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The Bigsby / Vibrato Arm

 

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As you may have noticed in the previous lesson, the Gibson guitar has a lever sticking out from the bridge. This is a bar you can push and pull to create a beautiful vibrato effect. This particular model is called a "Bigsby", and it's probably the most common vibrato arm used in Country. But there are many different variations on this same basic tool. Strat's often have one too.
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