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GIBSON | PARTS | BRIDGES AND TAILPIECES | TPBR-80 STOP TAILPIECE

Gibson Stop Tailpiece

Without adjustment screws

Some guitars fitted with this tailpiece

1973 Gibson Les Paul Custom
1976 Gibson L-6S custom
1976 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
1981 Gibson Victory MVII
1981 Gibson Marauder

This tailpiece was used in conjunction with tune-o-matic bridges on mostly solid body, but also some Electric Spanish guitars, from Les Pauls, and the ES-345TD in the 1950s, through Firebirds, SGs and, at some point or in some variation, just about every other major solid body guitar in the Gibson line ever since. As it was only ever a tailpiece, and never needed to move for intonation purposes it did not have the grub screws behind each post.

Desc. Part #
complete assembly
Part #
bar only
1965 nickel TPBR-80N TPBR-80N-A
gold TPBR-80G TPBR-80G-A
1971 nickel 81509 10135
gold 81510 10134
1977 chrome 81509 10135
gold 81510 10099
1981 not listed not listed

The part number for this bridge changed over the years, summarised in the table left - it was included in 1950s Gibson part lists, but was not numbered. Naturally there has been some variation in this component over six decades, most obviously in plating: either nickel, gold or chrome.

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Late 1920s "TRUJO" Gibson  Banjo Truett- "Patented Pending "TAILPIECE MUTE" RARE

Late 1920s "TRUJO" Gibson Banjo Truett- "Patented Pending "TAILPIECE MUTE" RARE

TN, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$160

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Vintage 1976 Gibson ES 335TD Guitar Walnut Finish with a Trapeze Tailpiece

Vintage 1976 Gibson ES 335TD Guitar Walnut Finish with a Trapeze Tailpiece

Louisville, Kentucky, 402**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$4900

I've owned this beautiful Guitar for 43 years. I have taken really good care of this instrument. Played it more when I was younger. Not so much anymore. One of the best sounding Guitars I've ever played. Frets are in exsquiste condition. Pickups sound great. Walnut finish. It does have some minor very small nicks and / or abrasions. Serial number on the back of the keyhead. The Black Original Hardshell Case in good condition as well. You really have to play this guitar to appreciate the quality... more
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Vintage Gibson 1968 Les Paul Custom Stoptail Tailpiece - Aluminum Featherweight!

Vintage Gibson 1968 Les Paul Custom Stoptail Tailpiece - Aluminum Featherweight!

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$895

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Vintage Gibson 1968 - 1970 Les Paul Custom Gold Stoptail
Rare and correct for that awesome 1966-1970 Gibson LPC Black Beauty!
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Vintage Gibson 1968 Les Paul Custom Stoptail Tailpiece - Aluminum Featherweight

Vintage Gibson 1968 Les Paul Custom Stoptail Tailpiece - Aluminum Featherweight

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$895

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Vintage Gibson 1968 - 1970 Les Paul Custom Gold Stoptail
Rare and correct for that awesome 1966-1970 Gibson LPC Black Beauty!
Also correct for a stoptail ES-345 or ES-355!
This is an awesome original gold plated aluminum stoptail
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Vintage 1950s Gibson ES-175 Nickel "Diamond" Hinge Trapeze Tailpiece ES-175D 56

Vintage 1950's Gibson ES-175 Nickel "Diamond" Hinge Trapeze Tailpiece ES-175D 56

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$795

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1984 Gibson Flying V I with Stop Bar Tailpiece 1981 - 1988 Red 83 - ALL-ORIGINAL

1984 Gibson Flying V I with Stop Bar Tailpiece 1981 - 1988 Red 83 - ALL-ORIGINAL

Lee's Summit, Missouri, 640**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2900


1984 Gibson Flying V 83 I Red w Stoptail!
Get the real thing for only a few hundred more than the reissues! Nice 1984 Gibson Flying V I in Red with stoptail. No Kahler here .! The guitar is all original and features 2 Tim Shaw-era humbuckers that sounds fantastic. The guitar has no cracks as you'll see. These are pretty notorious for having jack cracks at least but not on this one luckily. No cracks! The guitar does have some finish checking and just overall wear and... more
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Vintage 1959 Gibson Nickel Trapeze Tailpiece Complete ES-125 ES-225 ES330 Clover

