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Where can i buy nickel bridge/tailpiece as well as grover tuners for my Gibson Custom ?


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I checked ebay and there so many kinds but I really can't tell the difference. some bridges/tailpieces are cheaper others more expensive but they look the same. where can I buy a bridge and tailpiece for my Gibson custom and grover tuners? the color I want is nickel. Thanks in advance.

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I checked ebay and there so many kinds but I really can't tell the difference. some bridges/tailpieces are cheaper others more expensive but they look the same. where can I buy a bridge and tailpiece for my Gibson custom and grover tuners? the color I want is nickel. Thanks in advance.

There are tons of choices out there. You looking for inexpensive, high end, Gibson or an After Market maker? Do you have an ABR-1 or Tune-O-Matic.

 

Ebay, Reverb, Stew-Mac, Tone Pros ect. Tons of places out there to purchase guitar parts.

 

https://www.philadelphialuthiertools.com/acoustic-parts/

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There are tons of choices out there. You looking for inexpensive, high end, Gibson or an After Market maker? Do you have an ABR-1 or Tune-O-Matic.

 

Ebay, Reverb, Stew-Mac, Tone Pros ect. Tons of places out there to purchase guitar parts.

 

https://www.philadelphialuthiertools.com/acoustic-parts/

 

I prefer Gibson. I don't know what is the difference between ABR-1 and Tune-o-matic. I notice there are different price levels for the Gibson tail pieces and bridge. What is that about? I think there should be one kind just different color choices.

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...I don't know what is the difference between ABR-1 and Tune-o-matic...

The original Gibson Tune-o-Matic bridge introduced in late 1953 was what we call the ABR-1 bridge. Circa 1976 there was a redesign and the newer version of the Tune-o-Matic is what we call the 'Nashville' bridge.

The main differences were that the screws for intonation adjustment were now located through the wall of the bridge; the bridge itself was of slightly larger dimensions and the method by which the bridge was attached to the body of the guitar was changed.

 

Here are links showing the two variations;

 

ABR-1;

 

https://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/All_Hardware_and_Parts_by_Instrument/Electric_Guitar_Parts/Electric_Guitar_Bridges_and_Tailpieces/Tune-o-matic_Bridges/Original_ABR-1_Tune-o-matic_Bridge.html

 

Nashville;

 

https://www.stewmac.com/Hardware_and_Parts/All_Hardware_and_Parts_by_Instrument/Electric_Guitar_Parts/Electric_Guitar_Bridges_and_Tailpieces/Tune-o-matic_Bridges/Nashville_Tune-o-matic_Bridge.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=shopping&utm_campaign=2018-06-gp&pref_currency=P&shipcalc=UK&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIj-uWt4XY2wIVzzLTCh10wAf1EAQYBCABEgLfBvD_BwE

 

 

The two types are not interchangeable although some conversion kits do exist to allow the more 'vintage-looking' ABR-1 to be used in the Nashville post-sockets.

 

Pip.

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You want genuine Gibson parts ?

 

Best prices are on Amazon : https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_2?rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Agibson+gear&page=2&keywords=gibson+gear&ie=UTF8&qid=1529665018

 

You can check Sweetwater too : https://www.sweetwater.com/c925--Gibson_Accessories--Guitar_Parts/

 

If you need help send me a PM

 

Thanks for the links and advice, bros! I plan to get new bridge and tailpiece soon in the future. in maybe 2 years at most. :)

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