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Bigsby B5 Telecaster Vibrato Kit - Telecaster and Similar Flat Top Solid Body Guitars Chrome 

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Everything you need to fit a Bigsby® True Vibrato to your Telecaster® and similar flattop-body guitars. Kit includes: Bigsby® Tailpiece, screws, ten...Read More

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Everything you need to fit a Bigsby® True Vibrato to your Telecaster® and similar flattop-body guitars. Kit includes: Bigsby® Tailpiece, screws, tension spring, plastic washer, alignment string,and installation Instructions.

Los Angeles. Late 1940s. A love of motorcycles brings together genius engineer Paul Bigsby and music legend Merle Travis. Their friendship inspired Paul to create the first Bigsby® True Vibrato Tailpiece. He went on to design a series of Vibratos that rocked the music world. Still the original. Hand Crafted. Sand Cast. Hand Polished. The same way Paul did.

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BigsbyB5 Telecaster Vibrato Kit - Telecaster and Similar Flat Top Solid Body Guitars
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gives My Tele A Semi-Hollow Sound

By White Dog

from Northeast Iowa

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Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Hollow Sound Solid Body
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Tricky To Install

Best Uses

  • All Things Melodic

Comments about Bigsby B5 Telecaster Vibrato Kit - Telecaster and Similar Flat Top Solid Body Guitars:

Five stars for this one!
Sure, I put "expensive" and "difficult to install" down as 'Cons'...but just being honest.
Listen...if you have a steady hand, common sense, patience, and perseverance (not to mention proper tools)...you can watch an instructional video on YouTube, and install this thing yourself. If not; like others have said, let a pro do it (at a cost). I installed mine myself and enjoyed the project---not to mention end result.
I started with a Squire Standard Telecaster (purchased right here on MF), and liked the guitar, but wanted to modify the heck out of it. Always loved the look of a Bigsby, so I bought one and put it on. I was AMAZED at how much difference it made in sound. It literally turned a solid body guitar into a Thinline or Semi-Hollow.
Everyone that see's my modified Tele LOVES the looks...then they hear and/or play the thing, and are even further blown away.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

From Rock Guitar to Rock Solid Guitar

By TeleForever2010

from Sandpoint, ID

Comments about Bigsby B5 Telecaster Vibrato Kit - Telecaster and Similar Flat Top Solid Body Guitars:

The Bigsby is one of the finest add-ons I have on my instrument. Not only does it provide the tremolo a Telecaster so badly needs, but it broadens, lengthens, and smooths the tone. Tired of extreme twang? Add a Bigsby. You'll still have the signature Telecaster twang, but instead of a piercing stab, it's a glorious chime. Beyond that, this thing just looks flippin' rad. If you wanna impress the babes, I can't think of a better way than a hunkin' piece of chrome metal. If you don't know anything about drilling, hire a pro. If you do, go for it. Just be patient and precise. This upgrade is well worth the money and well worth the time. Also, I would recommend buying a set of locking tuners to help keep the guitar in crystal clear tune - the Bigsby can make tuning more difficult with regular tuners. I use Sperzels, and I've never looked back. Happy strumming!

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Add-on

By Telefan-IYlha

from Shepherdsville, KY

Comments about Bigsby B5 Telecaster Vibrato Kit - Telecaster and Similar Flat Top Solid Body Guitars:

Really adds a new range of sounds to your Telecaster. Great for anyone who enjoys rockabilly and surf style effects. The only downside is that it does take a major modification to your guitar.

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome upgrade but with a hassle

Comments about Bigsby B5 Telecaster Vibrato Kit - Telecaster and Similar Flat Top Solid Body Guitars:

I would highly recommend if you by this product to have it installed by a local shop or go out and buy the recommended drill bits and use a drill press to be precise. Gives it that awesome twang I was looking for without having to buy a Strat. Ah yes and if you don't have the patience, get it strung up when you have it installed by the pros.

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