Our Line of Compton Guitar Bridges

The Compton Bridges are made from 5 different metals each with their own tone characteristics.
All bridges are drilled with a number 18 drill bit which is .1695 inches (4.30mm). If your guitar bridge holes have a diameter of 6mm please specify this on the order form. Bridges will be slotted by default for 10 ~ 46 gauged strings or will be slotted to your specs. All bridges are highly buffed to a brilliant finish. Dimensions are 1/2 inch (12.70mm) high at the center of radius arc, 1/2 inch (12.70mm) thick and 3-1/2 inches (88.90mm) wide. The solid mass of these bridges is what contributes to the tonal qualities of these bridges. Users of the Compton Compensated Custom Bridges are very satisfied with the performance of this bridge on their guitars. The improvement in tone, sustain and clarity is amazing!
Aluminum Bridge
Brass Bridge
Copper Bridge
Stainless Bridge
Titanium Bridge
Special Bridge

Aluminum Bridge Description

The Aluminum Custom Bridge creates a clean articulate tone and sustain across all 6 strings. Excellent for Country/Country Rock. These bridges will install on Gretsch, Gibson, Guild, Fender and most other guitars with posts spacing of 2.9 (73.66mm) or 3.0 (76.66mm).

The Aluminum bridge is also available to match your fret board radius of 9.5" or 12” radius. We can also match your radius if it is not a 9.5" or 12”. Email prior to ordering.

Bridge Post Holes & Slotting

All standard bridge post holes are drilled with a diameter of .160” (4.06mm, 5/32") and have a 4mm angle milled across the top of the bridge to help improve intonation. If your guitar has post holes that require a diameter of 6mm you must specify this on the order form.

Bridges are hand slotted to your string spacing and buffed to a mirror shine.

How To Find Center of Bridge Post Stud Spacing

Download Printable Radius Gauge for 9.5 inch and 12 inch radius guitar fretboards.

Dimensions

  • Height: 1/2 Inch (12.70mm) at center of radius arc
  • Length: 3.5 Inches (88.0 mm)
  • Width: 1/2 Inch (12.70 mm)
  • Post Holes Diameter: 0.160” (4.06mm, 5/32")

Tone Chamber

Any bridge with a Tone Chamber will have a bit more highs in the tone and have better string separation clarity within chords.

Cost & Shipping

Aluminum Bridge: $70.00 (tax is included)

Aluminum Tone Chamber: $85.00 (tax is included)

USA Shipping: (FREE)

International Shipping: (Add $10 to the order)

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Brass Bridge Description

The Brass Custom Bridge gives a more Jazzy Blues tone with good sustain. These bridges will install on Gretsch, Gibson, Guild, Fender and most other guitars with posts spacing of 2.9 (73.66mm) or 3.0 (76.66mm).

The Brass bridge is also available to match your fret board radius of 9.5" or 12” radius. We can also match your radius if it is not a 9.5" or 12”. Email prior to ordering.

Bridge Post Holes & Slotting

All standard bridge post holes are drilled with a diameter of .160” (4.06mm, 5/32") and have a 4mm angle milled across the top of the bridge to help improve intonation. If your guitar has post holes that require a diameter of 6mm you must specify this on the order form.

Bridges are hand slotted to your string spacing and buffed to a mirror shine.

How To Find Center of Bridge Post Stud Spacing

Download Printable Radius Gauge for 9.5 inch and 12 inch radius guitar fretboards.

Dimensions

  • Height: 1/2 Inch (12.70mm) at center of radius arc
  • Length: 3-1/2 Inch (88.90mm)
  • Width: 1/2 Inch (12.70mm)
  • Post Holes Diameter: 0.160” (4.06mm, 5/32")

Tone Chamber

Any bridge with a Tone Chamber will have a bit more highs in the tone and have better string separation clarity within chords.

Cost & Shipping

Brass Bridge: $75.00 (tax is included)

Brass Tone Chamber: $90.00 (tax is included)

USA Shipping: (FREE)

International Shipping: (Add $10 to the order)

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Copper Bridge Description

The Copper Custom Bridge gives a more jazzy blues tone with good sustain. These bridges will install on Gretsch, Gibson, Guild, Fender and most other guitars with posts spacing of 2.9 (73.66mm) or 3.0 (76.66mm).

The Copper bridge is also available to match your fret board radius of 9.5" or 12” radius. We can also match your radius if it is not a 9.5" or 12”. Email prior to ordering.

Bridge Post Holes & Slotting

All standard bridge post holes are drilled with a diameter of .160” (4.06mm, 5/32") and have a 4mm angle milled across the top of the bridge to help improve intonation. If your guitar has post holes that require a diameter of 6mm you must specify this on the order form.

Bridges are hand slotted to your string spacing and buffed to a mirror shine.

How To Find Center of Bridge Post Stud Spacing

Download Printable Radius Gauge for 9.5 inch and 12 inch radius guitar fretboards.

Dimensions

  • Height: 1/2 Inch (12.70mm) at center of radius arc
  • Length: 3.5 Inches (88.90mm)
  • Width: 1/2 Inch (12.70 mm)
  • Post Holes Diameter: 0.160” (4.06mm, 5/32")

Tone Chamber

Any bridge with a Tone Chamber will have a bit more highs in the tone and have better string separation clarity within chords.

Cost & Shipping

Copper Bridge: $80.00 (tax is included)

USA Shipping: (FREE)

International Shipping: (Add $10 to the order)

Purchase Copper Bridge

Stainless Steel Bridge Description

The Stainless Steel Bridge gives a good clean tone and sustain for Rock and Rockabilly. These bridges will install on Gretsch, Gibson, Guild, Fender and most other guitars with posts spacing of 2.9 (73.66mm) or 3.0 (76.66mm).

