Chalk this up under the heading "I've Got to Know"! I'm sure I've seen them before but never paid much attention to it. I was looking in the window of our local now defunked guitar shop(we're talking 50 yrs here) and I remember seeing a bridge that had adjustable nuts under each end for up/down. Were they strictly for action adjustment or were they used for intonation? Inquiring minds want to know! Well at least I do.

Views: 48

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

They were for the hight of the strings. Your possibly referring to a 'Nashville' style bridge. 

On a Gibson the neck is angled away from the body. That's why thee's a difference in hight between the neck and bridge pickup rings. This bridge needed to be taller and still able to adjust for playability. This is actually easy to adjust. Unlike a Fender style bridge. On a hardtail you have to adjust each string hight. 

Thanks. I don't know why after 50+ yrs. this pops into my head. I've always admired anyone who played, but I never learned  so I wasn't interested in them

Hi Will, you will also find that type of bridge on arch top instruments like jazz guitars and mandolins. The saddles are usually compensated for each string. The intonation can be affected by having strings too high for the bridge position.



The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Mini powered scrollsaw

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner yesterday. 4 Replies

Blog Posts

Tab for Ry Cooder

Posted by Keith Gibson on September 30, 2019 at 12:44pm 2 Comments

Ducktail Run in James Dean Country

Posted by Rick Tish on September 29, 2019 at 9:57pm 1 Comment

Tiki mask guitar

Posted by Phil Stickings on September 27, 2019 at 12:39pm 5 Comments

Festival in the land that time forgot

Posted by Rick Tish on September 23, 2019 at 10:09am 2 Comments

Latest Activity

Denbo liked Dave Lynas's video
28 seconds ago
Denbo commented on Daniel Walter's photo

boxcar boys coming soon....preparing jerky....

"Whoop whoop! ... Oops, better be quiet 'till we get rollin'.....stunning picture work…"
26 minutes ago
Denbo liked Daniel Walter's photo
30 minutes ago
Denbo liked Gary Thorne's photo
33 minutes ago
Denbo liked Wade's photo
34 minutes ago
Denbo liked Jeff 'Bones' Reilly's photo
34 minutes ago
Denbo liked David Hopkins's photo
39 minutes ago
Denbo liked David Hopkins's photo
39 minutes ago
Denbo commented on AGP #'s photo

AGP #369 - ''Tamjo''

"Hi Mate, I noticed 2 cheapo tambourines on eBay similar to this but with drumheads one rawhide…"
41 minutes ago
BrianQ. liked Jeff 'Bones' Reilly's photo
1 hour ago
BrianQ. commented on Jeff 'Bones' Reilly's photo

Fret Rocking not so shocking

"I like that headstock shape?"
1 hour ago
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly commented on Wade's photo

Double Trouble

"Very nice ."
3 hours ago



© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->