Handle - Bigsby, Chet Atkins Assembly

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Handle - Bigsby, Chet Atkins Assembly

Starting at: $73.95
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Chet Atkins vibrato handle assembly.

Bigsby part: 0495-0843G

Multiple color options available.

SKU:
P-GB-HANDLE-2X
Item ID:
009250
Part Numbers
ColorOur Part NumberUPC/EAN
GoldP-GB-HANDLE-2G609722146968
Stainless SteelP-GB-HANDLE-2P609722146975
Product Measurements
Handle Length7.5 in.
Packaging Information
Packaging Dimensions8.5 in. × 1.75 in. × 1.5 in.
Weight (Packaging)Gold version0.26 lbs.
Stainless Steel version0.25 lbs.

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Asked by Anonymous on April 24th, 2016.
JustinG
April 26th, 2016
Staff Member
Top Contributor
If I'm correct the B60 is from the licensed line. All Bigsby parts are designed to work with the U.S.A. Kalamazoo line. Using this arm with the licensed model may require modification.
Anonymous
August 5th, 2017
Yes, the large hole on the assembly needs to be drilled or reamed to 10mm to fit the licensed Bigsbys.
Anonymous
June 8th, 2019
Would this handle work on the new gretsch G5230T guitar without drilling?
BradWbr
June 10th, 2019
Staff Member
The G5230T uses a Bigsby B50 unit, which will most likely require modification to the unit to install this bar.
Asked by Anonymous on November 17th, 2016.
Matt H
November 17th, 2016
If the Bigsby on your guitar is from the Original Kalamazoo Line (USA) then this should work.
Asked by Anonymous on November 17th, 2016.
Matt H
November 17th, 2016
This handle is 7.5" and is compatible with the USA B5 model in both functionality and color.
Asked by Anonymous on April 26th, 2017.
Matt H
April 26th, 2017
The handle is universal but the assembly will be backwards.
Asked by Anonymous on February 25th, 2018.
Matt H
March 1st, 2018
Bigsby might make one but we do not sell it. You might want to contact Bigsby directly for more information.
Asked by Anonymous on March 1st, 2018.
Matt H
March 2nd, 2018
This listing is for the Chet Atkins assembly in gold or stainless steel.
Asked by Anonymous on May 9th, 2018.
Matt H
May 10th, 2018
This will not be a drop in replacement and will need to be modified in order to work with the B70.
Asked by Anonymous on June 15th, 2018.
Matt H
June 15th, 2018
These will work on Bigsby's that are from their Original Kalamazoo Line. Also, you will need to purchase the Chet Atkins style handle if you do not already have one.
Asked by Anonymous on July 20th, 2018.
Matt H
July 20th, 2018
With a B7 this should be a an easy swap. This handle is held on by a set screw and your stock handle should be similar. If you can confidently remove the stock handle then you should not have a problem replacing it with this handle.
Asked by Anonymous on August 1st, 2018.
Matt H
August 2nd, 2018
This is a genuine Bigsby product made in the Republic of Korea.
Asked by Anonymous on August 27th, 2018.
BradWbr
August 28th, 2018
Staff Member
This is a genuine Bigsby item, if the Gibson Country Gentleman used a Bigsby vibrato unit, this will fit.
Asked by Anonymous on October 2nd, 2018.
BradWbr
October 2nd, 2018
Staff Member
To my knowledge, the B50 is from the licensed line. All Bigsby parts are designed to work with the U.S.A. Kalamazoo line. Using this arm with the licensed model may require modification.
Asked by Anonymous on November 20th, 2018.
BradWbr
November 20th, 2018
Staff Member
This should fit US made Bigsby units.
Asked by Anonymous on May 26th, 2019.
BradWbr
May 30th, 2019
Staff Member
The guitar in question uses an imported licensed Bigsby unit and we are unable to verify this will fit that unit without modification. It will most likely need to be drilled to fit that particular unit.
Asked by Anonymous on September 21st, 2019.
BradWbr
September 25th, 2019
Staff Member
The handle assembly for the Chet arm is not compatible with the import B30 unit, and they aren't available as a set at this time.

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