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By popular demand, we have upgraded our new Stoptail bridge!

You asked for it, so I figured out how to make it! MannMade USA recently announced the release of our Intonatable Stoptail bridge. I received a lot of positive feedback on this, however lots of players asked if I could provide pre-slotted saddles. I was a bit hesitant at first, because not all stoptails are mounted perpendicular to the center of the neck. Some of those old Gibson Les Pauls and SG’s had the bridge canted quite a bit! Pre-slotted saddles would not be a good choice for those guitars.

Many PRS guitars are equipped with non-adjustable stoptail bridges, and it seems like a lot of owners would love to have an intonatable solution. Because these bridges are set pretty square to the neck, pre-slotted saddles would be an excellent option.

So we did it! Not only did we slot the saddle, we also made it thicker… for more mass… better tone… more sustain…

The saddles, screws, studs and stud wells are all machined from solid brass billet and left unplated for better tonal transfer. The bridge itself is precision CNC machined from aircraft grade aluminium. It comes in a several finishes.

After installing the prototype on to my 2010 PRS McCarty Dallas Shootout edition, I was amazed how good it sounded!


StopTail-5 StopTail-10
StopTail-20 StopTail-15StopTail-21



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  1. Peter StubSeptember 26, 2015 at 6:46 PMReply

    Which bridge would you recomend for my PRS Mira 25th anniversary
    Best regards

  2. Kevin GDecember 3, 2015 at 4:22 PMReply

    For sustain and comfort while palm muting, would you recommend the USA PRS wraparound tailpiece, or the Mann intonatable bridge?

  3. NGD PRS McCarty Korina/Braz - PRStalk.comFebruary 4, 2016 at 6:09 AMReply

    I’m officially keeping her, having my go to guitar guy patch up the war wound, and ordered a J. Mann / MannMade USA adjustable wraparound bridge in polished aluminum, nickel strap pins, clear/black knobs and a few other odds and ends and am going for a hybrid hardware look.

    My main concern with the chip isn’t looks, or even resale value….I don’t buy guitars to flip, I try and find keepers, and I usually know in the first 48 hours if one is worthy or not. Most of the gems in my collection are guitars I wasn’t on a particular quest for, more of a right time/right place thing, so I’m mostly concerned with keeping things from getting worse, its not on the face, cant see it playing in a seated position, and in performance situations it will be covered by a strap, so visual perfection isn’t that big a deal.

    Bottom line, after playing her extensively , if I could go back knowing what I know now, but she already had the chip….I would still buy her, and at full asking price if I had to. She is stunning in all capacities , believe it or not she plays and sounds far better than she looks, and IMO that is really saying something.

  4. KellyMay 5, 2016 at 7:42 PMReply

    Will the Mann adjustable stoptail fit the SE 22 standard metric studs or will the studs need replacing?

    • John MannMay 31, 2016 at 7:38 AMReplyAuthor

      Kelly, At this time we provide only US threaded Studs and wells with our 2300 Intonatable Stoptail bridge. We also include the necessady tools and instructions for replacing the metric stud wells.

  5. JohnJuly 30, 2016 at 6:40 PMReply


    I am looking to replace the stop tail on a USA core model MC58.

    Does the stud pieces need to be replaced?

    • John MannSeptember 20, 2016 at 11:15 AMReplyAuthor

      John, No you can use the existing stud wells in the guitar. I do recommend you do use the studs included with each bridge.

  6. Corey McCartneyOctober 14, 2016 at 10:51 AMReply

    Hi, I’m looking to replace the bridge on my PRS SE245. I tried some other options, but they wouldn’t fit. Will this be a working solution? Thank you!

    • John MannOctober 25, 2016 at 9:58 AMReplyAuthor

      These bridges work great with the PRS SE models ! You will have to replace the stud wells, as they are metric. We include everything you need to do the swap.
      To purchase CLICK HERE

  7. RonOctober 24, 2016 at 10:44 PMReply

    I have a PRS Core Mira made in 2008. Looking to buy this bridge for downtuning purposes. If I buy the pre slotted version, will I still need to have the bridge’s radius dialed in by a tech, or will it be right on?

    • John MannOctober 25, 2016 at 9:55 AMReplyAuthor

      You should be good to go with the pre-slotted saddles.
      Buy it on my retail site – CLICK HERE

  8. Mike FrazierOctober 30, 2016 at 2:52 PMReply

    How much is this bridge?

  9. MikeSeptember 15, 2017 at 11:30 AMReply

    Hello, John! Are your PRS SE replacement bridges available with nickle stoptail studs? It is purely cosmetic, I’m just not a fan of the two-tone (gold and nickle) look. Also, is your available date for the stoptail bridges still approx Oct 2017?
    Many thanks!!

