Vibrato - Bigsby, B5, for flat-top electric guitars

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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

*Designed for use on thin hollow body and semi-hollowbody guitars

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Item ID:
BigsbyKalamazoo Series
Part Numbers
ColorOur Part NumberUPC/EAN
Product Measurements
Item Height1 in.
Item Length4.75 in.
Item Width3.70 in.
Mounting Hole Diameter0.172 in.
Packaging Information
Packaging Dimensions7.9 in. × 4.4 in. × 2.5 in.
Weight (Packaging)Aluminum version0.8 lbs.
Gold version0.82 lbs.

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Asked by Anonymous on April 6th, 2017.
January 17th, 2019
Staff Member
As bigsby offers several different types of bridges for their vibrato units, one is not included with this kit, nor are pickup mounting brackets. The mounting screws, spring washer, and spring are included with this vibrato.
Asked by Anonymous on November 16th, 2017.
Matt H
November 16th, 2017
Yes the Bigsby B5 and B7 will work on a Epiphone 335 but both will require permanent modifications to your guitar. One option is to use a Vibramate V5 (Item ID: 005010) or V7-335-E (Item ID: 039555). This allows you to put either Bigsby on your guitar but will not require drilling any holes.
Asked by Anonymous on November 16th, 2017.
Matt H
November 16th, 2017
The V5/B5 combo is designed to work with flat top guitars using a tune-o-matic style stop tailpiece. Included are the mounting screws for import and domestic guitars. There should be no problems mounting this to an Epiphone SG.
Asked by Anonymous on January 4th, 2019.
January 4th, 2019
Staff Member
This should work with the guitar in question, yes.

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