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tune-o-matic vs. ABR-1


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Go for the stopbar. The Maestro, while nice looking & better for balance,robs sustain. I've A-B'd them in music stores several times, & found the stopbar sustains almost TWICE as long as the Maestro. I prefer the Nashville over the ABR; it is a more stable design & the posts are screwed into studs instead of wood. a better design IMHO than the ABR, & silly vintageness be damned; if it is a new guitar, it ain't vintage, so who cares--I'd rather have the newer,better design, & save vintage "vibe" for cosmetics only, like finish & bevels! Also IMHO, I don't think it makes any difference where the stopbar is adjusted. Tried that too;no difference.

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