Fix an acoustic guitar bridge, or make one from scratch!
Dan Erlewine, the world's best known guitar repair teacher, is your guide to fearlessly fixing acoustic guitar bridges, cleanly and confidently. You'll learn lots of removal and setup tips from an experienced professional.
Never be intimidated again by a flattop guitar bridge problem!
Each DVD is 1 hour.
Dan Erlewine's Bridge Repairs, Vol. 1
Repairing a loose bridge: Martin HD-28
Removing a loose bridge using heat
Cleaning and truing the original bridge after removal
Cleaning and preparing the soundboard gluing area
Efficient clamping setups, featuring Dan's unique transparent demo guitar
Regluing and restringing the bridge
Repairing a loose bridge: Seagull guitar
Removing a loose bridge without heat
Cleaning and preparing the original bridge
Cleaning the soundboard gluing area
Gluing and clamping the bridge
Repairing worn bridge plate pin holes
Using the BridgeSaver to preserve the original bridge plate
Plugging worn bridge pin holes and redrilling
Custom-slotting bridge pins
Using the Bridge Pin Slotter for best fit
The last resort: routing off a Martin bridge
Removing a stubborn and badly intonated bridge
Mixing hide glue
The right way to mix and use traditional luthier's glue
Dan Erlewine's Bridge Repairs, Vol. 2
Advanced bridge repair: Gibson SJ
Repairing soundboard wood beneath the bridge
Soundboard grain run-out explained
Making a bookmatched spruce fill
Making a bridge plate from scratch
Patching worn bridge pin holes in the soundboard
Drilling new bridge pin holes
Making a bridge from scratch
Thicknessing, shaping and drilling a bridge from a blank
Bridge gluing setup
Determining the saddle slot location and routing the slot
Fitting the bridge pins and sawing string slots in the pinholes
These DVDs are not "region-specific," and are intended for worldwide viewing.
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