Luthier Parts & Tools

Bigsby

Vibrato tailpieces designed by Paul A. Bigsby.
P-GB-HANDLE-7X Handle - Bigsby, flat vintage handle assembly
Colors Available:
Original Bigsby flat vintage handle assembly.
Starting at $92.78
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-GB-WASHER-2 Washer - Bigsby, Plastic, for tremolo units
Genuine Bigsby® replacement washer for tremolo units. This white plastic washer sits beneath the spring in the cup located on the frame. These washers reduce noise and potential damage to the spring and cup.
$1.45
On Backorder
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 $49.95
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-GB-BRACKET-4X Bracket - Bigsby, Chet Atkins, Stationary
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Genuine Bigsby® Chet Atkins fixed handle bracket for use with Bigsby vibrato units. This bracket sets the handle into a fixed position whereas the P-GB-BRACKET-1X versions offer a pivoting arm. Arm sold separately.
Starting at $49.95
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.
$17.95
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-BRIDGE-7X Bridge - Bigsby, for Guild Special Archtop
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Genuine Bigby bridge for Guild Special Archtop guitars. This bridge has a 2-1/16" string spacing with a 3” stud spacing.
Starting at $59.45
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-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-1X Screw - Bigsby, Regular #125, Hinge
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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 hinge to the edge of the guitar body.
$3.45
P-GB-HINGE-5X Hinge - Bigsby, Conventional, B6 Style
Colors Available:
Bigsby long B6-style hinge plate.
Starting at $18.55
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-GB-SCREW-3 Screw - Bigsby, set screw for vibratos and more
Genuine Bigsby® replacement set screw for handle brackets and assemblies. This set screw is compatible with the Kalamazoo Series and some Lightning Series vibratos.
$2.25
Out of Stock
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-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
Partially Out of Stock
Note: P-GB6-GLH: Gold is a special order item.
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 $185.95
P-GB-BRIDGE-4 Bridge - Bigsby, Les Paul bridge assembly
Genuine Bigsby® Les Paul bridge assembly for use with Bigsby vibrato units.
$34.95
On Backorder
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-SCREW-4 Screw - Bigsby, for Mounting Bridge Plates
Genuine Bigsby® mounting screws. These wood screws are for mounting bridge plates to the top of the guitar body. These are the stock screws included with plates like P-GB-PLATE.
$2.25
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-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-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
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