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The majority of the instruments profiled on this site were produced by the brands to the left (click for more), although there is also some limited content on the following guitars and amps
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US Patent 4,334,454

Guitar bridge

The patent for this bridge was filed on November 10th 1980, and granted on June 15th 1982. This was, of course, the Top Adjust tune-o-matic bridge, used on a small number of early eighties guitars, most notably the Victory MV and Explorer II models. The inventor was long-time Gibson employee Rendal Wall, who also designed the TP-6 tailpiece around the same time. He put a number of very useful features into this bridge - it is surprising that it was not more widely adopted on other Gibson models.

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