The Stainless Steel bridge is also available to match your fret board radius of 9.5" or 12” radius. We can also match your radius if it is not a 9.5" or 12”. Email prior to ordering.

Bridge Post Holes & Slotting

All standard bridge post holes are drilled with a diameter of .160” (4.06mm, 5/32") and have a 4mm angle milled across the top of the bridge to help improve intonation. If your guitar has post holes that require a diameter of 6mm you must specify this on the order form.

Bridges are hand slotted to your string spacing. Stainless will have a highly polished top and ends. The front and back sides of both are going to be a 400 grit brushed finish.

How To Find Center of Bridge Post Stud Spacing

Download Printable Radius Gauge for 9.5 inch and 12 inch radius guitar fretboards.

Dimensions

  • Height: 1/2 Inch (12.70mm) at center of radius arc
  • Length: 3.5 Inches (88.90mm)
  • Width: 1/2 Inch (12.70 mm)
  • Post Holes Diameter: 0.160” (4.06mm, 5/32")

Tone Chamber

Any bridge with a Tone Chamber will have a bit more highs in the tone and have better string separation clarity within chords.

Cost & Shipping

Stainless Steel Bridge: $80.00 (tax is included)

Stainless Steel Tone Chamber: $95.00 (tax is included)

USA Shipping: (FREE)

International Shipping: (Add $10 to the order)

Purchase Stainless Steel Bridge

Titanium Bridge Description - Special Order

The Titanium Custom Bridge has its own unique sound that is hard to put into words. It has been described on Gretsch-talk.com as: "The clarity and complexity of the sound are incredible. These bridges will install on Gretsch, Gibson, Guild, Fender and most other guitars with posts spacing of 2.9 (73.66mm) or 3.0 (76.66mm).

The Titanium bridge is also available to match your fret board radius of 9.5" or 12” radius. We can also match your radius if it is not a 9.5" or 12”. Email prior to ordering.

Due to cost vs. demand, Titanium Bridges are special ordered and must be Pre-Paid and are non-refundable.

Special Order Requirements

Before placing an order:
1. Be sure of your measurements.
2. We must have a minimum of 10 pre orders before having them manufactured.
3. Titanium Bridges are non-refundable.

NOTE: If you are interested in a Titanium bridge you will need to contact me to be added to a pre-order list. Once I have a minimum of 10 requests I will email everyone and send out an invoice for Pre-payment. Order for blanks will then be made which will take up to 4 weeks before I will receive them for slotting and finishing.

Bridge Post Holes & Slotting

All standard bridge post holes are drilled with a diameter of .160” (4.06mm, 5/32") and have a 4mm angle milled across the top of the bridge to help improve intonation. If your guitar has post holes that require a diameter of 6mm you must specify this on the order form.

Bridges are hand slotted to your string spacing and will have a highly polished top and ends. The front and back sides of both are going to be a 400 grit brushed finish.

How To Find Center of Bridge Post Stud Spacing

Download Printable Radius Gauge for 9.5 inch and 12 inch radius guitar fretboards.

Dimensions

  • Height: 1/2 Inch (12.70mm) at center of radius arc
  • Length: 3.5 Inches (88.90mm)
  • Width: 1/2 Inch (12.70 mm)
  • Post Holes Diameter: 0.160” (4.06mm, 5/32")

Tone Chamber

Any bridge with a Tone Chamber will have a bit more highs in the tone and have better string separation clarity within chords.

Cost & Shipping

Titanium Bridge: $135.00 (tax is included)

Tone Chambered: $155.00 (tax is included)

USA Shipping: (FREE)

International Shipping: (Add $10 to the order)

Purchase Titanium Bridge

Special Bridge Description

The Special Custom Bridge gives a more jazzy blues tone with good sustain. These bridges will install on Gretsch, Gibson, Guild, Fender and most other guitars with posts spacing of 2.9 (73.66mm) or 3.0 (76.66mm).

The Special bridge is also available to match your fret board radius of 9.5" or 12” radius. We can also match your radius if it is not a 9.5" or 12”. Email prior to ordering.

Bridge Post Holes & Slotting

All standard bridge post holes are drilled with a diameter of .160” (4.06mm, 5/32") and have a 4mm angle milled across the top of the bridge to help improve intonation. If your guitar has post holes that require a diameter of 6mm you must specify this on the order form.

Bridges are hand slotted to your string spacing and buffed to a mirror shine.

How To Find Center of Bridge Post Stud Spacing

Download Printable Radius Gauge for 9.5 inch and 12 inch radius guitar fretboards.

Dimensions

  • Height: 1/2 Inch (12.70mm) at center of radius arc
  • Length: 3.5 Inches (88.90mm)
  • Width: 1/2 Inch (12.70 mm)
  • Post Holes Diameter: 0.160” (4.06mm, 5/32")

Tone Chamber

Any bridge with a Tone Chamber will have a bit more highs in the tone and have better string separation clarity within chords.

Cost & Shipping

Special Bridge: $80.00 (tax is included)

USA Shipping: (FREE)

International Shipping: (Add $10 to the order)

Purchase Aluminum Bridge

Darren Riley's Compatible Bridge Bases for Compton 2.9 Post Spacing

Darren Riley offers compatible 2.9 Gretch bridge base's.

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How to Find Stud Post Center

To find center of bridge base studs, measure from inside of one stud to the outside of the other stud.

2.9 Inch (3.66mm)
3.0 inch (76.20mm)

Before & After Results

Curtis Kent explains and demonstrates how the Compton Bridge improved the performance of his guitar.

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