JLD Bridge Doctor

JLD Bridge Doctor

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JLD Bridge Doctor Screw mount

Screw mount

Item # 3694
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$22.50

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JLD Bridge Doctor Brass pin mount

Brass pin mount

Item # 3695
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JLD Bridge Doctor

About This Item

• Enhances volume
• Flattens 'bellied' soundboards

A unique solution to a common bridge problem, this spruce device attaches beneath a guitar bridge. An adjustable spruce "pressure post" rests against the tail block, providing leverage to flatten the soundboard.

The spruce block is 3/4" x 1-5/8" x 3-3/8" tall. The 1/4"-diameter tension rod is 9" long. The mounting post has three different positions to accomodate a variety of bridge styles.

Screw mount: This spruce device attaches beneath the bridge via an inlaid screw (a white pearloid dot is included to hide the bridge screw). An adjustable spruce pressure post rests against the tail block, providing leverage to flatten the soundboard. Better bridge contact and alignment can also enhance sound projection.

Brass pin mount: The pin-mounted version of the JLD Bridge Doctor attaches beneath the bridge using a threaded brass bridge pin. The strings mount horizontally through the tops of the matching brass bridge pins (included).

StewMac Tech Tip: We recommend the brass pin mount version for 12-string guitars.

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JLD Bridge Doctor Instructions

How to install the JLD Bridge Doctor in an acoustic guitar.

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5.0

The Doctor is in!

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Verified Buyer


I had my doubts, but after installing it, I'm a believer. My 60 yr. old Tatay classical guitar got a "Tummy Tuck" The belly is gone and the bridge is straight up again. Now if the bridge doctor can figure how I can lower the action at the 12th fret with an already low original saddle... that would be great!

5.0

Works as advertised

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Verified Buyer


I've installed three of these now, and my customers have been very happy with them.

5.0

Excellent fix; used on two of my guitars

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Verified Buyer


Love this product- I first used it on an mid-level 12 string that was starting "to show" in the belly. I had resorted to tuning down a ½ step to relieve the tension, but this affected intonation. I installed the Bridge Doctor and now the deck is flat and tuning is rock solid. Liked it so much I installed one on an old beater, and now it's one of my main acoustics.

The Bridge Doctor is easily installed and it does what it advertises

5.0

Works like a charm

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Verified Buyer


I picked up an old vintage japanese guitar I found for cheap that had a belly bulge, figuring I'd try out the bridge Dr. It already had a hole with a screw through it, so I ordered the one without the bridge pins. Install was easy and now the guitar sounds absolutely amazing. I was skeptical as to whether it would be a positive or negative impact on tone, but as it turns out it mainly served to increase the sustain and volume, to the extent that the notes really do seem to hang in the air for ever. I'd recommend it to all who consider it!

5.0

This saved my first guitar!

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Verified Buyer


I received my first guitar as a gift from my uncle 40 years ago. I recently took that guitar to a luthier and was told that it made no sense for me to pay him to fix the bulge (unless i wanted to spend a lot of money for purely sentimental reasons). Then, I stumbled on this product. My old guitar now has a flat top and i really think it sounds better than it ever did! It was money very well spent.

I do suggest something like a drill press for making the holes, i wish i had done a little better on the cosmentics. My 1/4" hole got a little oblong.

5.0

jld bridge doctor

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Verified Buyer


I have a 42 year old El Degas guitar that I have again started to play.The top has bellied a little leaving the action a little high.I worked down the bottom of the bridge saddle as far as I dared but still wanted a little more. So I purchased a bridge doctor and it got me rest. Plays good changed tone a little but all in all it worked. Great product for the price.
Thanks

5.0

Bridge Doctor

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Verified Buyer


Excellent, Someone brought me a guitar that the bridge had come unglued and the top delaminated as well and the top was bulged up behind the bridge.I am a woodworker not a Luthier however as it was an inexpensive factory guitar I agreed to try. After re-gluing the bridge and adding some needed moisture I installed the Guitar Doctor. It proved better than I had hoped. What was junk was now a decent beginner guitar. Thanks, G.D. Please market an Allen wrench to adjust this while the strings are on.

5.0

Perfect Solution

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Verified Buyer


I picked up a 1972 Epiphone with a bolt on bridge. It had some belly bulge and the bridge and saddle was leaning forward. The bridge had been glued down at some point. So it was bolted and glued. Other wise the guitar was in great shape. Rather than possibly causing major damage trying to remove it I chose to use the bridge doctor. Now 95% of the bulge and bridge lean is gone. Perfect solution to keep an older guitar working great.

5.0

Did the job!

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Verified Buyer


This is an easy way to rotate the bridge back to original position and reduce deflection of the soundboard.

5.0

Area 51 Technology?

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Verified Buyer


I've been using the JLD bridge doctors for about ten years and they work great. I ordered my first bridge doctors directly from the Roswell, NM "inventor". It is such a leap forward for guitar repair it may lead one to speculate that this is recovered technology from the 1947 crash.

Happy playing! - Steve

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