product types: 

  • bridges
  • knobs
  • machineheads (tuning keys)
  • saddles
  • tailpieces


Dave Borisoff founded Hipshot in 1982 in a small industrial unit in California. Borisoff was a pedal steel player - and his first invention was the Hipshot String Bender, which allowed guitarists to bend their B string with a lever actuated at the hip (hence, Hipshot). Next, Dave came up with a D-tuning mechanism for bass players (known as the Xtender). Since then Hipshot has grown into a company with over 40 employees which makes a range of bridges, tuners and other hardware for guitarists and bass players.

Source: Hipshot website (14 February 2022)


8248 State Route 9
14847 Interlaken , NY
United States
New York US