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    i own an ibanez SZ320 and i'm thinking of putting a bigsby vabrato on it. im not terribly experienced in modding guitars so i'm wondering, is this a bad idea? is there anything i should be worried about? can anyone suggest a size that will fit my guitar and has anyone else put a bigsby on an SZ? any help would be great

  • #2
    I'm planning on putting a Bigsby on my Ibanez AR-250!

    Truthfully, I don't know if one'll fit your SZ though... I think the bridge location is a bit too far back to fit either the B3 or B7, and it's not a flat-top, so it won't fit a B5 either.

    I guess a B5 could work, but it all depends on how "carved" that carved top is. If it's got a relatively flat surface to screw into, the B5 could be an option.

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    • #3
      For instance, a Les Paul (correct me if I'm wrong) fits a Bigsby B7 model, which is the longest... Note the location of the tune-o-matic bridge in front of the Bigs... it's pretty far from the butt of the guitar.



      Now, note the location of the bridge on the SZ...

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      • #4
        maybe something like this. It's a B3 I suppose (on an Ibanez Artist, not mine btw)


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        • #5
          Originally posted by dougbeens
          For instance, a Les Paul (correct me if I'm wrong) fits a Bigsby B7 model, which is the longest... Note the location of the tune-o-matic bridge in front of the Bigs... it's pretty far from the butt of the guitar.



          Now, note the location of the bridge on the SZ...



          If i'm not mistaken, the length of the B7 is just over seven inches. The space between the bar and the bridge should be roughly = to the space between a TOM and the tailpiece. That's about another inch, isn't it?

          So to the OP - crack out the measuring tape.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by snglcoil
            maybe something like this. It's a B3 I suppose (on an Ibanez Artist, not mine btw)




            Gorgeous instrument!

            If you check www.bigsbyguitars.com that is the B5 model, though.

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