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Old 03-02-2013, 07:55 AM
Todd Rose Todd Rose is offline
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While I'm here, a little more explanation of the bridge plate. The spruce, palo escrito, and maple laminations alternate grain direction. The p escrito center lam grain is parallel to the soundboard grain, while the spruce and maple go cross-grain. This gives the bridge patch more stiffness in the direction that helps resist distortion from the string-tension-torqued bridge. At the same time, the plate is virtually guaranteed to never split as all too often happens with conventional bridge plates. This bridge plate is thin, very lightweight, and appropriately stiff, which makes it work great both structurally and acoustically. With the CA-coated hard maple top lam, it is a plenty tough surface for the string ball ends to bear against. With the final step of slotting the bridge pin holes rather than using slotted pins, which seats the ball ends firmly against the solid plate surface rather than against the edges of the holes, this bridge plate will be trouble-free for the life of the guitar.
Todd Rose
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