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Flattop Guitar Bridge Blank

Flattop Guitar Bridge Blank

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Flattop Guitar Bridge Blank Premium Ebony
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Premium Ebony

Item # 0925
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$11.50

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Flattop Guitar Bridge Blank Ebony

Ebony

Item # 0188
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$9.85

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Flattop Guitar Bridge Blank Indian Rosewood

Indian Rosewood

Item # 0160
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$6.55

3 or more $5.89
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Flattop Guitar Bridge Blank Madagascar Rosewood

Madagascar Rosewood

Item # 0306
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$13.60

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Flattop Guitar Bridge Blank Granadillo

Granadillo

Item # 0191
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$10.95

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Flattop Guitar Bridge Blank Cocobolo

Cocobolo

Item # 0302
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$6.55

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Flattop Guitar Bridge Blank Pau Ferro

Pau Ferro

Item # 0303
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$5.45

3 or more $4.90
Flattop Guitar Bridge Blank Ovangkol

Ovangkol

Item # 0304
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$4.35

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Flattop Guitar Bridge Blank Padauk

Padauk

Item # 0305
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$4.35

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Flattop Guitar Bridge Blank

About This Item

The bridge is one of the most important "braces" on the entire guitar, so it's important to make sure the quality of your bridge stock is absolutely top notch!

The problem is, great, old-school style bridge blanks—the kind players have come to expect on their guitars for decades—have been harder and harder to find.

As a result, our team set out on a mission to scour the world to find sustainable stashes of the best quality bridge blanks available anywhere and now, after much searching, we're proud to stock one of the finest assortments of bridge blanks you'll find anywhere.

Each of our blanks has been kiln dried and is stable and ready for use once it's been acclimated to your shop's environment.

Each one measures approximately:
7" x 1/2" x 2" (177.80mm x 12.70mm x 50.80mm).


Premium Ebony
This is our finest, blackest Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora). We hand-select each piece to be the most uniform in color and grain. This is how Ebony used to be! We only have Ebony of this quality rarely, so get yours before it’s gone.

Ebony
Our Ebony (Diospyros crassiflora) comes from West Africa and tends to be more uniformly black than we have seen from other sources. However, most African ebony is not perfectly jet black, and most bridge blanks have some visible grain and occasional streaks of greys and tans. We think these visual variations offer character and enhance the aesthetics of most guitars but, if you desire a perfectly dark, jet black appearance, consider using our Premium Ebony blank or Black Fingerboard Stain to darken the board before glue-up to create the desired visual effect.

Indian Rosewood
It's easy to assume that due to Indian Rosewood's (Dalbergia latifolia) low price this is a lesser quality rosewood, but nothing could be further from the truth. For decades Indian Rosewood has been the choice of boutique builders as well as major manufacturers because it is extremely stable, beautiful, and is (often) much less expensive than more exotic rosewoods. In recent years there have been wide swings in the quality of Indian Rosewood but our team has procured sustainable sources of some of the darkest, most even and straight-grained Indian Rosewood bridge blanks available anywhere.

Madagascar Rosewood, Master Grade
Madagascar Rosewood (Dalbergia baroni) is the closest commercially available substitute—in both tone and visual appearance—for Brazilian Rosewood (Dalbergia nigra). Our Master Grade offers strong variation, black ink lines and color contrast, from golds to browns to blacks, that make many of these blanks virtually undistinguishable from their Brazilian cousins.

Madagascar Rosewood
Our standard grade Madagascar Rosewood (Dalbergia baroni) bridge blanks are just as high quality as the Master Grade, however, these have a more uniform, brown, straight grained appearance. These offer a more standard understated visual effect and are similar to what you would find on most vintage instruments.

Cocobolo
Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa) is another true rosewood that is an excellent choice for bridges. Freshly sanded Cocobolo often appears somewhere between orange and red but, over time, it oxidizes nicely to a deep burgundy, almost black, color. Cocobolo is heavier and denser than most rosewoods and tonally sits between Brazilian Rosewood and Ebony.

Pau Ferro
In recent years Pau Ferro (Machaerium scleroxylon) has become quite popular—both for fingerboards and bridges—due to its sustainability, excellent resistance to wear and ability to export without CITES certification.

Granadillo
Since all rosewoods are now part of the CITES treaty and international export is prohibited, Granadillo (Platymiscium yucatanum) has been rising in popularity among European and North American builders. It is an extremely inexpensive, dense, non-porous wood that resists wear, has a strong resonant tap-tone and glues well. Most bridge blanks range between sandy and "brick" brown and oxidizes over time to a warm dark brown patina.

Ovangkol
Ovangkol (Guibourtia ehie) has been used for years for acoustic guitar back and side sets, but more recently it has become a popular choice for fingerboards and bridges. Similar in density to Indian Rosewood, Ovangkol is another suitable substitute for CITES restricted rosewoods. Most of our bridge blanks are light to medium brown with dark brown and black grain lines that have an exotic, refined look that makes it a great choice for both tone and visual aesthetics.

Padauk
Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii) is an open grained wood that is easy to machine and glue, and offers an extremely beautiful, exotic look to your next custom build. It's tonally similar to Indian Rosewood but has a striking pink/red color that creates a stunning visual effect.

As all rosewoods are now part of the CITES treaty, our Indian Rosewood, Madagascar Rosewood, and Cocobolo are not available for international export.



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5.0

Ebony bridge blank

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Real nice , extra wide ,extra thick , uniformly black ebony bridge blank! Thank you!

Radicic Guitars

5.0

WOW!!!

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Most excellent, Thanx Stewmac, as always! Gb bg

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BRIDGE BLANK 

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NICE FLATTOP GUITAR BRIDGE BLANK,GOD QUALITY,HARD CONTRUCCTION FAST SHIPPING FROM STEWMAC.

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LGO

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Good blank. Made a bridge for an old Gibson. Turned out pretty nice.

5.0

Excellent for the shop

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I am so glad

5.0

Good uniform quality and size

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I always know I'll get a fine quality bridge blank and I'll get it quick. I have made many fine bridges from these blanks.

5.0

Bridge blanks.

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More than enough wood to make a bridge. Made one and it looks great.

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bridge blank

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wow amazing wood

5.0

Handmade ebony bridges

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1st of all to the people who are disappointed that the wood is rough cut and not smooth, it is oversized and plenty thick to shape it to the exact size bridge you want. The wood has to be shaped so smooth or rough, you still have to cut and sand it to size. 2nd,,, I have started making all my ebony bridges instead of buying a finished product. Lots cheaper and keeps my mind conditioned to hand carving and shaping when I work on a guitar or mandolin headstock. This wood is some of if not the best ebony I've used.

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Excellent quality ebony

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I wanted this for a completely different project and it came out perfect. Very nice quality, super dark ebony from the core of the tree. Not that lighter color stuff. I will definitely buy more. I love working with such wood :)

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