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Some repairs that come through my shop are for acoustic bridges who's edges were pulling off the soundboard. This is a simple mistake that could've been avoided simply by shaping the bottom of the bridge to match the arch of the guitar, no matter how slight.


»   National-Style Biscuit Bridge
i-4330 Installation instructions

»   Resonator Guitar Spider Bridge & Cone
i-1530 Installation instructions

»   Bridge Pin Hole Chamfer Tool Instructions
i-0459 Instructions

»   Tune-o-matic installation and set up tips
i-4557 Tune-o-Medic bridge and tailpiece tools

»   Bridge fitting for archtops
i-5046 Bridge Fitting Jig for archtops and mandolins

»   Bridge clamps: practical production tip
Hot rodding your bridge clamps for speed and custom precision.

»   Bridge Pin Hole Slotting
i-5803 Instructions for using Bridge Pin Hole Slotting Saws & Files

»   Quick Cauls

»   Bridge Plate Repair
i-5240 BridgeSaver

»   Thompson Belly Reducer Instructions
i-1380 Instructions

»   JLD Bridge Doctor Instructions
i-3694 Instructions

»   Quick Cauls

»   Correct saddle intonation with The Intonator
i-5245 The Intonator: For Acoustic Guitar Saddles

»   Finding saddle location with the Saddlematic
i-4462 Saddlematic Bridge Saddle Locator

»   Wilkinson Compensated Tele Saddles
i-5071 Installation instructions

»   Compensated Saddles for Telecaster
i-5167 Installation instructions

»   Saddle Routing Jig Instructions
i-4043 Set up

Fitting an archtop bridge, easily and accurately

>Fitting an archtop bridge, easily and accurately

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Did you ever try to fit a bridge to an archtop guitar or mandolin? (Or a violin?) This week Dan Erlewine shows how it’s done with sandpaper and a bridge-fitting jig.

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