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TOWNER Screw-less BIGSBY Tailpiece Installation Kits

A traditional Bigsby vibrato installation requires that extra holes are drilled into your guitar, but on a vintage or valuable instrument, that might not be something you’re so keen to do. The Towner system fits many guitars that have a separate bridge and stop tailpiece. It mainly works with Bigsby B3 and Bigsby B6 vibrato units, enabling [...]

By | 2018-01-25T17:06:47+00:00 January 25th, 2018|NEWS|Comments Off on TOWNER Screw-less BIGSBY Tailpiece Installation Kits

BIGSBY B7 Alternative Aftermarket Installation

Christian,   I completed the installation of the Bigsby on my Epiphone Sheraton II and it is gorgeous. Pictures attached. You have my permission to use these photos for promotional or other purposes.  Interestingly, the tailpiece studs were the same diameter as my 1999 Sheratons.  The new ones were a little longer and had better [...]

By | 2018-01-09T12:34:48+00:00 January 9th, 2018|NEWS|Comments Off on BIGSBY B7 Alternative Aftermarket Installation

The Guitar Magazine Reviews the Towner Down Tension Bar

Armed with a Bigsby B6CB vibrato tailpiece, Chris Vinnicombe adds a whammy bar to his ES-335 without drilling the top, thanks to an ingenious solution by Christian James Towner…   Although it’s a piece of hardware that polarises opinion amongst the guitar fraternity almost as readily as artificially aged finishes, for this writer, the Bigsby [...]

By | 2017-10-09T15:17:37+00:00 October 9th, 2017|NEWS|Comments Off on The Guitar Magazine Reviews the Towner Down Tension Bar

GEAR Review by ExclusiveGuitar.net

GEAR Review by ExclusiveGuitar.net Towner Vibrato Guitar System Let's face it, Bigsby Tremolos are a sexy addition to any classic guitar. Not only do they look amazing, but they offer the option of 'true' tremolo (lower and raise the pitch of the guitar). Normally [...]

By | 2017-03-02T14:56:46+00:00 February 20th, 2017|NEWS|0 Comments

Guitar & Bass Magazine Towner Interview and Product Review

LIKE THIS? TRY THESE ... If you want to fit a Bigsby 87 to your ES-335 without drilling holes in its top, another option is the Vibramate V7-335 Mounting Kit £87. The kit includes an adhesive-backed 'Custom Made' plate to cover the stud tailpiece holes. Towner [...]

By | 2017-01-20T13:37:02+00:00 January 20th, 2017|NEWS|Comments Off on Guitar & Bass Magazine Towner Interview and Product Review

VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE INTERVIEW SHOWCASE BUILDER Christian James Towner

VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE INTERVIEW : SHOWCASE BUILDER CHRISTIAN JAMES TOWNER  BIGSBY® Retrofits by TOWNER Vibrato Guitar Systems Founder/President's Name: Christian James Towner San Diego California www.townerusa.com Christian James Towner of TOWNER Vibrato Guitar Systems interview with Vintage Guitar Magazine Necessity is, the idiom goes, the mother of invention. Christian James Towner's inventions stand in [...]

By | 2016-07-30T21:27:48+00:00 July 19th, 2016|NEWS|Comments Off on VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE INTERVIEW SHOWCASE BUILDER Christian James Towner

My Bigsby mod, Just as good or better than a Floyd Rose

My BIGSBY mod, Just as good or better than a Floyd Rose: I was always unhappy with the amount I had to move the arm on my BIGSBY to get the desired tremolo action even though I love BIGSBY's, after an hour of tinkering and thinking I figured out how it all works and came up with an incredibly simple [...]

By | 2016-05-31T16:39:14+00:00 May 31st, 2016|NEWS|Comments Off on My Bigsby mod, Just as good or better than a Floyd Rose

Guitar World Screw-less BIGSBY Installations by TOWNER

Screw-less Bigsby Installations with Towner Vibrato Guitar Systems I founded Towner Vibrato Guitar Systems in 2007. Earlier in 2007, I bought a 2006 Gibson ES-335 Dot and wanted to install a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece. I soon found out I'd have to drill too many extra holes—and the two stop tailpiece stud inserts would be left useless. [...]

By | 2016-05-14T07:02:30+00:00 May 14th, 2016|NEWS|Comments Off on Guitar World Screw-less BIGSBY Installations by TOWNER

BIGSBY B7 Alternate Solution to your BIGSBY Installation

BIGSBY B3 Retrofit Solution, The TOWNER Down TENSION BAR and HINGE PLATE ADAPTOR System allows you to install a BIGSBY B3 vibrato tailpiece without drilling any extra holes in the guitar body and the TOWNER DOWN TENSION BAR provides string control managing your sustain making it a custom setup via the ability to raise [...]

By | 2016-04-12T20:55:02+00:00 April 12th, 2016|NEWS|Comments Off on BIGSBY B7 Alternate Solution to your BIGSBY Installation

Drummond & Hammett DB100 Deluxe Cigar Box Guitar Installed with BIGSBY B3 Retrofit System by TOWNER

Drummond & Hammett DB100 Deluxe Cigar Box Installed with BIGSBY B3 Retrofit System by TOWNER Finally completed and sounding very 60's rock'n roll! Featuring Ivoroid Bound black walnut semi-acoustic body. An Ivoroid Bound maple and black walnut neck with 12" rosewood fretboard. Mother-of-pearl inlays. Waverley open-back tuners, floating roller bridge with Wenge base, Mojo Pickups Gold Foils with 3-way switch. A Bigsby B3, [...]

By | 2016-02-29T05:30:20+00:00 February 27th, 2016|NEWS|Comments Off on Drummond & Hammett DB100 Deluxe Cigar Box Guitar Installed with BIGSBY B3 Retrofit System by TOWNER

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