Nickel plated conversion post.  Replace your Nashville bridge with an ABR-1 bridge.

Conversion Posts - Install a ABR-1 on Gibson guitar with Nashville bridge Nickel

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  • Conversion Posts with thumbwheels
  • Made in USA
  • Nickel Plated steel posts
  • 2- fine knurled nickel plated brass thumbwheels 
  • 2- M5X .8 to SAE 6-32 conversion posts**
  • Total Length is 1 1/8" (29 mm)

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!

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  • 5

    Posted by Michael E. on Apr 16, 2021

    Worked like a charm. Saved me from having to remove and install different anchors in the body.

  • 3
    ABR-1 Conversion posts

    Posted by E.F.Phillips on Mar 10, 2021

    These posts might have worked if the slugs Gibson installed which these screw into had of been machined properly. Unfortunately they did not resolve the sloppiness which occurred with the original bridge and posts. I devised a method of using the original posts and adapted the ABR to them which corrected the sloppiness and intonation problem. Had Gibson been diligent in their machining process, these new posts would have resolved the problem, and made the ABR conversion much easier.

  • 5
    2007 Les Paul Mod

    Posted by on Dec 25, 2020

    Works as advertised. Converted the bridge on my 2007 LP Standard......
    From: Nashville,
    To: ABR-1.......using these Conversion Posts. Love it when things are this simple to improve my Paul.

  • 5
    Drop in replacement

    Posted by Mike on Aug 29, 2020

    Perfect drop in replacement for converting a Nashville to an ABR 1.

  • 5
    Post conversion

    Posted by robbie king on Apr 2, 2020

    Works perfectly

  • 5
    Gibson convert

    Posted by Tony on Oct 15, 2018

    I bought these conversion posts from the other side of the world because I am totally confident that the products, their quality and the service provided by Philadelphia Luthier Tools is top notch. The posts are a perfect fit and work with the abr-1 bridge I got to replace the Nashville bridge on my Gibson Les Paul Junior Special.

  • 5
    Useful for intended purpose and more

    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.

  • 5

    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.

  • 5
    Gibson conversion posts

    Posted by Unknown on Jul 28, 2016

    So far, they are working perfectly, no problems.