  10. John MannNovember 12, 2017 at 8:55 PMReplyAuthor

    Bridges are now in stock !

    • Nick FotisNovember 24, 2017 at 8:15 PMReply

      Any news on a drop-in replacement for metric SE 245 bridges?

      I don’t trust myself or a luthier here in Athens (the original one, not the one in Ohio) to do a good job by changing to US bushings etc.
      The Youtube procedure you showed made me wince (OK, I am a little exaggerating…)

      (man, I am really irritated that they put a non-intonatable bridge in a 700 Euros guitar)

      • John MannNovember 27, 2017 at 8:54 AMReplyAuthor

        Nick, it’s actually quite easy to do. However, if you are not confident, I understand…
        In the next few months we will have metric studs available for our bridges! Keep checking our website for updates. ~ John Mann

  11. TomMarch 25, 2018 at 9:21 AMReply

    Hi John.
    Is it possible to covert my PRS SE EG (Korean, 3 single coils) from the tremolo bridge to a hard tail (as the other version of this guitar came as)? Currently, tuning is unstable. It already has locking tuners and a compensated nut. I do not utilize the tremolo in my playing. Thank you kindly. Tom

    • John MannMarch 26, 2018 at 6:57 PMReplyAuthor

      Tom, Typically these issues are solove-able, but if you don’t use a trem, there are options. It is not typically NOT feasible to replace a trem with a fixed bridge.
      However you can block you trem from moving. Many famous musicians have done this, including Eric Clapton. If you need more help, please email me direct. ~ John

  12. JoeApril 19, 2018 at 9:40 AMReply

    Hi John,

    Quick question: what is the weight of your intonatable stoptail bridge, at least compared to the standard PRS wraptail? I want better intonation for my CU22 but don’t want to add weight to the guitar. Thanks in advance.


  13. Giovanni FerroMay 22, 2018 at 6:52 PMReply

    I need to replace the stoptail bridge of my Godin Empire, because it is not adjustable. I think it is the same used on prs; please confirm that so I put my order.
    Thank you

    • John MannMay 23, 2018 at 9:44 AMReplyAuthor

      Giovanni ~ More than likely it is the Gibson spacing. The correct model # is 2310.

  14. CoryJuly 17, 2018 at 3:36 AMReply

    I have a 2010 Dallas Shootout McCarty. Which bridge would you recommend? Thanks

    • John MannDecember 13, 2018 at 7:53 PMReplyAuthor

      2300 PRS Intonatable Stoptail bridge.

  15. rogerDecember 29, 2018 at 10:59 AMReply

    Do you have a brass colored bridge for a
    PRS Mcarty II Hollowbody?



    • John MannJanuary 30, 2019 at 7:48 AMReplyAuthor


      Yes I can supply that. Please contact me via email or phone.
      Info is on our website.
      Regards, John Mann

  16. MercuryMatJanuary 25, 2019 at 3:44 PMReply

    Hi, I own a PRS Mira (can be 2010 model) in perfect conditions that I’m gonna “improve” with new pickups, wiring and hardware. It has the no-intonation stoptail. Is the 2300 model ok for that guitar? Should I modify the original hardware in some way or it is just a swap between the bridges?
    Thanks a lot!

  17. AdrianFebruary 19, 2020 at 8:42 PMReply

    Hi John, I have a 2005 McCarty. This bridge should be a drop in, correct? Also, every picture I see of this bridge has it setup as low as it can go. Is that the intent of the design? Will I still be able to get a 4/64 string height during setup? Thanks for your thoughts. Cheers.

    • John MannMarch 20, 2020 at 3:27 PMReplyAuthor

      Correct, I want it as low as possible, yet still being able to achieve factory setup.
      ~ Regards, John

  18. ChrisJune 29, 2020 at 6:19 PMReply

    Hi John. Just purchased a new (used) to me 2015 PRS CU22 Artist Package USA with wraparound bridge. No issues I can tell yet but was wondering what you would suggest as an upgrade. Thank you!

  19. Tim HaleyAugust 9, 2020 at 9:59 PMReply

    Hi …

    Just found your website. Just recently purchased a PRS SE “Paul’s Guitar”. Theses are made in Indonesia. What would you suggest for replacing the tuners with locking tuners (Klusen Style, black keys) and replacing the bridge? Thanks so much!


  20. BenAugust 26, 2020 at 7:38 PMReply

    These sound and feel so good it’s ridiculous. My SC absolutely sings now and there are no rough edges. Do you make a tune-o-matic version for LP’s?

    • John MannDecember 22, 2021 at 8:52 AMReplyAuthor

      Thank you! Look for tune-a-matics in 2022 Q1

  21. RichApril 30, 2021 at 5:18 PMReply

    I’d like to replace the bridge on my Bernie Marsden SE with your Intonatable Stoptail bridge,
    will it fit?

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