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Setting the string spacing at the bridge


Issue 248 August 27, 2015



The string spacing on this old Gibson is uneven. Dan Erlewine shows how he made the E-to-E string spacing wider, then located the other four strings with proportional spacing, not equal spacing.
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About the guitar in this video: This 1949 Gibson L-48 belongs to the original owner! He’s now in his 80s, and asked Dan to fix it because he’s going to take guitar lessons. :-)

blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkFixing uncomfortable string spacing
  • checkmarkSanding the bridge smooth and restarting from scratch
  • checkmarkNotching string locations before filing the slots
  • checkmarkUsing abrasive cord, then burnishing the slots

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