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    Hi action on ES-!F - Solution

    After using the ES-1F for a while I realized the action was too high and was unable to adjust the neck etc. to get it low enough.
    I eventually found this Goldo Lowrider bridge. I needed adapters shown for the smaller bridge pins.
    Fitted it yesterday and got action down to the Gibson ES specs.
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    Thanks Greg, I'm glad you found a fix for your problem and I am sure others on the forums will appreciate it. Thanks for the heads-up.

    rob

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    Interesting. Im going to keep that one in mind


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    Thanks, Greg. Do you have to go string-thru to make this work?

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    No, it's just a low profile Tune-o-Matic style bridge. It's got the smaller US post holes, so you need additional adapter posts for fitting it in the 8mm inserts that come with the PBG kits and most Asian-made guitars such as Epiphones etc.

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    Simon, you are the encyclopedia of guitar builds. What do you suggest for the post adaptors?

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    Clarification, please. Does the Goldo Lowrider include both bridge tail piece and saddle of the Tune-o-matic? I only see the saddles in the posted photos, and if I replace only the saddles, the strings will be riding too high. I need to lower both saddles and bridge. Thanks.

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    Hi XP
    Check out my build diary as I put the same info on there. There is more information.
    I created this post as well because I though it was important enough as there has been a few comments about high ES's and members may not have been interested in the diary alone.

    Link is https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.a...ad.php?t=10604
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    Build #4 - Scratch SG - Qld Mahogany - In Progress
    PBG#3- - ES-1F - kit electronics (Dec 2020)- upgrade if I can do it justice
    PBG#2- - STA-1 Ash w black upgrades GOTM June 2020
    PBG#1- LP-1MQ http://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au...ead.php?t=6378
    Acoustics -Washburn WD18SW
    - Maton Australian EA80C
    Electric - Magnum pseudo Stratocaster - upgraded with PitBull bits - 2020

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    Quote Originally Posted by XP Rider View Post
    Simon, you are the encyclopedia of guitar builds. What do you suggest for the post adaptors?
    Goldo do their own, but they are quite common, you just need to know what you are looking for. E.g. Kluson make some https://www.kluson.com/kluson-usa-me...s-details.html

    The Goldo kit comes with US Gibson-sized posts and adjustment wheel, so you you just re-use the existing wheels with the new posts.

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