Modern Gretsch Guitars

Towner Tension Bar & Other Mods

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I installed a Towner tension bar on my Broadkaster. It allows you to put a Bigsby B6 on thin line stoptail guitars. It seems to really work, so I thought I would share. I also put Grover stair step knobs, a brass plaque, and a gold pick guard so it resembles an early 60’s Country Gentleman.

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An elegant solution indeed.

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I just ordered a towner bar to do this very same thing to my dad’s new 2622 streamliner. It looks great here! Nice work.

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Very nice mods Tom. Did you replace the tuners or did the Grover stair step buttons fit onto the stock Gotohs?

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Hi JohnsGretsch, The stair step buttons were a direct replacement for the stock Gotoh. They have the same exact shape inside, which surprised me. You have to use the longer screws supplied though. I could only find them at Black rider guitars. There are also stair steps made of fancy wood etc. available elsewhere.

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Thanks for showing-and-telling on the Towner-Bigsby mod. It's very encouraging!

Paul/FF909

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Question guys... Really nice Towner install btw? Did you need to replace your bridge studs to Metric in order for it to fit? I want to do install Bigsby Mod to my Falcon, which is CS version, so Christian Towner was uncertain if I needed new bridge studs. Too tricky to measure accurately without taking it apart


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