Luthier Parts & Tools

Bigsby

Vibrato tailpieces designed by Paul A. Bigsby.
P-GB7-X Vibrato - Bigsby, B7, for arch-top electric guitars
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Designed for use on arch top electric guitars. Bigsby B7 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-7
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 354 grams/12.5 oz.
  • Overall Length: 8 ¾" /222.3 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 5/8" /92.1 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench

Bigsby B7 Includes:
  • Tremolo
  • Arm Assembly
  • 6 Mounting Screws
  • Spring
  • Plastic Washer
  • Installation Instructions
Starting at $195.95
P-GB5PL-A Vibrato - Bigsby, B5, for Flat-Top Electric, Pinless String Bar
A genuine Bigsby B5 vibrato with a modified string mounting bar that features counterbore holes for a string-through style rather than the original mounting pins. This version allows for quick and easy restrings.
$169.95
On Backorder
P-GB3-X Vibrato - Bigsby, B3, for thin hollow and semi-hollow guitars
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Designed for use on thin electric hollow and semi-hollow guitars Bigsby B3 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-3
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Sand Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 296 grams/10.4 oz.
  • Overall Length: 7 5/8" /193.7mm
  • Overall Width: 3 5/8" /92.1mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench
Starting at $165.95
P-GB5-X Vibrato - Bigsby, B5, for flat-top electric guitars
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The B5, sometimes referred as the Bigsby "horseshoe" is designed for flat top solid body guitars. Attaching via four screws to a guitar's top, the B5 is extremely versatile. B5s are common on many styles of guitars including SGs, Les Paul Jrs, Telecasters, and Rickenbacker 325s. Bigsby B5 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-5
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate Weight: 287 Grams
  • Overall Length: 4.75"/120.65mm
  • Overall Width: 3.7"/93.98mm
Starting at $165.95
P-GB6-X Vibrato - Bigsby, B6, for large hollow-body guitars
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Designed for use on thin hollow body and semi-hollowbody guitars Bigsby B6 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-6
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 311 grams/11 oz.
  • Overall Length: 9" /235 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 5/8" / 92.1 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench
Starting at $203.95
P-GB-SADDLE-1P Saddle - Bigsby, Bridge, New, Polished
Genuine Bigsby® compensated bridge with a 2 13/16” stud spacing. This polished bridge has pre-slotted saddles and is compensated for a plain G string. This bridge was used on Gretsch 6120W models. Please check stud spacing for compatibility.
$13.95
On Backorder
P-GB-SCREW-2X Screw - Bigsby, for Mounting to Guitar body
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Genuine Bigsby® mounting screws. These are the same screws that come stock with many Bigsby® vibrato units. These wood screws are for mounting the vibrato to the top of the guitar body.
$2.50
P-GB-BRIDGE-2 Bridge - Bigsby, Sorkin / Bowtie Assembly

Genuine Bigsby® Sorkin bridge assembly for use with Bigsby vibrato units. The Sorkin bridge is also known as the bowtie bridge.
2 13/16” stud spacing.

