Gotoh GE101Z model electric guitar stop bar tailpiece with metric thread posts
Made in Japan
- Gold plated
- M8 x 1.25 thread (metric 8mm diameter)
- Suits Epiphone & many other brands
- 3-1/4" (82mm) Post spacing
- Includes mounting studs & bushings
- Combine with a tunematic bridge
Stop bars have studs (posts) and bushes either with an imperial 5/16" or 8mm thread. While these two sizes look almost identical the metric studs will not fit an imperial bush and vice versa.
Gibson guitars are always fitted with imperial studs and Epiphone are fitted with metric studs. Most other Asian made guitars are fitted with metric studs. Other brands of guitars from the USA and the rest of the world may have either metric or imperial studs.
The diameter of the bushes is the same for both metric and imperial bushes so it is also possible to replace the entire stud and bush from metric to imperial or vice versa. This requires removing the bushes from the body of the guitar which is a more complicated process than simply replacing the studs.
Gotoh guitar and bass parts are some of the highest quality components available. Considering the price Gotoh is an excellent choice for any new guitar or replacement.