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Bigsby Merle Travis Handle Assembly Gold


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Vintage vibrato tone and feel from a trusted brand.

Bring back that classic Bigsby sound with the Merle Travis handle assembly. This authentic Bigsby part lets you restore or upgrade your guitar's vibrato to channel the iconic tone and vibe of vintage Bigsby vibratos. The Merle Travis handle assembly is designed to fit most original Bigsby vibratos as well as Kalamazoo series models, making it easy to upgrade your instrument while maintaining the Bigsby pedigree.

Authentic Vintage Bigsby Style and Tone

Get your hands on an original-style Bigsby handle to bring out the true vintage Bigsby sound. The Merle Travis handle shape is a classic "coat hanger" design that Bigsby fans know and love. Made from durable stainless steel, it gives you that bright, ringing tone that made Bigsby vibratos legendary. Whether you're restoring a vintage instrument or just want to change up the look and sound of your contemporary Bigsby, the Merle Travis handle assembly makes it easy to get pure vintage-accurate Bigsby tone and vibe. Thanks to its pre-installed hinge, this handle makes upgrading your Bigsby vibrato hassle-free. Just remove your old handle, attach the pre-installed hinge to the vibrato unit and secure it with the included set screw. With its snap-on design, you'll be playing with your new vintage-style handle in no time. No need to install a separate hinge yourself—this handle assembly comes ready for quick, seamless installation right out of the box.

Fits Most Bigsby Vibratos for Easy Upgrading

Why replace your whole Bigsby when you can just swap the handle? The Merle Travis handle assembly is designed to be a direct replacement part for most original Bigsby vibratos, as well as the Kalamazoo series. That makes it simple to upgrade your guitar's vibrato to get the vintage-style Bigsby tone you want, without having to completely replace the entire vibrato unit. Just remove your old handle, pop on the new Merle Travis handle assembly and you'll be ready to start channeling those vintage Bigsby vibes in no time.

  • Total length: 12.99" (33 cm)
  • Handle length: 12.79" (32.5 cm)


  • Merle Travis “coat hanger” vibrato handle
  • Chrome or gold-plated stainless steel
  • Pre-installed hinge and set screw

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