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Archtop bridges on GJ guitars?!

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  • GouchGouch FennarioNew ALD Originale D, Zentech Proto, ‘50 D28
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    You could sand the feet to match the top, and there’s nothing wrong with a bone saddle (I use one). With a proper fitting it could work well enough. Don’t sand the base so much that the threaded posts peak out 😬

    Likely problem spot: “Center height is adjustable from 57/64" to 1-7/64" (22.62mm to 28.18mm)”. A minimum height of 22.62mm is high/very high for most GJ instruments. If you need to get down to say 18-19mm (or less) you’d be filing the bone way down and/or taking wood off the base of the piece above the thumbwheels or the piece below the thumbwheels, or all 3. Lotsa work.

    For ~the same price you can get a solid rosewood GJ bridge that is nicely hollowed out underneath, lower in weight, and would be easier to tweak. If you bought 3 you could have an “adjustable set” to accommodate your local weather/climate changes.

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