Parts For Gibson® & Other USA Made Guitars
If you own a Gibson® guitar, the parts listed on this page are for you. When you click on a product category image below, you will be taken to the product page which is correct for your guitar. However, we encourage you to read through this entire page first, as some important caveats are explained.
The only thing you need to determine is what type of bridge system your guitar has. For example, Gibson® Custom Shop guitars have ABR-1 bridges and the correct “drop on” replacement non locking bridge for those would be the Faber® ABRH bridge. There are other Gibsons that use the ABR-1 system as well, i.e., the LP Classic series up to a certain year, and all others before the introduction of the Nashville bridge system in the mid to late 1970’s. If your guitar is not a Custom Shop, or a LP Classic model, or earlier than the mid to late 1970’s, you most likely have a Nashville Bridge System , and the correct “drop on” replacement non locking bridge for your guitar would be the Faber™ ABRN model. However, if your Nashville equipped guitar was made in 2012 or later, the bridge posts may be too large (5mm upper post diameter, as opposed to 4mm on all earlier Nashville posts) to accommodate the ABRN as a “drop on” replacement. In this case, in order to use the ABRN bridge, you will need to change the bridge studs on the guitar to one of the three types of Nashville replacement bridge studs Faber® has available.
For guitars using a wraparound tailpiece, such as Les Paul Juniors, visit the “Tailpieces” section to see the different types of compensated, adjustable and non-compensated bridges/tailpieces.
The Tone-Lock™ and Tone-Lock™ KIT are for ALL Gibson guitars, regardless of model, or year, of manufacture. Likewise, the Tone-Lock™ MASTER KIT is for all Gibsons, but Nashville equipped guitars will need to change the bridge studs to use the Master Kit. Additional, more detailed information is available on the product details page for each item, in the “What’s This For?” section. In additional, full product specifications are provided at the bottom of the “What’s This For?” section.
Many other non-Gibson® American made guitars can also use these parts, but checking specifications with the manufacturer to insure proper fit is essential. Some important things to check are bridge post hole size, bridge post spacing, bridge radius, and thread pitch of tailpiece bushings. As an example, Heritage Guitars have been known to use both metric and imperial tailpiece bushings. If you find that you have metric tailpiece bushings on your Heritage Guitar, you should go to the Epiphone & Imported Guitars section to purchase your parts. We have also been informed that PRS models S2 and SE use metric tailpiece bushings. All other American made guitars, please check your specs against the Faber® specs listed for each item to determine compatibility.
Additional, useful information is included on each of the product details pages in the “What’s This For” section.