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Hi Everyone - I'm new here!

I assumed this would be a somewhat easy issue to fix but I can't find an answer online anywhere. I have a Gibson L6-S guitar with a Schaller Wide travel tune-o-matic bridge (aka ”harmonica bridge”) and it's missing one of the bolts and the end cap that adjusts the saddle. Anyone know where I can get a replacement?

I don't want to buy a whole bridge just for the one thing, but it seems like there aren't a ton of options. I'm missing something, right?

Maybe someone knows the specs and I can get one machined?

 

Thank you!!

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I think as you say there aren't many options.

Have you tried contacting Schaller? I know it's a pretty long shot but perhaps worth a try.

https://schaller.info/en/contact

https://www.vintageguitarandbass.com/gibson/parts/wide-travel-tune-o-matic.php

https://reverb.com/item/36306217-schaller-wide-travel-tune-o-matic-bridge-1980-chrome

Good luck!

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On 9/27/2021 at 10:45 AM, jdgm said:

I think as you say there aren't many options.

Have you tried contacting Schaller? I know it's a pretty long shot but perhaps worth a try.

https://schaller.info/en/contact

https://www.vintageguitarandbass.com/gibson/parts/wide-travel-tune-o-matic.php

https://reverb.com/item/36306217-schaller-wide-travel-tune-o-matic-bridge-1980-chrome

Good luck!

Thanks for answering jdgm!

 

As a matter of fact I did email Schaller a couple of days ago and the owner, Dr. Lars Bünning, answered me himself! They don't have any record of the screws or anything.

 

I've ordered a thread gauge and digital calipers so I can figure out what screws and nuts these are myself. Once I have the dimensions I'll post that info here for other people to reference in case anyone else needs this info. Hopefully I'll also be able to use the info for finding a replacements, if they exist.

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