This is a project we have been working on for a few years now.
Look- the standard Tuneomatic bridges used on gibsonŽ Guitars and most setneck guitars is a 60+ year old design. Works great of course, but there are better ways to keep a string in tune and transfer the vibrations of that string to the wood of the guitar. As we developed prototypes of this bridge and tailpeice system really were able to discover the HIDDEN TONE in every guitar. From inexpensive imports to pricey USA guitar- these bridges sound AMAZING!
We started with a clean sheet of paper- First we wanted MASSIVE SUSTAIN... the kind of endless sustain that we usually associate with high gain amps, but we wanted it UNPLUGGED. So... we went with SOLID brass. Now over the years we have offered "brass" parts that looked and sounded great, but usually consisted of an alloy consisting of a number of materials. For this project money was no object, so we sourced solid billets of brass, and decided to machine each piece separately. Could we have molded a brass alloy?? Sure... but we wanted this part to be the BEST on the market.
You'll notice this piece is missing the standard "U" shaped openings at each end. While the spacing is exactly the same, this bridge is designed to be screwed directly onto the sleeves- Better sustain, better tone. Chose the color studs you need from the drop down menu, If you're simply replacing the stop bar itself from another GFS Brass unit, then you may purchase only the bar itself.
Please do not confuse these with the standard parts available elsewhere- or even with the better parts we sell here- this is the BEST solid brass part available anywhere.