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Reinstate ABR-1 bridge posts??

Mickzep

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Jun 29, 2018
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Hey guys,

Any idea how I can reinstate the vintage abr-1 on my 1966 ES-335?

The previous owner installed a Nashville bridge and inserted conversion bushings.

Are there any bushings available that will accommodate the vintage posts?

Thanks
 

Mickzep

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Jun 29, 2018
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I have the original abr and posts and would like to use them without plugging the guitar and drilling.

Cheers
 

latestarter

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Nov 9, 2009
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Shoot over to Philadelphia Luthier Tools and search for Conversion Posts. Choices are threaded or standard…both allow for drop in ABR.
 

Wilko

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Mar 11, 2002
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I use conversion posts. Plugging the holes is your only other option.

(I suppose you could tap out a threaded rod, but there isn't much meat to work with.)
 

DonnRowe

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Nov 5, 2019
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Nashville to ABR1 conversion bushings allow for an ABR1 threaded post and bridge.
 

EFLOW

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Jan 21, 2006
Messages
567
Hey guys,

Any idea how I can reinstate the vintage abr-1 on my 1966 ES-335?

The previous owner installed a Nashville bridge and inserted conversion bushings.

Are there any bushings available that will accommodate the vintage posts?

Thanks

Use Faber® iNsert™ Studs , this is the perfect solution, read this : https://www.faberguitar.com/iNsert-...uds-7mm-6-32inch-BRASS-nickel-plated-glossy_1

Faber® iNsert™ Studs with Gibson ABR-1, 6-32inch upper threaded posts and guitar body make one, this is an upgrade (y)

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