Gold plated import conversion post.  Install an ABR-1 bridge on your Epiphone or other import guitars.

Import Conversion Posts - Install ABR-1 on Epiphone & other import guitars Gold

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  • Conversion Posts with thumbwheels for import guitars with large posts
  • Made in USA
  • Gold plated steel posts
  • 2- fine knurled gold plated brass thumbwheels 
  • 2- M8x1.25 to SAE 6-32 conversion posts**
  • Total Length is 1 3/8" (35 mm)

These conversion posts will allow you to install a US ABR-1 bridge on an Epiphone and other import guitar that was originally equipped with the large post 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.

**Please check the diameter of your original posts before ordering.  The diameter of the threaded section of your bridge posts needs to measure 7.9mm for these to fit.  The 7.9 mm (M8) diameter bridge post are found on most Epiphone and the better quality import guitars.  Some inexpensive guitars coming from China are using a smaller 6mm(M6) threaded bridge posts.  This includes many of the fake Gibson guitars...we do not sell a conversion post or a bridge that will fit these guitars.  

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  • 5
    Conversion posts

    Posted by Unknown on Jan 27, 2021

    Worked like a charm very easy to install

  • 5

    Posted by Bob Manners on Sep 13, 2020

    Nice tight fit. They work exactly as advertised.

  • 5
    Perfect Fit!!

    Posted by Wade Lazenby on Mar 29, 2020

    Works great!! Replace standard post for these on Epiphone guitars and use real abr 1 bridges and have better sound and sustain.

  • 5
    These Work

    Posted by Walter H. Read JR on Sep 8, 2018

    These conversion posts do exactly what they are supposed to do and do it well. If your inserts are not flanged or you can change them to not flanged the install will look perfect. Also with a small bit of reaming these will fit standard Gibson spacing. Pretty Good! If your action adjustment is high you may want to get a couple of extra adjustment thumb nuts. I am one of those who believe having them will improve tone. I also go over the stop tail piece rather than thru it. Smoother action and more complex harmonics.

  • 5
    I finally have a Gotoh tune o matic on my Epiphone Les Paul.

    Posted by Fred Fields on Apr 13, 2018

    These work great! The tolerances could be just a little snugger but I didn't change the bushings in the guitar so it could have more to do with that then the conversion posts. All in all, I 'm happy!

  • 5
    Great for waking up your import

    Posted by Jeff on Apr 29, 2017

    These have been the heart to bringing the true tone out of my import collection. I've installed two sets with an ABR-1 bridge from Philadelphia Luthier Supply on a first run Korean Tokai Love Rock and a replica '59 that was made by a Japanese builder. Both guitars were night and day once installed. I honestly don't know if it's the metals available overseas or not, but the guitars are extremely resonant now and besides that, they just look better! For the cost, it's probably the most cost effective upgrade you can do to your import besides pickups.

  • 5
    Miracle Workers!

    Posted by Paul on Feb 6, 2017

    I am building an LP kit. The body is already drilled for inserts to mount the bridge studs. I want to mount a Gibson ABR -1 bridge. These studs screw right into the inserts that came with the kit. My ABR-1 bridge sits on them very nicely. These saved me a ton of time.

  • 5
    Perfect fit ABR-1 Conversion posts

    Posted by Garrett Roach on Oct 16, 2016

    These fit perfectly on my Epiphone Les Paul Standard to convert the original post sockets to fit an ABR-1 style bridge.

  • 5
    For what they do, they work very well

    Posted by Gery Hatrix on Jul 17, 2014

    I have a set in chrome and a set in gold. Both fit my import guitar bridge bushings well and were extremely easy to install. I can't vouch for any noticeable sonic/sustain differences from the original metric studs, but it looks more "Gibsony"! The price point also make them an affordable modification to consider. Of course you need to buy the appropriate bridge as well.