Vintage 1959 Gibson Nickel Trapeze Tailpiece Complete ES-125 ES-225 ES330 Clover

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$395

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Vintage 1959 Gibson clover "trapeze" tailpiece
This vintage and rare original 50's Gibson trapeze tail is correct for a host of archtops and thinlines from that decade and into the early 1960's.
From the ES-330 to the ES-125, you sometimes even saw these pop up on ES-175's
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Gibson Vintage 1960s ES Trapeze Tailpiece Screw Set 1961-1969

Gibson Vintage 1960's ES Trapeze Tailpiece Screw Set 1961-1969

Mill Valley, California, 949**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$34

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Vintage 1950s  /  1960s Gibson L-5 Tailpiece Gold L-5CES L-5c L5 1959 1958 1957

Vintage 1950's / 1960's Gibson L-5 Tailpiece Gold L-5CES L-5c L5 1959 1958 1957

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1495

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1961-1974 Gibson Barney Kessel Tailpiece Badge Plaque

1961-1974 Gibson Barney Kessel Tailpiece Badge Plaque

Point Roberts, Washington, 982**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$85

1 Barney Kessel Tailpiece badge!
Hard to find Barney kessel tailpiece badge logo.
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Very hard to get a badge for these guitars as they are usually missing.
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Vintage 1950s Gibson Gold B-6 Bigsby Bridge Tailpiece - Es-345 Es-355 LP custom

Vintage 1950's Gibson Gold B-6 Bigsby Bridge Tailpiece - Es-345 Es-355 LP custom

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$995

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This one has been amazingly well preserved, with almost all of the gold plating intact and vibrant as ever.
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Gibson Les Paul Parts Humbucker, Bridge, Tailpiece, Studs Advanced Plating

Gibson Les Paul Parts Humbucker, Bridge, Tailpiece, Studs Advanced Plating

Vero Beach, Florida, 329**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$139

Used Gibson Humbucker pickup and Advanced Plating parts. Comes with API bridge and tailpiece along with the studs and inserts.
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Vintage 1965 Gibson ES-175 ES-175d Chrome Zig-Zag Tailpiece Complete 1966 1967

Vintage 1965 Gibson ES-175 ES-175d Chrome Zig-Zag Tailpiece Complete 1966 1967

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$495

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Vintage 1960s Bigsby B-3 PATENT NO Tailpiece in Nickel - Gibson Gretsch

Vintage 1960's Bigsby B-3 PATENT NO Tailpiece in Nickel - Gibson Gretsch

Tomah, Wisconsin, 546**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$350

Original vintage 1960??s Bigsby B3 ??ex short?? vibrato tailpiece, as used on Gibson Guild, Gretsch, etc. Nice shape, great patina
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Vintage 1965 Gibson Chorme Trapeze Tailpiece Complete ES-335 Es335 ES-335tdc 125

Vintage 1965 Gibson Chorme Trapeze Tailpiece Complete ES-335 Es335 ES-335tdc 125

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$225

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Vintage 1965 -1969 Gibson chrome "trapeze" tailpiece
This vintage and rare original 60's Gibson trapeze tail is correct for your mid to late 60's ES-335 or ES-125t. Used from mid 1965 through 1969.
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Vintage 1965 Gibson Chorme Trapeze Tailpiece Complete ES-335 Es335 ES-335tdc 125

Vintage 1965 Gibson Chorme Trapeze Tailpiece Complete ES-335 Es335 ES-335tdc 125

Chicago, Illinois, 606**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$195

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Vintage 1965 -1969 Gibson chrome "trapeze" tailpiece
This vintage and rare original 60's Gibson trapeze tail is correct for your mid to late 60's ES-335 or ES-125t. Used from mid 1965 through 1969.
Great shape with very little wear to the chrome finish, original strap buttons and screws included!
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1965  GIBSON  FIREBIRD, SG JR. GUITAR COMPENSATED TAILPIECE "TPBR 8513 12809"

1965 GIBSON FIREBIRD, SG JR. GUITAR COMPENSATED TAILPIECE "TPBR 8513 12809"

Bridgeport, Connecticut, 066**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$349

