Area59' Orange Box Limited Edt. Gibson Nonwire ABR-1 Bridge...Not just the most authentic ABR-1 no this is problably the best sounding Aftermarket bridge, since it have the Area59' Vintage Replica Softbrass Parts....Screw, Saddles, Thumbwheels...please check details of our Single Softbrass Replacement Sets!
Special run...when gone then gone
-Nickel plated
-Vintage Shape Gibson Nonwire ABR-1
-Vintage Shaping
-Vintage Counterbore Postholes
-Vintage Soft Brass Saddles and Screws
-Saddles Type 2 (most common 1959/60') with slightly wider top
-Saddles with correct tolling markings
-Incl. Set of Area59' Softbrass Thumbwheels
-Incl. Brass Bridge Posts (2)
-Ltd. Edt. Aged Orange Box (Copy) incl. Manual Instruction and Vintage style Screwdriver
About Area59' Softbrass Parts... The best Investment for your Gibson!

The Da Vinci Code Project...why old Gibson ABR-1 bridges sound (better) different compare to new ones...????
Everybody which goes deeper into the reseach of the secrets of the difference in sound know (from testing or google) that the old Nonwire ABR-1 bridges and some later Pat.No bridges sound better compare to new ones. There are 3 factors!
1st the alloy (Zamac5) of the bridge itself
2nd the brass screws
3rd the brass saddles
So its well known that its impossible to recreated the formular of the Zamac5 alloy today, this is in case of the raw materials/alloys and the overall production technique used today!
You can came close but nobody can recreate this exact like in the old times! Thats FACT!

A huge factor of the overall sound was the screws and saddles!
And not just the material itself it was also the "FIT" of the combination of screw and saddle!
Since its not possbible to recreate the bridge itself we do a lot of research and testing with the screws and saddles (thumbwheels)....

The old screws and saddles was made of a softer kind of brass (if you check pictures of old ABR1 saddles you see that they often rounded! This was in case of the used over the years and the softer material itself!
We tested over years several old bridges and finally rebuild screws and saddles made of the "VINTAGE SOFT BRASS"...The hard part was to find a supplier which has the knowledge and finally was able to build this parts.
Its not just the softer brass which makes a difference its also the "FIT" of the parts in the bridge itself! If you own an old ABR1 you will notice the bridge and saddles have much more space in the bridge compare to newer ABR-1, here the parts fit very hard, you need to press the saddle and screw into the bridge, this is in case of Gibson change specs, the screws and saddles dont fall out of the bridge. The disadvantage is the screws and saddle cant breath and finally this is killing part of the overall tone.
Now after 2 YEARS reseach and testing the screws arrive some month ago and now the saddles are on the way from USA....

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  • Gibson®New Nickel Vintage Shaped Nonwire ABR-1 with Area59' Softbrass Kit and Repro Orange Box
  • Nickel
  • 2022
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  • United States

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