I am really interested into the bridge of this Les Paul. So far I have not seen such a bridge. Unfortunately I could not find the name of the guitarist. The music video can be found here.

Guitar Click on the image to enlarge.

What are the features of this bridge and are there other guitars that have the same?


This bridge is a Washburn Wonderbar system, as used by Ace Frehley during his Washburn endorsee years. He subsequently had one fitted to his Les Paul during that time, my belief is this is a guitar owned by a fan looking to emulate his Les Paul - the 12th fret inlay is that of the Epiphone signature model from the 90s which Ace has never played live.

  • Thank you! Thats the name of the bridge. Also thank you for the information where the inlays come from.
    – Gerret
    Jul 22 '15 at 8:40

That is relatively rate for a Les Paul, as most have fixed bridges, but that is a Floyd Rose Licensed Tremolo. Edit (actually, on closer inspection, it is not a Floyd Rose but some other type) - a device to allow you to change the tension, and hence pitch, of all six strings at once.

It is a logical development of the old Fender trem, and it can cope with a lot more rough handling, and dramatic pitch changes, both up and down, unlike the Fender trem.

Have a look at any Steve Vai videos to see what can be done with one.

  • I also do not think that it is a Floyd bridge because such a bridge has the half size of the one in my picture. Nevertheless, there has to be something more special to this bridge because otherwise a "simpler" Floyd bridge would be the better choice. I am really interested into the name of this bridge! You know it?
    – Gerret
    Jul 18 '15 at 11:20
  • One of my Kahler trems is similar in size, but it isn't a Mahler. There doesn't have to be anything special about it - there are a lot of trem variants.
    – Doktor Mayhem
    Jul 18 '15 at 11:36

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