This 1965 Gibson Firebird 1, SG Jr, Coronet wrap compensated tailpiece stamped with the code "TPBR 8513 12809", providing excellent intonation throughout the fretboard. The silver body color, 6-string configuration, and right-handed orientation make this an ideal guitar tailpiece for any rock or blues player. The model is a Les Paul Junior, a classic guitar with a rich history in the music industry. Perfect for collectors or musicians looking for a high-quality instrument

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Gibson Vintage 1960s ES Trapeze Tailpiece Screw Set 1961 1969

Gibson Vintage 1960s ES Trapeze Tailpiece Screw Set 1961 1969

Mill Valley, California, 949**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$34

Gibson Vintage 1960's ES Trapeze Tailpiece Screw Set 1961-1969
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Gibson clover Kalamazoo Cromwell Tailpiece L-1 L-50 1930s

Gibson clover Kalamazoo Cromwell Tailpiece L-1 L-50 1930s

Utica, New York, 135**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$375

Nice vintage condition. Does not come with mounting screws
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1960s Gibson Nickel Wrap Around Compensated Tailpiece TPBR8513 12809

1960s Gibson Nickel Wrap Around Compensated Tailpiece TPBR8513 12809

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 708**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$70

As the story goes, this is a bridge found in the old Gibson Kalamazoo factory. I had a number of these. Four to be exact, but only have this one and one other which I'm keeping. It is not a nice shiny bridge. The bridge has oxidation and a lot pitting in the nickel. It is a natural relic, not one artificially aged. The underside is stamped with TPBR8513 12809. It is missing the intonation screws. Please ask all question in advance to purchasing.... more
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1967 Vox StrollerThe Vox Stroller was the brand's entry level electric solid body guitar, fitted with just one pickup and a fixed tailpiece. Although aimed at student guitarists, it wasn't a terrible instrument, but did lack somewhat in adjustability, having no accessible truss rod and only a floating rosewood bridge. But this example is actually quite an improvement on earlier versions, with a standard 1/4" jack and a solid mahogany body. 1967 price £18 2s. JMI ceased UK guitar production in late '67, and combined with decreasing demand for the Stroller, this surely must be one of the last examples shipped.

1963 Vox Clubman Bass (left handed)

1963 Vox Clubman Bass left handedA nice example of the Vox Clubman II bass, built by JMI in Dartford, Kent in 1963. This is a lightweight bass, short (30") scale and very easy to play. It is an early example, and as such has a thin black scratchplate and side mounted, coaxial output jack. JMI offered left handed examples of their solid body Vox guitars and basses at 10% premium. Production numbers are unclear, but left-handed examples rarely come up for sale

1977 Gibson ES Artist 'prototype'

1977 Gibson ES Artist prototypeNot to be confused with the Gibson ES Artist launched by Gibson in 1979; this ES Artist was an early model designed by the Gibson research and development team in Kalamazoo in 1977, the instruments themselves constructed by Gibson artist Chuck Burge. It was planned for launch as a high end semi acoustic with 335-style construction (central maple block) and innovative circuitry - but was pulled at the last minute, being deemed too expensive. Apparently, several examples were produced with varying specifications, though exactly how many actually left the Kalamazoo plant is unclear. Certainly two guitars were sold to LaVonne Music by Gibson in around 1980. Read more about the development of this guitar, with details from Chuck Burge and the story of it's sale to LaVonne music

1959 Hofner Committee

1959 Hofner CommitteeThe Hofner Committee was a truly beautiful guitar produced in Germany, primarily for the UK market. It was a large bodied (initially 17 1/2") guitar with a carved spruce top, available as an acoustic or electric guitar. By the early sixties the carved top was replaced with a laminate, and although still a very fine guitar, the earlier carved top examples, with frondose headstock (like the example shown here) are far more highly prized amongst musicians and vintage guitar collectors.

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean

1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins TennesseanThe Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, or model 6119 was Gretsch's best selling hollow body of the 1960s. This wonderfully faded example from 1965 was originally Dark Cherry Red, but has turned a mid-orange brown. The original color, however, can be seen underneath the pickup surrounds. 1965 specs: maple body, two-piece neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and Hi-Lo 'Tron single coil pickups. Nickel plated Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.

1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog

1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalogHagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThe President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the new Jaguar.