These bridges are very finely made and would grace even higher- end instruments. In fact, it will be the best thing showing on the old beater I ordered it for...
This bridge was purchased for my ES125 project. I am a learning novice with guitar repair and not at all a luthier. I had bought the tune-o-matic bridge and like the fact that I can intonate it, however, this wood Archtop bridge gives my ES125 a more authentic sound. I intend on swapping bridges occasionally depending on what I am recording. It was hard to make the choice of the tune-o-matic or wood bridge, however if I bought this Archtop Bridge first, I would probably have not gone with the tune-o-matic. My advice is to go with this bridge if you want a sound more conducive to the original design of the instrument. I am not going for authentic restoration and imagine that those who are should go with the wood bridge.
This is not the first time I have use this bridge nor will it be the last.
As always this part will be the final touch to my rebuild of my 1962 Harmony
I'm reworking an old, wrecked Gretsch arch-top. The bridge worked perfectly with very little adjustment.
I just bought a 1966 Harmony Monterey Archtop off of Craigslist. It needed a new bridge. This guitar is SUPER CLEAN. I put the rosewood bridge on it. I had to sand the bottom down to make it work, but that was easy. This made the guitar come back to life. It is so much fun to play this guitar now. Great price, nice built bridge. Thanks StewMac you are the best. Thanks again SLICK
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with a bit of sanding the bridge fit on my epi es-175 perfectly. my guitar now has a warmer sound to it. although i did have to cut little notches in the bridge for the string spacing
Good tone and intonation. Use stick-it on the body of the archtop to match the shape of the top. Make sure you measure if you are retrofitting this bridge with other manufacturers components.
At a local antique shop I picked up a 1963 Silvertone Jupiter. The guitar was in remarkable condition but missing a few parts. The pots are 1/8" and there are about 8 of them and the guitar features a 13 way selector switch. Hard to find that baby. But the big problem, the bridge was gone and not a flat adjustable to be found. With a little sanding, this baby fit the guitar perfectly and looks like it came from 1963. Perfect repair, perfect part. Sales staff was very helpful determining if it would even work. It did!
I've been looking to upgrade my bridge to a tune-o-matic bridge for years.
Problem being that the base is so large on my guitar, none would fit.
So I thought replacing the entire system would be best. Prices I've found range from $120-$180, even on ebay. This one from StewMac solved that, and it works great. Fast shipping. See photo of before and after. This is a great site for do-it-yourself repairs.
This is indeed a very good archtop bridge, the quality is above any others that i've tested. Thanks Stewmac, your quality items are saving me, everyday...
Ps: It looks so much better live than the pictures, it's a really beautiful bridge. Thank you
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