how hard is it to install a bigsby? is there anything else i would have to do to the guitar? would there me any downside to having one put on?
Let me direct you to my thread: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1164925

I absolutely love it, best decision ever. I highly recommend the Vibramate (short tail model) so it'll install in a jiffy. The only downside is that restringing takes a while unless you use a capo to hold the strings in place mid-neck while you wing them. Made my life so much easier.
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