Luthier Parts & Tools

Bigsby

Vibrato tailpieces designed by Paul A. Bigsby.
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 $269.95
P-GB7-GG Vibrato - Bigsby, B7, for arch-top electrics, gold face
Designed for use on arch top electric guitars. Original Kalamazoo Line.
$258.25
On Backorder
P-GB6-X-LH Vibrato - Bigsby, B6, for large hollow-body guitars, left-handed
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Designed for use on thin hollow body and semi-hollowbody guitars. Left-handed.
Starting at $217.95
Note: P-GB6-GLH: Gold is a special order item.
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-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-GB3-LH Vibrato - Bigsby, B3, for Thin Hollow and Semi-Hollow, Left-Handed
This is the left-handed version of the Bigsby B3 designed for use on thin electric hollow and semi-hollow guitars. Mounting screws, arm spring, and washer included.
$201.65
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 $201.65
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 $179.95
P-GB12-X Vibrato - Bigsby, B12, for arch-top electric guitars
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Designed for use on arched top electric guitars Bigsby B16 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-12
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Sand Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 344 grams/12.1 oz.
  • Overall Length: 8 3/8" / 212.7 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 5/8" / 92.1 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench
Starting at $177.45
P-GB11-X Vibrato - Bigsby, B11, for arch-top guitars
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Designed for use on thin hollowbody and semi-hollowbody guitars Bigsby B11 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-11
  • Series: Original Kalamazoo Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Sand Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 286 grams/10.1 oz.
  • Overall Length: 7 11/16" /195.3 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 11/16" / 93.7 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench
Starting at $177.45
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
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 $155.95
P-GB700-X Vibrato - Bigsby, B700, for arch-top electric guitars
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Lightning Series II. 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.
  • Model Name: B-700
  • Series: Lightning Series II
  • Manufacturing Method: Die Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 345 grams/12.2 oz.
  • Overall Length: 8 5/8"/ 219.1 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 ¾"/95.3 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench

*Designed for use on flat top electric guitars Bigsby Lightning Series Vibratos were created for players who want the Bigsby sound and "vibe", but for use on less expensive instruments.
Starting at $145.25
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 $135.95
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-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 $131.95
P-GB500-X Vibrato - Bigsby, B500, for flat-top electric guitars
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Lightning Series II. 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.
  • Model Name: B-500
  • Series: Lightning Series II
  • Manufacturing Method: Die Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 279 grams/9.8 oz.
  • Overall Length: 4 9/16"/ 115.9 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 ¾"/95.3 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench

*Designed for use on flat top electric guitars Bigsby Lightning Series Vibratos were created for players who want the Bigsby sound and "vibe", but for use on less expensive instruments.
Starting at $129.05
P-GB70-X Vibrato - Bigsby, B70, for arch-top electric guitars
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Designed for use on arched top electric guitars
Bigsby B70 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-70
  • Series: Licensed Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Die Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 358 grams/ 12.6 oz.
  • Overall Length: 8 11/16"/ 220.7 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 ¾"/95.3 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench
Starting at $128.95
P-GB30-X Vibrato - Bigsby, B30, for thin hollow and semi-hollow guitars
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Designed for use on thin hollow body and semi-hollowbody guitars.
Bigsby B30 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-30
  • Series: Licensed Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Die Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 296 grams/10.4 oz.
  • Overall Length: 7 ½"/190.5 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 ¾"/95.3 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench
Starting at $128.95
P-GB-HANDLE-7X Handle - Bigsby, flat vintage handle assembly
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Original Bigsby flat vintage handle assembly.
Starting at $92.78
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-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-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 $65.34
P-GB-HANDLE-10X Handle - Bigsby, Stationary, Narrow
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Genuine Bigsby® narrow, stationary handle for use with Bigsby vibrato units. This 50s style fixed arm is a single piece and does not swivel.
Starting at $65.34
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