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DIY: Relic’ing Metal Hardware

February 5, 2021
Our series on how to age a guitar, piece by piece, continues. This month we tackle the bridge and strap buttons.
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Esoterica Electrica Tuning homepage

Does Factory Fresh Mean Ready to Play?

November 29, 2020
Top techs share their tips, tweaks, and onstage product development for brand-spankin’-new guitars.
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VegaTrem VT1 Ultratrem Demo - PG Gear Spotlight

October 5, 2020
Divebomb addicts will rejoice for this innovative new trem system that doesn't require any additional routing—or a locking nut.
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FU Tone

FU-Tone Releases Black Titanium Hardware and Saddle Inserts

September 8, 2020
The new hardware is designed for players that prefer a traditional look but want the performance of titanium.
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Why Plastic Bridges and Acoustic Guitars Don't Mix

May 14, 2020
Gibson has given many innovative gifts to the guitar universe, but this ’60s bridge wasn’t one of them.
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Floyd Rose

Floyd Rose Tremolo With Stone Tone Rock Block Demo | NAMM 2020

January 21, 2020
Watch George Lynch put a radical vibrato with a solid granite-block upgrade to the test in quest of maximum sonic mojo, clarity, sustain, articulation, harmonics, and punch.
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Killer Guitar Components Introduces the Fat Bottom Bridge

May 7, 2019
The new bridge is designed for electric guitars with 6-saddle tremolos and hardtail bridges.
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Tone Tips: Keep It Quiet

January 14, 2019
Looking for and alleviating the sounds you don’t want coming from your rig.
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Tools for the Task: Tele-Style Bridges

November 16, 2018
Options abound for Tele-style bridges, but here are 10 to get you thinking about what a swap could do for your guitar.
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Tools for the Task: Tune-o-matic-Style Bridges

May 18, 2018
Cross the bridge to a simple and effective guitar makeover by upgrading your axe’s string-supporting infrastructure.
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Göldo Music Announces the HandBender

March 26, 2018
A B-Bender for guitars with a T-style bridge.
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Highwood Guitar Parts

Highwood Announces Contoured Vintage Saddles

August 16, 2017
The saddles come in three different sizes and two finishes.
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Killer Guitar Components Introduces Brass Vintage Telecaster Bridge

December 5, 2016
The bridge features machined musical brass material, compensated saddles, and a short-side cutout.
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Babicz and AP International Introduce the Z Series Babicz 4-String Bass Bridge

February 9, 2016
The bridge is a direct replacement upgrade for Fender Precision Bass or Jazz Bass-style bridges.
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Babicz Releases the BFG Tele Humbucker Bridge

January 6, 2016
Billy Gibbons teamed up with Babicz to create a bridge that can be strung up both from the back (à la BFG) or through the body of the guitar.
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T­-Tune Introduces Internally Aged Telecaster Bridge Plates

December 28, 2015
The company uses an ancient metal-working thermal technique that was developed by bellmakers.
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Floyd Rose

Floyd Rose Releases Rail Tail Non-Locking Tremolo

December 18, 2015
A full contact, dive-only tremolo designed for Strat-style guitars.
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MannMade USA Releases Intonatable Stoptail Bridge

October 9, 2015
Designed to retrofit Gibson and Paul Reed Smith stoptail guitars.
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T-Tune Introduces Harmonic Bridge Saddles

August 28, 2015
Compensated bridge saddles for vintage style 3- saddle Telecaster-bridge with 100% vintage correct appearance.
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MannMade USA

MannMade USA Releases the PRS-Mann 30th Anniversary Vibrato Bridge

May 8, 2015
The limited-edition bridge is machined to the original specs from 1985.
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