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Bigsby

Vibrato tailpieces designed by Paul A. Bigsby.
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 $179.95
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
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
Screw - Bigsby, for Mounting to Guitar body
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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 vibrato to the top of the guitar body.
Starting at $2.50
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
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.
$2.15
Out of Stock
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
Guitar Part - Bigsby, Spring, Handle
  • Genuine Bigsby® Vibrato Handle Pivot Spring.
  • Diameter is 0.37 in. Height is 0.359 in.
  • Used for handle pivot resistance.
  • Located on underside of pivot joint on handle between the pivot nut and the handle.
  • Not to be confused with a "Tension Spring".
  • Picture is enlarged to show detail.
  • Bigsby Part# 0495-1960
$3.75
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 $199.95
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
Handle - Bigsby, Duane Eddy handle assembly
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Genuine Bigsby® Duane Eddy handle assembly. This unit attaches to vibratos using the included set screw.
Starting at $65.34
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
Starting at $165.95
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 $83.88
Vibrato - Bigsby, B50, for flat-top electric guitars
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Designed for use on thin hollow body and semi-hollowbody guitars Bigsby B50 Specifications
  • Model Name: B-50
  • Series: Licensed Line
  • Manufacturing Method: Die Cast
  • Manufacturing Material: Aluminum
  • Approximate weight: 290 grams/10.2 oz.
  • Overall Length: 4 5/16" / 109.5 mm
  • Overall Width: 3 13/16" /96.8 mm
  • Arm adjusts with 1/8" Allen wrench and 5/16" socket wrench
Starting at $135.95
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
Bigsby Parts Kit - All Mounting Screws Pack
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Genuine Bigsby mounting screws pack. This pack comes with a variety of Bigsby screws common to many of their tremolo units. Item Qty BigSby Part Number Body Mount Screws 4 0495-1927 Hinge Mount Screws 4 0495-1923 Handle Bracket Set Scre 2 0495-1931
Starting at $8.95
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.
$10.95
Out of Stock
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
Bigsby Parts Kit - All Spring Sizes Plus Washers
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Genuine Bigsby spring pack. This pack comes with all of the Bigsby spring sizes along with the nylon spring washer and fiber handle washer. Item Qty BigSby Part Number 11/16" long spring 1 0495-1964 7/8" long spring 1 0495-1967 1" long spring 1 0495-1975 1 1/8" long spring 1 0495-1978 Handle washer 1 0495-2331 Spring washer 1 0495-0410
Starting at $17.95
Anchor Bar - Bigsby, string-mount for vibrato
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Genuine Bigsby anchor bars for vibrato units. Anchor bars are also referred to as pivot bars and string shafts.
Starting at $23.75
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
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
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
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