GOTOH GE-1996T Licensed Floyd Rose locking tremolo bridge - Gold

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  • GOTOH GE1996T Premium Tremolo guitar bridge
  • Made in Japan
  • Gold finish
  • Hardened steel baseplate
  • Machined brass trem block - 3 different sizes available** - Measure before ordering
  • STUD LOCK - Patented
  • String locking nut sold separately
  • Includes tremolo arm, spring, spring-holder, wrenches, stud-bolt, and screws
  • Original GOTOH packaging

The Gotoh GE1996T is the best of the high end licensed Floyd Rose tremolo models. Made with premium components…hardened steel baseplate, specially processed steel saddles, and machined brass trem block. Saddles are nicely rounded without any sharp edges. This is a very nice unit!

The GE1996T is a direct replacement for an Original Floyd Rose unit. Some modification maybe needed when replacing other licensed Floyd Rose tremolo models. Please check measurements carefully before ordering. 

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  • 5
    High quality equipment

    Posted by Matt G on Aug 17, 2022

    I read lots of reviews and everyone recommended this product. I found Philadelphia Luthier Tools and went with the gold plated option. This puppy holds tuning much better than the Special that came with my RG. Really happy with the purchase and highly recommend it.

  • 5
    Beautiful bridge. No rattle with the arm.

    Posted by John C. on Oct 7, 2019

    I had a Schaller Tremolo previously, German-made, with the zinc base plate and all else of steel and brass. I might not have upgraded it except that I wanted a gold bridge, steel base plate, and a NON-RATTLY ARM!! With the Schaller, I tried many things to silence the arm rattle. Short pieces of humbucker springs epoxied to the bottom of the arm were the best, but were short term fixes. Gotoh's design is better, with the arm internally threaded to anchor to the bridge. The bushing and set screw enhance the arm tension and anti-rattle. I had to use the original anchors and posts, else the body would need a fill/drill for the new posts. The bridge is working properly with the original ESP/Gotoh/Sinclair posts. Due to my tremolo stabilizers, sure claw, and floyd red 3x spring tension, this bridge works best with a bit of an down-angle on the base plate. But action is good, pull-ups are available, and tuning is stable. Whatever issues previously observed with the finish, seen by another reviewer a few years ago, are not present in the one I received. This bridge is beautiful. My only gripe is that the tool I have for setting the intonation does not work with this bridge. The fine tuners are at an angle with this bridge, due to the design of the base plate, and interfere with the use of an SkyScraper intonation tool. I'll have to set intonation the old fashioned way.

  • 5
    Gotoh floyd type locking bridge

    Posted by The Rocker on Jan 7, 2019

    This is the third Gotoh floyd rose bridge I've installed in my guitars. The first was about six years ago and that unit is still holding perfect tune and working flawlessly, and has seen regular daily use. I had zero problems dropping these in as direct replacements. The Gotohs are of the highest quality materials and manufacture. I consider them to be even better than the original floyd rose. Philadelphia Luthier Tools seems to have the best prices on them as well.

  • 3
    You Get What You Pay For.

    Posted by GP on Aug 31, 2015

    It works, but at only just over $100 - the quality is not there. It is poorly finished, the worst I have seen of a Japanese made, or Korean made tremolo. In fact the Korean licensed Floyd Rose (black) tremolos I am replacing, are finished better than the Gotoh GE-1996T. You can't beat a tremolo like this for $110, just keep in mind that the finish is poor. I say this after purchasing 1 & 4 more without ever seeing them in person. All 5 have the same poor finish, like they were just taken out of a casting or press and then plated without cleaning up the edges & face of the tremolo plate. Other than that, they work fine.


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