To see if the EverTune bridge will fit any guitar check the thickness like this:
Measure the thickness of the guitar at the bridge.
Measure the string height at the bridge.
Add the two measurements together and make sure that it is GREATER than 2.1 inches (53mm).
In cases where it is very close, the luthier/tech can make a recessed back plate to accomodate the extra necessary thickness, that is up to the customer and the tech.
Also, there must be solid wood around the bridge area. On 99% of electric guitars this is the case. On heavily chambered guitars and guitars with trapeze bridges (some semi hollow bodies like the ES135, etc), sometimes there is too little wood in the bridge area to attach our bridge to.
The only difference between G model standard and G model long is the length of the plate circled in the image below.
The G model standard is made to come right to the pickup bezel of the bridge pickup of a standard Gibson Les Paul. Sometimes, especially on Les Paul style guitars made in Asia, the bridge pickup is placed farther away from the bridge. In this case the long should be used so that the faceplate can stretch to the pickup and avoid any gap.
The diagram below shows the measurement for the standard bridge. To take this measurement, first, we have to find the ideal scale length point and then we have to measure from that point to the start of the bridge pick up bezel.
The below video (take only seconds 9-27) shows how to find the ideal scale length point. If the measurement from the scale length to the pickup bezel is 0.55 inches (14mm) or below as it shows in the diagram then this is a standard G model. If it is longer than please note on the order that it is a LONG G model.
Also note when ordering the long G model the installer will have to trim the front of the G model to fit the length to the pickup bezel. This means the installer will have to cleanly cut aluminum without flaking the plating.
To install an EverTune bridge a route pocket must be cut into the guitar. Anyone who is comfortable with wood working and has a router, CNC, or manual milling machine can make the appropriate modifications to his/her guitar.
When installing into guitars that had a tremolo, the tremolo pocket usually extends passed the EverTune bridge and will be visible as a hole unless the installer plugs it (preferably with wood from the back of the guitar that would be cut out during the installation).
We also provide videos for the F&T model and G model installation. For the G model installation video, please note that some parts of the video show a dated method and obsolete tools. There is a note during this section of the video to refer to the G model template written instructions. The written instructions will always be the most up to date instrucations.
Otherwise, to have someone else install, see our list of installers, or contact us as we will be starting our installation program in April of 2017.