Unwind until the saddle is against the far wall

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” bridge. This bridge was introduced in the mid 70s, replacing the original ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge which had been designed at Gibson in the early 1950s by Ted …

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 neck angle than most so I was able to get a low action with plenty of height left on the saddle. I’m thinking that I really …

Using Stewmac saddle routing jig on 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 I’ll take the protective paper off it! I used a Graphtec Tusq nut and saddle as I like the consistency of  the material, plus it’s easier …