Fixing a Tune-O-Matic that won't tune

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Issue 228 October 23, 2014

This bridge is in the wrong spot, so the guitar can’t play in tune. Rather than drill new holes in a vintage guitar body, Dan Erlewine comes up with a clever solution.

About the guitar in this video: This is a Gibson ES-330 with one owner. He bought it new back in 1964 when he was a just kid.

In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Unusual misplaced factory bridge
  • Dan shows how to establish that it’s in the wrong spot
  • Solution one: Dan turns brass parts on his lathe
  • Solution two: how to do the same thing without a lathe

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