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.

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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.

Taff

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