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Since these have a press in bushing, I'm wondering if these will fit on a Nashville post ? Are they even selling these yet ?
 

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Since these have a press in bushing, I'm wondering if these will fit on a Nashville post ? Are they even selling these yet ?
Good question...... if they fit the 2012 and newer Nashville posts they won’t fit the older than 2012 Nashville posts without a lot of slop.

2012 and newer are bigger posts than older models.

Or they may have their own sized posts.

Or they may fit the smaller older Nashville posts.

I don’t know .... but I’m sure someone here does.:p
 

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Good question...... if they fit the 2012 and newer Nashville posts they won’t fit the older than 2012 Nashville posts without a lot of slop.

2012 and newer are bigger posts than older models.

Or they may have their own sized posts.

Or they may fit the smaller older Nashville posts.

I don’t know .... but I’m sure someone here does.:p
I never managed to confirm this thing about pre and post 2012.

I have nashville bridges from 86, 87, 89, 90, 97, 2003, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. They all fit the same (nashville) posts. Probably another mistery from Gibson randomness along years.

As for the ABR1 they are using these days on USA models, they are standard ABR1 with conversion posts. You can buy those on PLT for few bucks.
 

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I never managed to confirm this thing about pre and post 2012.

I have nashville bridges from 86, 87, 89, 90, 97, 2003, 2009, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. They all fit the same (nashville) posts. Probably another mistery from Gibson randomness along years.

As for the ABR1 they are using these days on USA models, they are standard ABR1 with conversion posts. You can buy those on PLT for few bucks.
Here you go Pier..... the Nashville on the 2012 SG has a larger hole than the 2004 bridge next to it..... I don’t have a USA Gibson newer than 2013 so I could be wrong and they went back to the smaller hole Nashville..... shit happens:cool:

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Yeah... but all those I have in my guitars are all the same. Go figure... (could be only on 2012?)

For example, 1990 and 2017



 

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Yeah... but all those I have in my guitars are all the same. Go figure... (could be only on 2012?)

For example, 1990 and 2017



Very well could be only 2012.... like I said I only have 7 USA models.... 2 late 70s Norlins and a 2004 Flying V, 2011 Traditional, 2011 Trad Pro P90, 2012 SG, and a 2013 Standard.
The rest are Custom Shop Historics.

Of those the SG and the Trad Pro P90 have the larger posts..... the ‘13 Standard has the locking tone pros bridge with the smaller posts.

I learned my ‘11 Trad pro had the larger posts when the Faber ABRN wouldn’t fit and I swapped out for the smaller Nashville posts to fit the bridge....

One good thing is they all thread into the same insert anchors.
 

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all the '13s I've had had the 5mm post and the '15s had the 5mm with the allen key top. Haven't had a '14 or anything newer than '15. Don't recall on the '12 I had, but everything '11 and older had the 4mm.

you can always drill the holes out on the ABR... just saying.
 

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I was told by a friend that all Custom Shop Nashville bridges use the smaller 4mm post and it was only the USA models that got the bigger 5mm post.

I can’t confirm that since the only Custom Shop guitar I have that has a Nashville bridge is a 2011 LPC .... it has the 4mm post.... all my other Custom Shop guitars have ABR-1

Though none of this means anything to the OP. As the ABR bridge he wants won’t fit any of them.... they make an Nashville to ABR specific posts.

I’m sure Gibson sells their ABR-1 .... as for the posts to fit..... I’m not sure....
 
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I did not know you could fit some ABRs and Nashvilles together does it change the tone to have An ABR on a modern style LP :thumb: let me know.Just curious.
 

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I was told by a friend that all Custom Shop Nashville bridges use the smaller 4mm post and it was only the USA models that got the bigger 5mm post.
No idea at this point. I've CS Nashville and they still are the same as those I've on my USA models, and that's pre or post 2012. (the measure above it's a USA from 1990 VS a Custom Shop from 2017).

The only years I don't have/had are 2012 and 2013, so could be they mounted some unique version for those years only (?).

I also see Faber warning users that their ABRN don't fit Nashville from 2012 to present...but I've bought 3 of them, all mounted on post 2012 guitars. It fits like a glove. Maybe they just have couple of different options, and they just throw what they have there, when they build guitars. Or, could be Custom Shop still use the "old" Nashville 4mm, and new USA models use the 5mm. :dunno:
 
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Ok yeah. I was getting confused because I was comparing USA models with CS models.

Seems like CS models are using the 4mm version in any guitar with a Nashville (doesn't matter pre or post 2012), while the USA models are using 5mm from 2012.

I've that larger posts in my 2015. Didn't measured before because you know...2015, who knows what the hell they did there. :rofl:


 

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Have been researching the Calaham version. Cold rolled steel. Heavy: Installed on a Strat absolutely gave it more sustain
Brightened the tone a bit. Never seen the Faber till last night. Interesting Have to think on it some more. I like the screw in post with the locking nuts. Looks like a better system than Tonepros.
 

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Have been researching the Calaham version. Cold rolled steel. Heavy: Installed on a Strat absolutely gave it more sustain
Brightened the tone a bit. Never seen the Faber till last night. Interesting Have to think on it some more. I like the screw in post with the locking nuts. Looks like a better system than Tonepros.
Faber is what i use,... they are pricey but very well made.
 




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