Luthier Parts & Tools

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 $139.95
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
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Spoiler String Retainer - Vibramate
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Vibramate String Spoiler For Bigsby Vibratos The Vibramate String Spoiler is an ingenious little bracket designed to fit right onto your existing Bigsby vibrato without any modifications or special tools. It easily slips right into place and is held in position by the tension of the strings when tuned to pitch. The Spoiler makes string changes so easy you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. No more need for wrapping the strings around and under the vibrato roller with needle-nose pliers in an attempt to get the ball onto that little pin. Multiple color options available.
Starting at $36.25
Tension Spring - Bigsby, Vibrato ⅞" long
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Genuine Bigsby® replacement spring for tremolo units. These springs are 7/8" (22.2mm) in length. 7/8" springs are the standard size included with most stock Bigsby® models.
Starting at $9.95
Pin - Bigsby, Hinge, genuine replacement
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Genuine Bigsby® replacement hinge pin for tremolo units. This hinge pin measures 1 13/16" from the base of the head to the end.
Starting at $4.75
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 $155.95
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, 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
Hinge - Bigsby, Extra Short, stock for B3 / B7
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Genuine Bigsby® replacement hinge for vibrato units. This hinge is the stock hinge used on the B7 and B3.
      Starting at $23.95
      Tension Spring - Bigsby, Vibrato, ~\frac{11}{16}~" long
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      Genuine Bigsby® replacement spring for tremolo units. These springs are 11/16" (17.5mm) in length and are the shortest springs available from Bigsby®. 11/16" springs are shorter than the standard ⅞” (22.2mm) springs that are stock in most Bigsby models. This spring can be used to lower the trem arm.
      Starting at $7.50
      Washer - Bigsby, Fiber, for vibrato handle
      Genuine Bigsby® replacement vibrato handle washer.
      $1.45
      Adapter Kit - Vibramate, Standard Carved Top Les Paul
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      Vibramate V7-LP Les Paul Adapter Mounting Kit, For Bigsby B7 - Now you can install a Bigsby Vibrato on your carved top Les Paul® guitar without drilling any holes!
      Starting at $54.95
      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
      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.
      Starting at $7.95
      Vibrato Arm - Bigsby, Chet Atkins, 7.5"
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      Genuine Bigsby® Chet Atkins replacement vibrato arm. This 7.5" long version is the stock size used in the Chet Atkins arm assemblies.
      Starting at $28.22
      Adapter Kit - Vibramate, V5 Stage II Vintage Telecaster, chrome
      Now you can install a Bigsby Vibrato on your vintage Telecaster® guitar without drilling any holes! The Vibramate V5-TEV Stage II Model Mounting Kit is designed for a Bigsby B5 Original Vibrato and will fit most standard Telecaster® guitars that have a vintage style "Ash-Tray" bridge and 4-screw mount. The kit includes mounting hardware for the Bigsby B5 Vibrato and utilizes your existing Telecaster® pickup and bridge saddles.
      Starting at $87.95
      Bracket - Bigsby, Chet Atkins, top piece
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      Genuine Bigsby® Chet Atkins bracket, top piece, for use with Bigsby vibrato units. Includes set screws for mounting the arm. Lower piece, fiberwasher, handle spring and nut sold separately. Pre-installed handle stud not included on gold version.

      $12.95
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      Bracket - Bigsby, Chet Atkins, 2 pieces
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      Genuine Bigsby® Chet Atkins bracket, two pieces connected, for use with Bigsby vibrato units. Includes all set screws required for attaching the arm to the bracket and the bracket to the vibrato. Arm sold separately.
      Starting at $33.95
      Vibramate - V5-ST Short Tail, For Bigsby B5, polished aluminum
      Vibramate Short Tail V5 Adapter Mounting Kit, For Bigsby B5 The Vibramate V5 Short Tail Mounting Kit is the same as the Original V5 kit but designed for tighter locations such as the SG Classic style guitars that feature a larger pickguard. The Vibramate V5 is for mounting a Bigsby B5 Original Vibrato and will fit most traditional style guitars that have a tune-a-matic style bridge and a stop-tailpiece. The kit installs in minutes with the included hardware and eliminates the need for drilling permanent holes in your instrument. Vibramate comes with 3 felt-pads secured to the bottom of the mounting plate for a soft touch to the top of your guitar.
      $57.95
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      Bridge Mount Bushings - Bigsby, for Telecaster Guitar
      Genuine Bigsby replacement bridge mount bushings for use with the Bigsby Tele mounting plate. Bigsby Base Mounting Plate sold separately (P-GB-PLATE).
      $4.95
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      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.
      Starting at $2.15
      Nut - Bigsby, Handle, genuine replacement
      Genuine Bigsby® replacement nut for vibrato handle.
      $1.95
      On Backorder
      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
      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