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Bridge Buying Guide

Find the answers you need prior to buying an EverTune bridge.

Will EverTune fit my guitar?

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.

Video Demonstration

If you would like to know more, this video is very helpful:

Other considerations:

There must be solid wood around the bridge area. On 99% of electric guitars this is the case.

There must be solid wood around the bridge area to install an EverTune bridge

What if there isn't enough wood? What are the possible exceptions?

Certain guitars aren't recommended, such as Jazzmasters (not enough wood is removed to fill the hole left by the trem pocket) or Gibson ES330s (nothing solid to which attach the bridge). Chambered guitars are also unsuitable candidates unless you know the chambering is not at a support point.

There must be solid wood around the bridge area to install an EverTune bridge.  Certain guitars aren't recommended

Which model should I get?

Measure the string height at the bridge:

if it is under 1/2 inch (13mm), then it usually is the F & T model.

The F and T model are identical EXCEPT that the T model has the plate of metal that wraps around the bridge pick up (like a standard Fender Telecaster bridge does).

if it is over 1/2 inch (13mm), then it is the G model.

Pickup placement determines if the G model standard or G model long should be installed. Find out more below: G model long versus G model standard: what's the difference?

Note: the guitar shape isn't the determining criteria for which model should be selected. The only criteria is the string height at the bridge.

To illustrate this point, shown below are two modern T style guitars. Neither has traditional single coils, nor the traditional plate of metal at the bridge pickup. The string height was the determining factor for both, and thus a G model was installed on the Charvel due to the neck angle.

  • Fender Jim Root Telecaster

    F Model installed in-house on a Fender Jim Root Telecaster.

  • Charvel Joe Duplantier San Dimas

    G Model installed on Joe Duplantier's personal Charvel San Dimas.

Can I install this myself?

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.

EverTune Template Sets

In the case of routing the pocket manually, we do sell template sets that are complete with all the tools needed for the installation.

EverTune template sets

Make Your Own Templates

We also have available files of the pocket dimensions and of the bridge dimensions for each model of bridge for those who want to make their own templates or program the pocket via CNC.

F model route

Installation Videos

We also provide videos for the F&T model and G model installation.

Installation Videos

Guitars with a tremolo pocket

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).

Plugged tremolo pocket

Guitars with a TOM-style bridge

Please note that when replacing a Tune-O-Matic bridge with an EverTune G model bridge, the original studs and their anchors will have to be pulled and refilled by the installer (using wood extracted from the bridge area during the EverTune install). Some slight installation marks will be visible after installation at the sides of the bridge.

Plugged tremolo pocket

EverTune Installation Program

Otherwise, you can have your bridge installed through our Installation Program.

Meticulously quality controlled and set-up by the people who designed the revolutionary bridge system.

EverTune Installation Program

Third Party Installers

To have someone else install in your area, see our directory of installers.

Third Party Installers

G model long versus G model standard

What's the difference? The only difference between G model standard and G model long is the length of the plate between the dotted blue and red lines.

  • G model standard

    G Model standard.

  • G model standard

    G Model long.

Pickup Placement and Faceplate Selection: 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.

How To Measure: The diagram to the rightbelow 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.

Establishing G model standard vs long

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 the standard G model.

if it is longer than 0.55 inches (14mm), then please order the G model long.

Video Demonstration

The video to the rightbelow shows how to find the ideal scale length point.

Triming the G long faceplate flush with the pickup bezel

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.

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