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Hard tail bridge mounting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jordan Dec 2. 4 Replies

Hello everyone,I have built 4 acoustic cbg and used a conventional bridges. I am now planning a build using the same acoustic style but with a piezo pickup and hardtail adjustable bridge. I would…Continue

 

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David replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"It is an acoustic 3 string with an oak neck and a walnut fret board. The box is an old ‘50s with a wood that looks similar to cedar. The tuning is DGB.The scale is 24”. I put “C” sound holes in the body. I tried to post a pic…"
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"Finishing a cbg for toy for tots"
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Jerry Jordan replied to David's discussion Hard tail bridge mounting
"I usually glue a 1/4" piece of hardwood under the bridge for the plate screws to anchor in., The gap you speak of is adjustable..,I usually use a banjo style neck thru, and this lets me adjust the gap.,., from 0 to about an inch and a quarter…"
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Cause the Blue rat replied to David's discussion Hard tail bridge mounting
"A thought but something I've never tried. Secure a block of wood under where your bridge will be to the back of the guitar. Keep it about 1/4 inch shy of touching the top. Pre drill and screw through. Other than the four anchor points your top…"
Nov 28
David replied to David's discussion Hard tail bridge mounting
"Thanks for the advice. I was drawing up an idea to add sides to the neck and leave them a fraction shy of the lid and when I attach the tail piece it would leave a space the lid and neck.Or I may save the bridge for a later build. Any way thank you…"
Nov 28
Taffy Evans replied to David's discussion Hard tail bridge mounting
"Hi David, as you would be aware that style of bridge is normally used on solid body electric guitars. It's mass does not allow it to work too well in an acoustic situation. It is also made to be screwed to the top surface of a solid…"
Nov 28
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Hard tail bridge mounting

Hello everyone,I have built 4 acoustic cbg and used a conventional bridges. I am now planning a build using the same acoustic style but with a piezo pickup and hardtail adjustable bridge. I would like to be able to play it as acoustic as well as plugged in to an amp.I am looking for ideas on how to mount the bridge to the box and still keep the gap between the neck and sound board. Any ideas would surely be appreciated.See More
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