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Old 04-24-2016, 12:00 PM
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Default Bridge Location

The bridge is now placed at the proper location. This is a critical measurement.

The 12th fret must be the midpoint of the saddle and the nut. The tool shown is adjusted to the length between the nut and the 12th fret, then flipped over to find the correct location of the bridge. Brilliantly simple and elegant.

The proper lateral alignment is established.

The bridge is temporarily clamped into position. Two of the pin holes are used as guides to drill position holes through the top.

Small lengths of dowel are inserted into the bottom of the pin holes to allow accurate reproduction of the bridge position.

The guitar thus far, with its dreadnought sibling. Looking good.
NOTE: The fretboard extension on my guitar will be contoured to the soundhole.

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