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Installing the bridge

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The outline of the properly positioned bridge is cut through the finish with a sharp knife.

Then the finish under the bridge is removed very carefully using paint remover and chisels as a scraper

The footprint of the bridge must be clear of finish to get a strong glue bond between the sound board and bridge.

A temporary clamping caul is placed against the bridge plate inside the guitar and the bridge is glued and clamped, here with four wide C-clamps with Teflon pads. In this 12-string there are two “insurance” screws inserted through the bridge after gluing. The holes for the screws are filled with wooden Ebony plugs and made flush with the bridge body.

Completion