Bridge Spatula

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

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Bridge Spatula

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"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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Bridge Spatula

By Saladis Guitar Repair from Staten Island, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, April 24, 2014


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.

Bridge spatula

By Mytch Berdah from France
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 06, 2013


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!

Nice Tool! 

By Tom Krebs from USA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 11, 2013


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!

A necessary tool!

By Steve West from Colwich, Kansas
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, August 22, 2013


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.

Great results.

By Kevin, Chubbuck Guitars from Boston, MA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 30, 2013


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.

Necessary tool

By John L from Kalamazoo, MI
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, April 28, 2013


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.

The best tool for the job

By David Cavins from Columbia, MO
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, February 27, 2013


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

THE tool for bridge removing

By Florian THOMAS Luthier from Bordeaux - France
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, January 18, 2013


This tool is stunning! I used to remove bridges with a narrower spatula and it was often going straight into the wood and not working as it should. This one is wide enough to take the whole width of the bridge in a time and this way it doesn't go into the soundboard. It's thin enough to enter smoothly under the bridge and stiff enough not to twist. The rounded corners are very safe for the polish. Removing a bridge almost becomes easy :)

The tool that I missed

By Pavy Custom Guitars from France
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 09, 2012


Long ago I made a spatula a little like this for fingerboards and bridges off. But it was too thick and stiff and do not work very well. I decided not to use it longer and I changed for what I found on sale. And I've never been really satisfied ... These tools were mostly not wide enough and when they were thin enough they did'nt resist very often the pressure required to penetrate inside the glue joint. With this new Stewmac's spatula, I tested very shortly after I bought it, I feel much more confident now to complete this task quickly and correctly.

Fingerboard Extension Removal

By Sam Michael from Delaware
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, September 07, 2012


I first saw this in use at Martin Guitar Company but they don't sell them so when I saw it available from Stew Mac I had to order one. Awesome for removing the fingerboard extention from a flat top. Thumbs up!

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