Ibex Bridge Clamp

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A sturdy cast aluminum clamp with 1-1/2" maximum opening and 6" throat depth, for gluing a bridge or brace through a guitar's soundhole.

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Ibex Bridge Clamp

Item # 0682
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A sturdy cast aluminum clamp with 1-1/2" maximum opening and 6" throat depth, for gluing a bridge or brace through a guitar's soundhole.

Designed by pioneering luthier Irving Sloane, this clamp works great with our Bridge Clamping Caul.

Recommended by restoration expert T.J. Thompson for use with the Thompson Belly Reducer, when flattening a "bellied" acoustic guitar soundboard.

Product Instructions

Bridge clamps: practical production tip

Bryan Galloup modifies bridge clamps for increasing speed and clamping precision.

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Ibex Bridge Clamp

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Throat too small

By JohnL from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, December 01, 2014

I agree with all the other comments about the opening being too small for most jobs. By the time you have placed a caul deep enough to clear the internal bracing and then placed the bridge clamping caul, it doesn't open far enough. Sure you could 're-engineer' it, but at this price...? I don't think so.

Amost ideal

By GavinB from Perth, Australia
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, October 07, 2012

I have three of these. They dont always clear the braces as comfortably as I think they should. Seems the throat of the clamp should be deeper particularly when used with the associated clamping caul.

Price is a little off.

By Bearded Moose Guitars from Blue Ridge, SC
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, March 05, 2012

There is nothing wrong with this clamp, but after I bought it found the exact clamp much cheaper at a couple of different places.


By DaveS21 from River City Ohio
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, December 25, 2011

This tool worked well for me. Just what I needed.


By doc from southport, nc
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Without getting into specific detail of how we re-engineered this clamp to work in 99% of the bridge glue ups, especially when combined with the #4600 clamping caul; I'll just say;

[1]You will most likely find that you'll need to fit this clamp with cauls of your own to get it to butt up to the bridge plate. [2] You might need to relieve some material on the lower arm to get it to clear some of the taller X-Braces out there, and [3] you'll probably find that the nylon bushing is too large to clear over the average bridge when using a Bridge Clamp Caul..

Bottom line: Make sure your machinist and carpentry skills are up to snuff, before thinking that this clamp is true to it's name of Bridge Clamp.
As is, it's just a decent general soundhole clamp.

I SAY TO STEW MAC: Re-engineer this product with wider arm spacing and add lower arm adjustment screw, or aluminum "clip-on" cauls for butting up to the bridge plate, and you'd really have something!

Not bad, but...

By Steve Salvi from Adelaide
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The first time I pulled this out to use it was with the sister bridge clamp (with 2 screws for the wings)and it was to small for the job. I couldn't get it on so I pulled my out my old clamp and used that instead. I probably could have made a new caul for the underside, but I reckon this is too tight, it should open at least 10mm wider.

Good ....

By Leonhard Augenstein from Germany
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, December 01, 2011

... but a too small opening throat for uses with a bit higher underside block.

a must

By p gaudreau from canada
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 18, 2011

for repair and new project but buy the complete kit for bridge

Great product, but...

By Mark Tripp from Olympia, WA
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, August 05, 2011

This is an outstanding item for using with the Bridge Clamping Caul. But the price is just ridiculous. I discovered after purchasing, I could get the same product elsewhere for less than half the price StewMac charges.

Ibex bridge clamp

By J.C. Moranville from Colorado
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I'll have to disagree with the rest of my guitar making friends. Yep it's durable and can be used
applications. The depth of the throat is not enough especially if your using it's 'Sister' clamping caul!

This item is well made but sure has it's short comings! I'd like the throat opened at least 3/4" so you can attach any underside block for adhering a classical bridge. Stewmac are the 'best' and I know they will, at some point address this products applications.

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