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Bigsby

Vibrato tailpieces designed by Paul A. Bigsby.
P-GB-BUSHING-1 Bridge Mount Bushings - Bigsby, for Telecaster Guitar
Genuine Bigsby replacement bridge mount bushings for use with the Bigsby Tele mounting plate. Bigsby Base Mounting Plate sold separately (P-GB-PLATE).
$4.95
P-GB-BRIDGE-5X Bridge - Bigsby, Telecaster conventional
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Genuine Bigsby® conventional Telecaster bridge for use with Bigsby vibrato. This is the stock bridge assembly used in B16 vibratos.
2 13/16” stud spacing.
Starting at $36.95
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-SHIM Shim - Bigsby, 1953 Original Telecaster
Genuine Bigsby® aluminum neck shim for use with B16 or other vibratos. This item is a replica of the original 1953 Bigsby® neck shim made for Telecasters using the B16 vibrato. These shims are made of a lightweight aluminum and raise the neck 3/16" for a proper angle to work with the floating bridge. The shim is not drilled. Bigsby suggests using a 3/8" drill bit.
$26.95
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
P-GB-HANDLE-4X Vibrato Arm - Bigsby, Chet Atkins, 10"
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Genuine Bigsby® Chet Atkins replacement vibrato arm. This 10" long version is longer than the stock size used in the Chet Atkins arm assemblies.
Starting at $41.96
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-GB-SPRING-5X Tension Spring - Bigsby, Vibrato, 1 ⅛" long
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Genuine Bigsby® replacement spring for tremolo units. These springs are 1 1/8" (28.6mm) in length and are the longest springs available from Bigsby®. 1 1/8" springs are longer than the standard ⅞” (22.2mm) springs that are stock in most Bigsby models. This spring can be used to raise the trem arm.
$9.50
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
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P-GB-HANDLE-6X Handle - Bigsby, flat handle assembly
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Genuine Bigsby® flat handle assembly for use with Bigsby vibrato units. The is the stock handle assembly to the Kalamazoo series vibratos. This unit attaches to vibratos using the included set screw.
Starting at $55.66
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-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-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-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-GB-HANDLE-8X Handle - Bigsby, flat 9 ½" handle with stud
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Genuine Bigsby® replacement flat handle with pre-installed stud. This 9.5" flat handle is longer than the stock handle used on most Kalamazoo Series vibratos.
Starting at $51.64
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-PIN-X2 Pin - Bigsby, Hinge, genuine replacement
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Genuine Bigsby® replacement hinge pin for tremolo units. This hinge pin measures 1 13/16" from the base of the head to the end.
Starting at $4.75
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-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-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-GB-SPRING-1X Tension Spring - Bigsby, Vibrato, 1" long
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Genuine Bigsby® replacement spring for tremolo units. These springs are 1" (25.4mm) in length. 1" springs are longer than the standard ⅞” (22.2mm) springs that are stock in most Bigsby models. This spring can be used to raise the trem arm.
Starting at $7.95
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.
      Starting at $23.95
      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-GB-ROLLER-X Roller - Bigsby, for B5, B7, and B12 Vibratos
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      Genuine Bigsby® replacement roller for use with vibrato units. This is the stock roller for B5, B7, and B12 vibratos.
      Starting at $9.75
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