Monday, December 19, 2011

Spanish Guitar Bridge

Some say the bridge is one of the most important factors contributing to the quality and character of the guitar's sound, more important even than the bracing pattern.  To me it is all important, and I take great care in the crafting of my bridges.  I go for a light bridge with a low profile.  The bridges are finely shaped and all must weight less than 20 grams.
There are 12 holes on the tie block, one pair for each string.  This is a system that has been used for some time now and permits the downward angle from the saddle to the hole--where the string exits the tie block--to be constant.  For extra wear resistance, the bone strip is extended all the way down to the bottom of the channel, so that it surrounds the holes completely.

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