed when only two fulcrum posts are used. Adjustable for height, this bridge can be “Floated” above the guitar body for ultra smooth vibrato effects. The screw spacing is 56mm, but with the elongated screw hole it increases the range of instruments that its suitable for. Will fit bodies with hole spacing drilled from 54mm to 56.4mm
-Fixed to the body with 2 anchor bolts
-Material: Zinc alloy and steel
-Strings spacing: 10,8mm
-Block depth: 41,2mm
-Complete with 2 anchors, 4 tension springs, claw with 2 screws and tremolo Arm.