GTB200 pack includes
- Mounting studs
- Body inserts
$55.00 – $67.99
The single cutaway LP style guitar of the early 1950’s utilised a trapeze style bridge, combining the traditional jazz/archtop style tailpiece with a bar bridge that the strings were inserted through, this unit was quite quickly replaced by the stud/tailpiece bridge which remained the standard until it was replaced by the tune-o-matic bridge assembly that added a separate tailpiece to anchor the strings.
Overtime guitar luthiers and players realised that the single combined bridge and tailpiece stud unit was a much better transfer method of string energy into the body of the guitar, and consequently created a more resonant device than the tune-o-matic bridge.
The stud bridge however suffered from the inability to be able to intonate the strings properly due to its design style.
Rethinking the original stud bridge /tailpiece design saw a fixed intonation unit being used throughout the 1960’s. This unit was cast with a raised intonation line across the top of the bridge and could be further adjusted via the two grub screws inserted at the rear of each claw of the bridge.
While a great solution for the time, the development of a multitude of string gauges and the replacement of the wound G string to a plain G string, in many cases meant that the newer developed stud bridge was not fit for purpose.
Being a big fan of the original stud bridge/tailpiece unit, Trev Wilkinson knew that he could develop a better way to intonate and created the GTB100 stud bridge/tailpiece to offer all the benefits of the original in sound and tone transfer with added benefit of a movable intonation point for the G and B strings.
While the GTB100 is the ideal choice in many situations for a intonatable stud mount bridge/tailpiece, the string market has seen a huge amount of varying gauge string sets and composition of strings being made available.
With the GTB200 original Wilkinson design bridge we give you a second moveable/intonatable element covering the D and A strings.
Now with two lockable intonation sections on your bridge you are guaranteed to be able to cope with any string gauge you can throw at your Wilkinson GTB200 stud mount bridge/tailpiece with no reduction in resonance and tone.
Just like our GTB100 the GTB200 is beautifully crafted from Zamac 3 and has all the little but important differences you expect from a high quality Wilkinson product.
$55.00 – $67.99