Making an Elegant Pinless Bridge in Ebony

Friday, 18 November 2016  |  Evie

Our very good customer Stevie Gilles loved his Larrivee guitar but changing broken strings during the gig was, to use his phrase, ” rippin’ his knittin’ “…he gave me the job to solve his problem despite me helpfully telling him to improve his technique and stop breaking strings! After the dust settled I designed and made him a pinless bridge in ebony so his cashmere would remain unperturbed! The ebony was a first grade violin fingerboard blank. After designing the bridge, I drafted it out on tracing paper then and used my overhead pin router to do most of the work. A vast improvement practically and aesthetically on the original bridge I hope you agree.

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