Black Strat Style Super Short 4-1/4" Tremolo Arm For Sale


Custom Length Stainless Steel Tremolo Arms For Fender Stratocaster Style Guitars
Will fit American Standard & Vintage Strat's, Mexican Strat's, Japanese Strat's & Squier Strat's or any guitar that uses 10-32,5mm or 6mm attachment threading.

The featured tremolo arm is the 4¼" DG style length.

Custom manufactured to the same length specifications as DG's Black Strat's shortened 4¼" tremolo arm.

Pictured above is a representation of the featured 4¼" shortened tremolo arm.

The upper arm shown above is how the 10-32 American Strat, 5mm Mexican Strat, 5mm Japanese Strat and 5mm Squire Strat arms are manufactured. The lower arm is how the larger 6mm Squier Strat arm is manufactured without a plastic tip. The 6mm arm is much thicker and feels very nice and smooth with the rounded tip end instead of the traditional plastic tip.

Our tremolo arms are custom manufactured for the Fender Stratocaster guitar from Precision Ground 303 Stainless Steel.The Precision Ground finish provides a very smooth and clean appearance and the 303 grade stainless steel offers strength, durability and excellent machinability to produce clean and accurate threading.Each of these tremolo arms offered here are threaded at the attachment end. Custom manufactured in Stockton, California USA.

Important points of reference for selecting the correct tremolo arm style and length:

  • The standard Fender Strat tremolo arm is 6" in length.
  • The standard Squier Strat tremolo arm is 7" in length.
  • David Gilmour's tremolo arm is published in Phil Taylor's book "The Black Strat" as custom shortened to 4¼" in length.
  • These tremolo arms WILL NOT fit the American Deluxe Strat guitars, they use a pop-in tremolo arm.
Selecting the correct attachment threading "STYLE" for your guitar:
  • STYLE 1: These tremolo arms will fit the American Standard Strat with the 2-point synchronized tremolo bridge or any vintage American Strat bridge that uses a 10-32 threaded tremolo arm. Select your plastic tip color below. This is the Default tremolo arm you will receive if you do not specify otherwise.

  • STYLE 2: These tremolo arms will fit the Mexican, Japanese, and the Squire Strat's that use the 5mm metric threaded tremolo arm (M5 x .8). Squier describes their 5mm tremolo arm as the "Smaller Thread" version.Select your plastic tip color below. Make sure you mention that you want a 5mm tremolo arm at the time of checkout.
  • STYLE 3: These tremolo arms will fit the Squier Strat with the larger 6mm threaded tremolo arm.Squier describes this larger tremolo arm as having "Large Threads" which is 6mm metric threading (M6 x 1.0).These 6mm arms will NOT have a plastic tip due to the larger diameter of the arm does not allow the traditional plastic tips to fit.Instead the tremolo arm will have a rounded and polished arm tip just like the American Deluxe Strat pop-in arms. A nice modern alternative approach to the tremolo arm style. Make sure you mention that you want a 6mm Squier tremolo arm at the time of checkout.

  • If you are unsure as to the correct tremolo arm attachment threading on your guitar we may be able to assist or you may need to consult the manufacturer to determine the correct tremolo arm threading, but ultimately it is your responsibility to know which is the correct tremolo arm for your guitar and place your order accordingly.

Selection Options

Three different attachment threading options:

  • STYLE 1: American Strat (UNF 10-32 threading) [ Default ]
  • STYLE 2: Mexican, Japanese or Squier ("Smaller Thread") Strat's (5mm threading)
  • STYLE 3: Squier by Fender Strat (6mm threading) "Large Thread" (no plastic tip)

Right or left handed versions:

  • Right handed [ Default ]
  • Left handed

Three different length options:

  • 4¼" DG Black Strat style shortened length [ Default ]
  • 5¼" Intermediate length
  • 6" Standard Fender length

Six different plastic tip color options (see photograph below): (not applicable to the 6mm Squier arm, they will not have a plastic tip)

  • White [ Default ]
  • Black
  • Cream
  • Vintage Cream
  • Mint Green
  • Parchment

IMPORTANT - READ THE FOLLOWING...

*** [ Default ] = This is the style of tremolo arm you will receive without selecting any other option, you do not need to do anything other than place your order, submit your payment and you will receive the Default style tremolo arm. If you want any of the different options listed above you MUST describe them in the message box during checkout. Please do not email us after submitting your payment requesting to change your order, it is very likely that your tremolo arm has already been packed and shipped. We process all orders very quickly.

You may order as many tremolo arms as you want in different lengths, threading styles and tip colors in a single purchase, just select a quantity greater than 1 and mention the different options you want for each tremolo arm.


Below is OverDrive Custom Guitar Works' Black Strat Project with our 4¼" Short Stainless Steel Tremolo Arm and our Custom Black Strat Fully Loaded Complete Pickguard Assembly.

For complete project details you can view it on the Black Strat Project Page at OverDrive Custom Guitar Works.

Purchases made from outside the United States may be subject to additional costs such as duties, taxes, and customs clearance fees and are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

This item is not endorsed by David Gilmour and is only referenced and described in Phil Taylor's book "The Black Strat" and as similar in style and length that is used on his Black Strat guitar.
This item is not endorsed by Fender Musical Instruments Corp., it is offered as a similar style custom replacement part for your guitar.


Fender®, Strat® and Stratocaster® are registered trademarks of the Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
OverDrive Custom Guitar Works is not affiliated with Fender Musical Instruments Corp.

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