These conversion posts will allow you to install a US ABR-1 bridge on a Gibson guitar that was originally equipped with a Nashville bridge. Now you can have the same look as the original vintage Gibson guitars! These posts will screw directly into the original body anchors and leave you with 6-32 threaded post like the original ABR-1. Install the included thumbwheels and then your favorite US made ABR-1 bridge. Check out our store for a selection of US ABR-1 bridges that will fit these conversion posts.
**These will only fit Gibson USA guitars and not the fake Gibson guitars from China!
Posted by Unknown on Nov 16, 2016
I actually bought these to convert from ABR to Nashville (which requires some modification), because the ABR did not offer enough saddle travel for proper intonation, and the thinner posts bent forward from the string pressure. So if you are thinking of going from Nashville to ABR, be warned. However, these posts seem like a stronger metal anyway.
For anyone who wants to use these the way I did, you will have to drill and thread the thumbwheels to use on the metric end. They're also a bit wider than Nashville thumbwheels, so you will either have to file down the sides, or just jam the bridge between if possible. There will also be some play, as it doesn't fill the entire hole in a Nashville. But the string tension keeps it in place without any rattling.
Posted by Unknown on Aug 4, 2016
Dropped right in with no issues, well worth it! ABR-1 is so much better than the Nashville.
Posted by Unknown on Jul 28, 2016
So far, they are working perfectly, no problems.
Posted by Trips on May 9, 2016
I was a bit hesitant about these. Wasn't sure if they would screw down all the way into the current threaded posts where they would be low enough (did Gibson install the posts at the proper depth that is). Also was concerned that the threads would protrude out of the of the ABR1 itself where I might be forced to grind the screw down.
Neither was an issue. These fit perfectly, and after adjusting the ABR1 they actually recess into the threaded hole about 1/8th to 3/16ths of an inch. Much easier than removing the threaded posts (for now). And pairing these with the Non-wired ABR1 that PLT sells here on the site, was PERFECT. Fits just like an old LP. The ABR1 even has that inherit "wiggle room" on the these posts.
My only complaint, and its extremely minor... PLT sells the AR! non wired bridge alone, or with studs. Would be nice if they had these conversion studs and the ABR1 together for a single price.
All in all, I am very pleased with the outcome, and will continue to buy from PLT. Every purchase has been satisfactory, and my orders arrived on time or early.
Posted by Davide on Aug 21, 2015
I write from Switzerland, I bought this product and i was delivered in perfect condition.
It's really essential! Really it seems to fit an ABR-1!
Posted by Unknown on Jun 5, 2015
They open the door to an easy, but very effective upgrade
Posted by Gabe C on Jul 9, 2014
Had 3 guitars with Nashville bridge
I Hate chrome and wanted nickel. Got these with the nickel aluminum tailpiece and abr-1 non wire bridge. Couldn't be happier. Fit the body inserts like a glove, and take the Philly bridge like it should. Adds a classy look and works efficiently. Great solution to the Nashville equipped modern LPs.
Now I can deck my tailpiece and the string clears the back Of the bridge like it should. Excellent.
All prices are in USD