Genuine BIGSBY B5 Vibrato USA Polished Aluminum Les Paul Jr, SG, Tele, Rick325

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Bigsby B5 vibrato tailpiece with tension bar in original polished Aluminum. Designed for flat top solid body electric guitars such as Gibson Les Paul Special, SG, Rickenbacker 325, and Fender...

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Bigsby B5 vibrato tailpiece with tension bar in original polished Aluminum.

Designed for flat top solid body electric guitars such as Gibson Les Paul Special, SG, Rickenbacker 325, and Fender Telecaster.

Frame is 4-1/4" long x 3-5/8" wide.

2-1/16" between rear mounting screws.

2-3/4" between front mounting screws.

Approximate weight 286 grams / 10.1 oz.

Overall length 4.75 inches / 120.7mm

Overall width 3.75 inches / 95.3mm

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 B-5 Specifications

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

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.

The Bigsby was the first successful design of what is now called a whammy bar or tremolo arm, although vibrato is the technically correct term for the musical effect it produces. In standard usage, tremolo is a rapid fluctuation of the volume of a note, while vibrato is a fluctuation in pitch. The origin of this nonstandard usage of the term by electric guitarists is attributed to Leo Fender, who also


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