Gluing a 1940s Gibson Bridge

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Issue 268 August 09, 2016

The bridge on this old Gibson has an unusually low, flat profile. Dan Erlewine shows how he modified a bridge clamping caul for gluing the bridge to the guitar top.

About the guitar in this video: This 1942 Gibson LG-2 is all mahogany. It's often called a "banner" model because of the peghead decal: a banner reading "Only A Gibson Is Good Enough."

Thanks to our friend Dakota Dave Hull for his music in this video.

In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Martin and Gibson bridge shapes compared.
  • Getting uniform clamping pressure across the bridge.
  • An easy, temporary mod to the bridge clamping caul.

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