BIGSBY Retrofit Systems

TOWNER Vibrato Guitar Parts BIGSBY Solutions

TOWNER VIBRATO GUITAR PARTS SYSTEMS, Made in the U.S.A., Southern California, are innovative and SCREW-LESS designs for your BIGSBY® Vibrato Tailpiece installations. Products designed to protect the integrity of your guitar and provide an innovative string control device. The DOWN TENSION BAR mounts to the stop tailpiece studs in place of the stop tailpiece and has the ability to be raised or lowered to manage your guitars string sustain.

The HINGE PLATE ADAPTOR is designed to act as a retainer with the button screw placed through the strap button lifting the strap lock button or strap button above the slot through the BIGSBY® B3 and BIGSBY® B7 hinge plates. Enabling easier access to the strap lock or strap button and providing relief from drilling in four extra screws in your guitar body.

Strap lock buttons such as SCHALLER STRAP Locks, DUNLOP Strap Locks and GROVER Strap Locks do not fit between the slot of the BIGSBY® B3 and BIGSBY® B7 hinge plates. But with the very inexpensive solution of the Hinge Plate Adaptor you can install SCHALLER STRAP Locks, DUNLOP Strap Locks and GROVER Strap Locks without a hitch. Lifting the strap lock button above the slot for easy access and perfect fit.

The V.BLOCK System is designed for BIGSBY® B3 vibrato tailpieces to fit on LES PAUL type guitar bodies. The V.BLOCK acts simply as a 1/2″ shim to set back the BIGSBY® B3 spring cup away from butting up against the right stop tailpiece stud or left stop tailpiece stud if you have a left handed BIGSBY® B3 vibrato tailpiece. The V.BLOCK allows the BIGSBY® to lay properly on the guitar body.

TOWNER SYSTEMS are simple, intelligent and innovative designs to support every one of the BIGSBY® vibrato players worldwide from blues, country, rockabilly, twangy surf guitar, southern rock, metal, stoner metal, grunge, psychedelic, shoegaze, garage rock and rock n’ roll.


The Bigsby® mark and Bigsby tailpiece designs are registered trademarks of Fred W. Gretsch Enterprises, Ltd., which is not affiliated with Towner USA • Gibson Guitar Corporation is not affiliated with Towner USA • Les Paul® is a registered trademark of the Gibson Guitar Corporation which is not affiliated with Towner USA

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