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Nashville bridge bowed

Correcting a Collapsed Tune-o-matic Bridge

Tune-o-matic bridge as found on Gibson and other guitars was designed by Ted McCarty and introduced in the mid 1950s as the ABR-1. The design was updated by Schaller…

Unwind until the saddle is against the far wall

Replacing the Saddles in a Schaller Nashville Bridge

NOTE This applies only to the original Schaller bridge and exact copies. I often read that people find it difficult to change the saddles in a Gibson “Nashville”…

Sunburst Epiphone EJ-200 - another left-handed conversion

Sunburst Epiphone EJ-200 – Another left-handed conversion

Another EJ-200 lefty conversion, this one in sunburst. These really are cracking acoustic guitars with bags of tone and volume. This example (sourced from Thomann) has  much better…

J-200 with JLD Bridge System installed

JLD Bridge System in Gibson J-200

The top on this Gibson J-200 has bellied a bit, so much so that the lacquer on the top has started to crack. Consequently, I had trouble getting…

Using Stewmac saddle routing jig on Epiphone EJ 200 left hand conversion

Another Epiphone EJ-200 Left-hand Conversion

Here’s another Epiphone left hand conversion I did recently, this time a natural finish guitar. I invested in a Stewart Macdonald saddle routing jig and yes, one day…

Dell Arte gypsy jazz guitar bridge reprofile

Dell Arte Gypsy Jazz

The owner of this Dell’Arte DG-P1 “The Pigalle” oval soundhole gypsy jazz acoustic guitar was finding the high action a bit hard to handle so brought it in for…

Epiphone EJ-200 to Left-hand conversion

Converting an Epiphone EJ-200 acoustic guitar to left-hand

Note: In this post I refer to “left-handed” and “lefty”. This refers to a guitar which is strung, looking at the guitar face on, with the 1st string…