The Bigsby vibrato tailpiece is a type of vibrato device for electric guitars.
The top mount allows musicians to bend the pitch of notes or entire chords with their pick hand for various effects. The Bigsby Vibrato was the first successful design of what is now called a whammy bar or tremolo arm, although vibrato is technically correct term for the musical effect it produces.
Bigsby is always thinking about style, tone, and vibe. So no matter the stage, you're always ready for one more song...especially from some of our Bigsby artists!
known as "Mr. Guitar"
Chet Atkins is synonymous with Gretsch and Bigsby. An international guitar sensation, he is the recipient of at least thirteen Grammy’s and nine Country Music Association Awards.
Keith Richards is a founding member of the Rolling Stones and one of the greatest guitar players and rock-n-roll personalities of all time.
The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather
Jack White has set himself apart with this unique guitar playing style, writing technique, and love for the analog recording process.
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That special music industry gathering time of the year is almost upon us! NAMM is just around the corner opening on Thursday January 24 and running through Sunday the 27th. Returning to the ample Anaheim Read more…
December 12th 2018 marks what would be the 119th birthday of Paul Adelbert Bigsby. When it comes to guitar history, names like Leo Fender, Adolph Rickenbacker, and Les Paul may be more widely known, but Read more…
After decades of calling the Arlington Convention Center home, the newly named Amigo International settled into its new home at the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall. The gigantic venue was a great platform for Read more…
It seems as though Summer NAMM wouldn’t be complete without some sweltering heat interspersed with torrential downpours; 2018 was no exception! Folks kept their spirits high and made the annual event held at the Music Read more…
June 7, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of Paul Bigsby. Although Paul has been gone these past 50 years, his legacy lives on through his innovative ideas and designs, many that have Read more…