Billet T-Bridge


“I’m blown away. This makes so much difference … all the mids are stronger … everything is stronger … bass is super clear and assertive.
I just messaged Tony to put his on. ” -Charlie Parr

The new Mule T-bridge is here! The t-bridge is the direct connection between the strings and the cones in a resonator guitar. Every T bridge since 1927 has been cast aluminum. Which is fine, but not ideal. Six years ago I wondered if machining a T-bridge out of a higher quality billet would improve the sound of the instrument. But I needed a willing machinist- I needed Dan “The Man” Roznowski. Spoiler alert: it sounds AMAZING. More of everything. It absolutely sings. Spoiler alert #2: It will be a $175 option on future guitars and will also fit previous Mules and tricones from other manufacturers. 

If you have a Mule you will need a new saddle made, the blank is included. The new ones are thicker. You will need your local tech to slot the included saddle to the correct height, as this varies slightly from instrument to instrument. 

This will NOT fit in single cone/biscuit resonators including our Mavis guitar.  

Watch the epic video of the process making here:


Martin B.

Thanks Matt, just going to smash my piggy bank……

Martin B.

Hi Matt,

Do the billet bridges fit National Resophonic tricones?


best regards 



Matt E.

They do!

Jay L.

What’s the shipping time on this?


Will this work in a Mavis?

Matt E.

Mavis are single cone guitars so no unfortunately. 


Looks great, I’d love to hear a sound comparison 

Anton T.

Rhett Schull has a youtube video doing a sound comparison but he only demonstrates it by playing a slide guitar piece.  There is a sound difference in the video, but it's pretty small which might be due to youtube reducing the sound quality.

To his credit, Rhett does mention that he can hear and feel the difference.  He even mentions that he can see different peaks and curves on the sonograph comparison of the two bridges.  His final takeaway was that he'd probably keep the original cast bridge as he felt like he'd want to be able to swap back and forth depending on what he wanted to do with his guitar.

 I'd love to hear a comparison video where we can hear the sound difference for single notes and chords.