'Pyramid' Guitar Bridge

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Old style pyramid contours. Here's a 6-string bridge with sculpted pyramid contours, for building a smaller 00 or 000-size flattop acoustic guitar.

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'Pyramid' Guitar Bridge Ebony

Ebony

Item # 4926
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'Pyramid' Guitar Bridge Ebony, unslotted/undrilled

Ebony, unslotted/undrilled

Item # 4927
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Old style pyramid contours. Here's a 6-string bridge with sculpted pyramid contours, for building a smaller 00 or 000-size flattop acoustic guitar.

It's made of unpolished ebony and measures 6" x 1" x 0.350". Unlike a vintage bridge, the saddle slot (3/32" wide x 2-7/8") is angled for improved intonation, and the bridge pin holes are aligned parallel to the slot. The holes are countersunk and are partially drilled for 2-5/16" string spread. Saddle not included.

Positioning the bridge
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    • Weight
    • 4926
    • 0.061
    • 4927
    • 0.066

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'Pyramid' Guitar Bridge

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Less finished, more work than you might expect.

By M Glickman from Frederick, MD
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 08, 2014


I bought the unslotted, undrilled version, as my little old parlor guitar had a wider string spacing than the drilled one (you would have to be lucky for that to be just right if your guitar is not standard old Martin specs). From reading the other reviews, I don't know if I got a sub-standard piece, but it was evident that it was produced on a pin router, and those grooves from end to end had to be scraped and sanded out, which took some time and reduced the thickness at the edges to barely enough. Like everyone else, I'm looking for a time-saver. For the price, I had hoped for a more finished product and a bit more time saved. Even slotted and drilled, don't expect to be able to slap it right on the guitar.

Saves a lot of time

By jason123 from North Carolina
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, June 06, 2013


Precisely engineered. If you get the model without the holes or slot, make sure to orient the bass side correctly when drilling your holes prior to your compensated saddle slot

Major Time Saver

By Jack Straw Guitars from Prescott, Arizona
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, December 24, 2012


Back in the 90's I had to hand carve these from scratch. I actually got pretty good at it although it was a skill I didn't necessarily want. I refuse to say how long it took.

Perfect Restoration Item

By Martin Pollard from Sussex UK
(Customer's Reviews) Saturday, December 10, 2011


Excellent start point for bridge restoration but watch the quality doesn't drop StewMac. I'm just completing the restoration of 1897 Martin 0-28 and its a real time saver. Like Bruce Herrman I prefer to keep to as close a spec as the original, hence notched saddle. To complete the effect I've found it necessary to produce my own large headed bone bridge pins but really worthwhile I believe.

Good pyramid bridge

By Bruce Herrmann from Carmel, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I've always purchased these un-slotted and un-drilled. The 1 x 6 size is about right. I do some modifications to get a bit closer to Martin's old bridges but find them to be a good starting point when I don't have time to make one from scratch.

In some situations I like to restore the guitar to an original look and will cut the saddle slot straight, non-compensated. I made up a jig that allows this bridge to drop in, set up my router and in two or three passes I have a perfect saddle slot. Adjust it a bit and I can compensate the saddle slot easily. Nice bridge for many instruments.

Nothing like it for the vintage vibe

By Leroy Beal from Mountain View, CA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, December 17, 2010


I used one of the un-slotted and drilled bridges for my custom OO build. Combined with the Golden Age Restoration tuners, it had a real old time look and feel.

Striking Vintage Look!

By Shop Manager from Indianapolis, IN
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, August 17, 2010


A good shop customer brought me a 1897 Style Washburn parlor guitar for a bridge replacement. The guitar was in pretty rough shape, but he wanted it be as close to the original look and playability as it could get.

This Pyramid Bridge is a replica of the original for this guitar although it's a little smaller from bass side to treble side... about 1/16" shorter from the original. In this instance, not a big deal.

What's really neat is that the pyramids look as if they have been hand carved which amped up the vintage vibe and looked completely natural on this 1910's Washburn. After replacing the bridge plate with a piece of the customer's 100 yr. old rosewood (totally awesome), the bridge went on perfectly and looked great. My customer and I could not have been happier with it!



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