Bridge and Tailpiece Set for Epiphone Models • ABR-1 • NOS or LIX Patina Nickel
This is our nickel non-wire ABR-1 bridge and lightweight aluminum tailpiece, now available for your Epiphone! This is the same top-shelf hardware that we offer for USA and Historic Gibson instruments, designed to replace your stock import bridge and tailpiece with no mods to your guitar.
The bridge is made of zinc alloy with brass saddles. The tailpiece is made from featherweight aluminum. The aluminum is plated with no copper under the nickel, just like the originals from the 50s. It's a more labor-intensive process but we think it's worth the extra time to do it right. We also roll the edges of the tailpiece for a more vintage appearance.
Upgrade your Epiphone to vintage spec! This set will not only give your guitar a vintage appearance but it will open up the tone and responsiveness due to the superiority of the materials over stock import hardware. Best of all, it's no longer necessary to perform surgery on your guitar to make the switch—the studs screw right into the stock bushings for a hassle-free installation!
We now offer, as an option, to slot and polish the bridge saddles because many of our customers have asked for it. We slot them in the center for the best universal fit. However, we continue to recommend that the bridge be on your guitar before the saddles are notched so that the strings can be properly aligned with the polepieces of the pickups and the edges of the fingerboard.
Includes bridge and tailpiece studs and vintage thin bridge thumbwheels. Choose your finish from the menu at the top of this description: NOS (new and shiny) or aged LIX Patina. LIX is the Roman numeral for 59. Aged CreamTone parts have the look of well-worn pieces from that era.