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sta tune fine tuners

PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:27 pm
by angelo oreilly
Hi all,
Just wondering which sta tune fine tuners will fit the Gretsch CGP 6120, the company sells two types, one for bigsbys made in the US and the other for licenced bigsbys, the US model is in inches the licenced is metric, does anyone know which is the the one on the CGP, given they are make in Japan? thanks for any help.

Re: sta tune fine tuners

PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:03 pm
by Wes Southerland
you need the US version

Re: sta tune fine tuners

PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:01 am
by fhgetrpkr
Answers to all your Sta-Tune questions at this site.

Freddie House

Re: sta tune fine tuners

PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:20 am
by Mike Nye
FYI . . . Bigsby licensed Henri Selmer of Paris to produce vibrato units beginning in the late 50's. They were used on several European made instruments such as Burns, Framus & Hofner to name just a few. These vib units were manufactured from sand castings directly taken from original US made parts, so they're 7% SMALLER that an ORIGINAL US made Bigsby vib of that period. The same goes for Selmer licensed peanut shaped base compensated bridges.

I mention this, as I took a Hofner President with a Bigsby in on trade from an English guy who'd just recently arrived in the US. I cleaned & polished, setting the guitar up with new strings, hanging it up next to an ES335 also with a Bigsby. I walked past the Hofner for months, noticing there was something different about it that I just couldn't put my finger on. One day I took it down for someone to play, when I finally realized that the Bigsby's arm was the same length, but was in a different position in relation to the strings at the bridge pick-up. I then measured the Bigsbys on both instruments, finding the Hofner's Bigsby to be smaller. This was before the Internet was available to the public, so it took me a few trips to the NAMM show to find out that Bigsby licensed products from the 50's - 60's were all pretty much smaller than their US made counterparts, until production halted from the license term expiring.