$49.95
On Backorder
P-GB-HANDLE-2X Handle - Bigsby, Chet Atkins complete assembly
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Genuine Bigsby® Chet Atkins complete handle assembly for use with Bigsby vibrato units. This assembly attaches to vibratos using the included set screw.
Starting at $46.95
P-GB5-X-LH Vibrato - Bigsby, B5 Aluminum, for Solid-Bodies, Left-Handed
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The B5, sometimes referred as the Bigsby “horseshoe” is designed for flat top solid body guitars. Attaching via four screws to a guitar’s top, the B5 is extremely versatile. B5s are common on many styles of guitars including SGs, Les Paul Jrs, Telecasters, and Rickenbacker 325s. Left-handed version.
  • Model Name: B-5
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate Weight: 287 Grams/10.1 oz.
  • Overall Length: 4 3/4”/120.65mm
  • Overall Width: 3 3/4”/95.3mm
Starting at $199.95
P-GB-HANDLE-5X Handle - Bigsby, Duane Eddy handle assembly
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Genuine Bigsby® Duane Eddy handle assembly. This unit attaches to vibratos using the included set screw.
Starting at $65.34
P-GB-PLATE Bridge Plate - Bigsby, for Telecaster Guitar
Genuine Bigsby® Telecaster® plate for use with B5 vibratos. Standard Telecasters will require modifications for use with this plate. Five mounting wood screws included. Bridge sold seperately.
$36.95
P-GB50-X Vibrato - Bigsby, B50, for flat-top electric guitars
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Designed for use on thin hollow body and semi-hollowbody guitars Bigsby B50 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-50
  • Series: Licensed Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Die Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 290 grams/10.2 oz.
  • Overall Length: 4 5/16" / 109.5 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 13/16" /96.8 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench
Starting at $135.95
P-GB-BRIDGE-1X Bridge - Bigsby, bridge assembly for guitar
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Genuine Bigsby® bridge assembly for use with Bigsby vibrato units.
Starting at $49.95
P-GB16-X Vibrato / Bridge - Bigsby, B16, for Telecaster guitars
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Designed for use on Telecaster ® style guitars Bigsby B16 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-16
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Sand Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 333 grams/ 11.7 oz.
  • Overall Length: 8 3/8"/ 212.7 mm
  • Overall Width: 4 1/4"/107.9 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench
Starting at $279.95
P-GB7-X-LH Vibrato - Bigsby, B7, for solid-body guitars, Left-Handed
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Designed for use on arch top electric guitars. The Bigsby was the first successful design of what is now called a whammy bar or tremolo arm, although vibrato is the technically correct term for the musical effect it produces. In standard usage, tremolo is a rapid fluctuation of the volume of a note, while vibrato is a fluctuation in pitch. The origin of this nonstandard usage of the term by electric guitarists is attributed to Leo Fender, who also used the term “vibrato” to refer to what is really a tremolo effect.
  • Model Name: B-7
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 354 grams/12.5 oz.
  • Overall Length: 8 3/4”/222.3 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 5/8”/92.1 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8” Allen wrench and 5/16” socket wrench
Starting at $217.85
P-GB-HANDLE-9X Handle - Bigsby, narrow vintage assembly
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Genuine Bigsby® narrow vintage handle assembly for use with Bigsby vibrato units. This unit attaches to vibratos using the included set screw.
Starting at $83.88
P-GB-BRACKET-3X Bracket - Bigsby, Flat Handle Bracket
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Genuine Bigsby® flat handle bracket for use with Bigsby vibrato units. Includes set screw for mounting to vibrato. Arm and other hardware sold seperately.
Not compatible with Lightning Series vibratos.
For handles see P-GB-HANDLE-1X.
For 9.5" handles see P-GB-HANDLE-8X.
For handle fiber washer see P-GB-WASHER-1.
For handle pivot spring see P-GB-SPRING-3.
For handle nut see P-GB-NUT.
For complete handle assemblies see P-GB-HANDLE-6X.
Starting at $16.95
P-GB-HINGE-2X Hinge - Bigsby, replacement stock used on B700
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Genuine Bigsby® replacement hinge for vibrato units. This hinge is the stock hinge used on the B700.
$28.25
P-GB-HINGE-1X Hinge - Bigsby, Gretsch, for vibrato
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Genuine Bigsby® replacement hinge for Gretsch by Bigbsy B3C and B6C vibratos.
Starting at $18.55
P-GB60-X Vibrato - Bigsby, B60, for large hollow-body guitars
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Bigsby B60 Lightning Series I Vibrato for use on large acoustic and arch top guitars. The Bigsby vibrato tailpiece is a type of vibrato device for electric guitar designed by Paul A. Bigsby. The device allows musicians to bend the pitch of notes or entire chords with their pick hand for various effects. Bigsby B-60 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-60
  • Series: Lightning Series I
  • Manufacturing Method: Die Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 308 grams/10.9 oz.
  • Overall Length: 8 5/8”/219.1 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 7/8”/ 98.4 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8” Allen wrench and 5/16” socket wrench
  • Available in Stainless Steel or Gold

*Designed for use on large hollow body guitars
Starting at $135.95
P-GB7-GG Vibrato - Bigsby, B7, for arch-top electrics, gold face
Designed for use on arch top electric guitars. Original Kalamazoo Line.
$235.95
P-GB-BRIDGE-3 Bridge - Bigsby, Tele, Adjustable, 2 Bushings
The Bigsby Adjustable Tele Bridge is chrome plated and comes complete with 2 mounting bushings. It was designed for use with Telecaster guitars, but may be used on other similar models. Intonation on this bridge is individually adjustable for each string directly at each saddle. The threaded saddle design allows strings to be positioned where you want on the neck of your guitar. Note: Requires drilling insert holes. Bigsby Base Mounting Plate sold separately (P-GB-PLATE).
$49.95
P-GB-HINGE-3 Hinge - Bigsby, Extra Short, stock for B3 / B7
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Genuine Bigsby® replacement hinge for vibrato units. This hinge is the stock hinge used on the B7 and B3.
      $28.25
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