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The Bridge

Updated: Jan 11, 2022

I mostly use Indian rosewood for the bridge. I like using other rosewood too, kingwood being a favourite.

Here’s some photos documenting the process of bridge manufacture.

Planing the bridge blanks to better see the grain and colour.

The tie block cap is made up beforehand and slices cut and planed to thickness. They can then be glued to the rebate routed into the blank.

The saddle slot is then routed

And the string holes drilled. Next the wings can be carved and the bridge is then ready to be fitted to the guitar top.

The finished bridge, ready to glue.

Bridges glued in place, clamping pressure from the string and wedges.

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