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Tune-o-matic Bridge For Archtop Guitar

About This Item

Tune-o-matic mounted on top of a tonewood base. The ideal upgrade for more accurate intonation on archtop and semi-hollow electrics.

  • String spread 2-1/32"
    (51.59mm)
  • Saddle radius 14"
    (356mm)
  • Post spacing 2-29/32"
    (73.82mm)
  • Post threads M4 x 0.7

The height is thumbwheel-adjustable from approximately 7/8" to 1-1/4" (22.23mm to 31.75mm). Saddles are pre-slotted and adjustable to set accurate string intonation.

About bridge & tailpiece measurements

Bridge and Tailpiece reference image

String spread is the distance between the centers of the outer strings on a bridge or tailpiece.

Saddle radius determines the arc formed by all the individual saddle heights, and is similar to the measurement of a fretboard.

Stud/post spacing is the distance between the centers of the mounting posts of a bridge or 'stop' tailpiece.

Positioning the bridge
Find bridge placement for any scale with our free online tool fret position calculator.


    • Item #
    • Weight
    • 3959
    • 0.160 lbs. (0.07 kg)
    • 3959-G
    • 0.150 lbs. (0.07 kg)
    • 3961
    • 0.160 lbs. (0.07 kg)
    • 3961-G
    • 0.160 lbs. (0.07 kg)

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Perfect for a '69 Guild Starfire V

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A customer brought in his '69 Starfire V which needed a fret dressing and a set up badly. With the original cast aluminum rocker bridge and extra light .009" - .042" strings this guitar really never intonated well and tuning stability wasn't very good. The only thing the customer liked about the rocker bridge was the low .60" action over the 12th fret he was getting. Basically, dressing the frets and setting this guitar up was going to be wasted of time and money if the original rocker bridge was going to be used with extra light strings. I opted for the Tunomatic Archtop Bridge. I measured the overall height of the original rocker bridge the way the customer had it set and compared that to the height of the Tunomatic Archtop Bridge at it's lowest possible setting - literally half of the the thickness of the thumbwheels made the new bridge too tall. No worries - I selected a forstner bit just a tad bigger than the diameter of the thumbwheels and bored out the rosewood base on my drill press. The tunomatic now rests completely flat across the center of the rosewood base as well as both thumbwheels. This was just enough to get the action where the customer likes it once the rosewood base compressed under string tension. Tuning stability, intonation, acoustic volume and sustain are greatly improved. The photo shows the thumbwheels are sitting slightly into the rosewood base.

5.0

Brought life and tuning stability to my '65 Guild Starfire

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Great product, fast shipping, could not be happier!

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Great, I really like tune - o - matic archtop Gold on Ebony Bridge.

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This bridge is great, I think it gives the hollow body more of a hard body sound. I put it on an L5. I think this bridge makes tuning the guitar more tunable.

5.0

Arch Top & Radius!!!

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I bought this tune-o-matic option for an Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor, and with very little adjustment I have a much brighter and intonation accurate arch top sound! As a player I really appreciate what StewMac has done to enable me to work easily on my own guitars...Awesome Company!!

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Archtop Tune-o-matic

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I bought this for my Ibanez AF-155. It brightened the tone greatly, in a good way. The wood bridge sounded muddled, this is much clearer but still warm sounding. It fit on the wood base already on the guitar which was much nicer. The gold really makes the guitar look sharp as well.

5.0

Nice sustain & well balanced tone

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I bought this to replace a wood bridge on my Cort Yorktown hollow body guitar. I was looking for more sustain and possibly brighter tone. This bridge delivered excellent giving the guitar a very well balanced tone with plenty of sustain. It slid easily on to my existing rosewood base, which is a nicer one than the one that came with this bridge. Intonates perfectly and the action seems lower and smoother than with my original wood bridge. Beautiful tone, no rattles. Looks fantastic (Gold to match hardware).

5.0

Fit a repair perfectly

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This fit a Starfire III that came in for a bridge repair and looked just like the original and played perfectly

5.0

Tune o matic bridge

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The final touch to make my Gretsch Country Gentleman as close to perfect as possible. Thanks for quick delivery. That catalog is so impressive that if I were younger I'd be tempted to get into the luthier business. Red Freeman, Little Rock, Arkansas

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Tune-O-matic bridge

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Exactly what I was looking for, quick response time, good quality product. Thank you!

3.0

good witht he bad

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The bridge went on an older Epiphone Emperor Regent that came stock with a fixed wood bridge. Customer service was great and the fit of the new bridge was perfect in both string spacing and radius, and it allowed me to set the intonation. It also looks good. Unfortunately, just replacing the bridge dramatically altered the tone of the guitar so that it's not as bright and sounds less "acoustic" through an amp than it did before. The bridge also rattles and buzzes on several strings, which surprises me as I have a similar wired bridge on my Les Paul Deluxe that does not buzz at all. I'm 50/50 on switching back to the wooden fixed bridge.

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