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No-cost tools for shaping Martin guitar bridges


Issue 187 March 28, 2013

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Here are two do-it-yourself tools that I've been using for years to shape the bridges on Martins. I show you how to make one in a jiffy, and there's a free downloadable plan for the other one!
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blankIn this Trade Secrets Video:
  • checkmarkHot Tip! Two shop-made tools for shaping Martin guitar bridges.
  • checkmarkDan shows how to make a guitar bridge platform.
  • checkmarkDownloadable PDF: Dan's Martin Bridge Shaping Gauge.
Dan
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