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Bridge/Fingerboard Removal Knife

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Bridge/Fingerboard Removal Knife

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Bridge/Fingerboard Removal Knife

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This wooden-handled steel spatula has a versatile shape for removing a bridge, pickguard, or fingerboard extension from a flattop guitar.

The tapered blade helps separate the glue seam. It's flexible, so it stays down while you hold the handle safely off the guitar top.

The 3-7/8" (98.43mm) blade tapers .045" to .010" from handle to tip (1.14mm to 0.25mm).

Warm the glued area first, to help break the bond and protect the wood while using the tool. For repair situations when a hot knife is needed, use a hot plate to heat the blade.


Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Using a "swiss cheese knife" to fix the back on a 1923 Gibson

Dan Erlewine's working on great old Gibson L-1 with back problems. The challenge: how to fix this on a budget today, in a way that won't interfere with more thorough repair work in the future.

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3.0

Not for heavy work

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I agree with other reviewers who had their spatulas fold in use. Light, careful use in removing a fingerboard under heat bent mine pretty seriously. It is thin, however, and will slip into some tight spaces.

5.0

Good Tool

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Works very well. For those of you having issues with it being to flimsy well that's kind of the point. It is very thin but that's what you need. Get the glue hot enough and it slips right under.

5.0

Cleanest bridge removal ever

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The shape, size, and flexibility of this knife did a perfect job in removing the bridge from a 41 year old acoustic guitar without a single splinter.

5.0

Great all-around knife

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Handy size, shape, and flexible enough to protect surrounding surfaces.

4.0

Just go easy

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This is not a "heavy duty" tool and should only be used for gentle work. Use the seam separator or other knife for tougher joints. The first one I got, I used a bit aggressively and kinked the end. I was able to hammer it mostly flat again so it still works. Its nice to use once you get a fingerboard free at one end and start working it off. Less likely to cut into the wood than an actual sharpened knife.

4.0

Bridge Remover

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Not the best tool for this. The spatula is a better choice.

1.0

Not your Mothers Olds

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I have loved these knives for years, but this one is too flimsy for the task. The metal collapsed like an accordion with light pressure. It can be used for a nice flexible putty knife though.

4.0

bonne spatule

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j`ai dTcoller une touche sur un manche de violon cela a trTs bien fonctionner mais une spatule taillTe fait aussi l`affaire

5.0

Useful knife for bridge removal

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Good knife for acoustic guitar (and ukulele!) bridge removal. Yes, it's thin - that's the idea. You can slip it into tight joints easily. I don't think I'd use it for fingerboard removal - it's a bit too fragile for that. (See the Stew Mac razor knife for that).

5.0

Bridge/Fingerboard Removal Knife

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A very useful tool.

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