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Bridge Spatula

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Bridge Spatula

About This Item

"I saw this in use at Martin's repair shop 20 years ago, and have wanted one ever since!"—Dan Erlewine, guitar repairman

The right tool for bridge removal!
Super-thin and super-stiff, mounted at a shallow angle in a big block handle. The Bridge Spatula gives you more control when separating a loose bridge or fretboard extension from a guitar top. Works wonders for pickguard removal, too.

  • 0.012"-thin (0.3mm) stainless steel is sandwiched between wood blocks at a shallow angle.
  • Exposed steel is 2-1/2" x 5" (63.5mm x 127mm)
  • Hardwood block handle is 2" x 2-1/2" and 1" thick (50.8mm x 63.5mm x 25.4mm)
  • Thick felt on the underside of the tool handle protects the guitar top and helps it smoothly slide under your work.


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5.0

Expensive but worth double the cost.

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Verified Buyer


I have been using a pallet knife to remove bridges for as long as I can remember. Never again. I bought this with muted expectations. First test was removing a bridge from a Taylor 12 string. This bridge was being removed due to a crack; it was not lifting at all and was very well glued. This spatula made short work of it and I did not need to use any heat. No tear out, no diving into the grain, and surprisingly easy to get started. This is the real deal.

5.0

Usefulness of the Bridge Spatula

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Verified Buyer


I used this tool to remove a deformed fret board from my classical guitar. With the addition of heat I easily and without damage removed the board from the underlying neck. The tool worked very well. Thanks

Dave Scotton

5.0

Easiest Bridge Removal Ever!

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Verified Buyer


Bridge removal has always been a nail biter for me and difficult to do without some evidence left in the form of damage to the finish. The thin, stiff blade of this tool easily gets under the bridge and has a wide enough footprint to prevent pressure marks and scuffs on soft tops.The padded wood handle is tough enough for some gentle tapping with a mallet.
Well worth the money in time saved and clean, undamaged soundboards.

5.0

Bridge Spatula

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Verified Buyer


Used the spatula for the first time on a Taylor. Easy to use, felt protects the finish, pliable but firm enough to do the job.

5.0

Bridge spatula

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Verified Buyer


Great tool! Works perfectly in combination with a mini bridge heating blanket. Able to remove my bridge in 5 min, watch in hand! And then to clean up the mess and glue back my bridge!

5.0

Nice Tool! 

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Verified Buyer


I have a drawer full of re-worked putty knives and spatulas, but this has a nice stiffness and good length for bridge jobs. I did finesse the blade to smooth it out a bit more. I also don't dig the square short handle and had to reform it to my liking. But it is a high quality tool!

5.0

A necessary tool!

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Verified Buyer


This is a handy tool for slipping between pieces that need separating, such as the neck and top or top and sides. The cork bottom helps protect the guitar's finish.

5.0

Great results.

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Verified Buyer


This is easily the best tool I've used to remove bridges. It's nice and wide and just flexible enough to shear the glue joint without catching run out in the top. It makes entry points a breeze. The only thing I suggest is deburring the edges of the knife (w/ fine sandpaper) so you do not score or scratch the finish around the bridge. Highly recommended.

5.0

Necessary tool

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Verified Buyer


Why didn't someone think of this 30 years ago? Its use is so obvious and it serves it so well. The felt on the bottom is a nice touch. Works on fingerboards too.

5.0

The best tool for the job

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Verified Buyer


This really simple tool makes removing bridges so much easier and cleaner than any method I've used before.

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