Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Re: Gotoh GE-1996
I think you'd like the 1996T. I have both a 1996T and an Edge ready to be installed on two build projects and they match very closely as far as dimensions go. If anything, the fine tuner area on the Gotoh is a couple of mms shorther than the Edge, so there shouldn't be a need to re-route. Stud anchors are a bit different though, while the diameter for both are the same, 1996T anchors are 30 mm deep and the Edge anchors are 25mm.
The build quality is nothing short of excellent, in case you were wondering. 1996T also comes with a brass block and there are three block length options (41, 36, 33 mms) I'm sure you know.
Gotoh comes with 360mm bridge radius, so you may have to shim the outer saddles.
If you need any other side-by-side comparisons, let me know I'll try to get them measured when I have a free moment.