This is a genuine Gretsch Rocking Bar Bridge assembly for an arched top guitar. This assembly includes the bridge, base, and thumbscrews. It's designed for a Gretsch but may work with other brands as well. The Gretsch Bar Bridge is basically a straight bar the strings break across. It is common on '50s and '60s era Gretsch guitars and remains a favorite for many players. The Gretsch Bar Bridge works very well with a Bigsby and its larger mass and shallow break angle produces a smooth glassy tone with enhanced sustain. The updated version of the classic Gretsch Bar bridge features cone shaped post holes allowing the bar to "rock" back and forth when a Bigsby Vibrato is used.
Metals: Gold Plated Brass
Spacing between Posts: 2-29/32" (74mm)
Thumb Wheel Diameter: 20 mm
Thumbwheel Threading: Metric M4
Base Length: 5 5/32"
Base Width: 5/8" mm
Wood Base Height: 5/16" (at the highest point, measured from top of guitar)
Lowest adjusted hight of thumbwheels: 7/16"
Bottom of base to top of post 7/8"
Bridge String Spacing: 2"
Total Height at lowest Adjustment (guitar surface to saddle top): 7/8"
Total Height at Highest Adjustment (guitar surface to saddle top): 1 1/8""
Part Number: 0062845000
Gretsch Parts at Cream City Music
Cream City Music is the premier independent source for genuine Gretsch Guitars, Parts, & Accessories! Gretsch guitars have long been associated with the culture of "hot-rodding" and modifying guitars, and they continue to make many original spec parts available. So you can either soup up your new Gretsch, or bring your vintage project back to its original glory! The new Gretsch guitars are made with great attention to the specs of the originals; so many NEW Gretsch parts will work perfectly as replacements for old or vintage Gretsch guitars. If you've got an old Gretsch that's been missing some parts give us a call and we'll help you get your baby back up and running with genuine Gretsch parts!
Why We Love Gretsch
Gretsch has been handcrafting guitars for over 135 years. The unique sound of the Gretsch semi-hollow body guitar has become synonymous with rockabilly music, one of the first styles of rock ‘n roll. Gretsch guitars are a favorite among musicians like Chet Atkins, Brian Setzer and George Harrison. At Cream City Music, we love Gretsch too, which is why we always have a huge selection of new, used and vintage Gretsch guitars in stock.