Vibrato / Bridge - Bigsby, B16, for Telecaster guitars

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Pictured: Aluminum
Pictured: Aluminum
Pictured: Aluminum
Pictured: Aluminum
Pictured: Aluminum
Pictured: Aluminum
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Vibrato / Bridge - Bigsby, B16, for Telecaster guitars

Starting at: $279.95
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  • Gold (P-GB16-GB)
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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 ⅜"/ 212.7 mm
  • Overall Width: 4 ¼"/107.9 mm
  • Arm adjusts with ⅛" Allen wrench and ~\frac{5}{16}~" socket wrench
Part Numbers
ColorOur Part NumberUPC/EANGretsch Part Number
AluminumP-GB16-AB609722127561 B16 Aluminum
GoldP-GB16-GB885978299461
Product Measurements by Type
Item Length8.375 in.
Item Width4.25 in.
Mounting Hole Diameter0.125 in.
Mounting Plate Length1.6875 in.
Mounting Plate Width0.625 in.
Packaging Information
Packaging Dimensions10.5 in. × 8 in. × 1.4 in.
Weight (Packaging)0.91 lbs.
Product Measurements by Item
P-GB16-AB - Aluminum versionItem Length8.375 in.
Item Width4.25 in.
Mounting Hole Diameter0.125 in.
Mounting Plate Length1.6875 in.
Mounting Plate Width0.625 in.
P-GB16-GB - Gold versionItem Length8.375 in.
Item Width4.25 in.
Mounting Hole Diameter0.125 in.
Mounting Plate Length1.6875 in.
Mounting Plate Width0.625 in.

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Asked by Anonymous on April 7th, 2017.
Matt H
April 7th, 2017
This is a fixed bridge and will most likely have 7.25" radius since this was designed when Fenders had a 7.25 radius.
Asked by Anonymous on April 7th, 2017.
Matt H
April 7th, 2017
From the Bigsby site: "As consumers often desire the possibility of personalizing their instruments to fit their own vibe and playing preferences, there are benefits to both styles of installations. If the player desires to keep vintage look and integrity by using the shim and a single saddle floating bridge, the shim adds the perfect height (3/16”) and pitch angle for the neck. As this process includes an additional contact point of wood and aluminum, the tone of the instrument changes. Many suggest it adds sustain and a shimmering top end. If the player chooses the vintage look of the B16, but wants a modern 6-saddle body-mounted bridge, no shim is needed. The use of a 6-saddle bridge allows for individual string intonation, different saddle material choices, and a more traditional “woody” sound as the neck joint is wood on wood. These two installation options offer the player the perfect opportunity to make their Telecaster unique to their creative mind!" It appears as though use of the shim is optional.
Asked by Anonymous on April 19th, 2017.
Matt H
April 19th, 2017
These are pre-packaged and can not be separated.
Asked by Anonymous on December 22nd, 2021.
BradWbr
December 22nd, 2021
Staff Member
Vibramate makes an adapter plate specifically for the Bigsby/Fender "F" B5 unit and a 4 hole, vintage style mounting plate. https://www.amplifiedparts.com/products/adaptor-kit-vibramate-v5-stage-ii-vintage-telecaster-f-logo Saddles for the included bridge will need to be purchased separately: https://www.amplifiedparts.com/products/bridge-saddles-vibramate-dual-access

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