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Replacement bridge for Gibson LG-1

Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by retrobob, May 19, 2011.

  1. retrobob

    retrobob Member

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    Who makes an exact wood replacement bridge for the cheap LG-1 plastic bridge?
    I ordered a replacement belly bridge, and its not even close.
    Its thinner, IOW it doesn't cover the same area, or shadow of the old bridge.
    The bridge pin holes are way off, and even if I tried to retrofit it,
    the saddle would be about 1/4" off. :mob
     
  2. Tidewater Custom Shop

    Tidewater Custom Shop Performance Enhancing Guitarworks Supporting Member

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    I got mine from a dude on eBay. It fits perfectly and covered the old bridge's shadow exactly. I worked it a bit to compensate for my LG-1's 'pot belly' and stained it darker. Otherwise, I'm satisfied.
     
  3. retrobob

    retrobob Member

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    Thanks,
    He doesn't seem to have anything listed at this time. I'll try and contact him.

    Anyone else have a source?
     
  4. wildbill1962

    wildbill1962 Member

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    Give John Hall of Blues Creek Guitars a call or email. I have had John make me a couple of bridges and he does a great job for a great price !

    http://www.bluescreekguitars.com/
     
  5. musicofanatic5

    musicofanatic5 Member

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    Do you know how to properly fit and install such a bridge? The reason I ask is most techs who are qualified to do such work are usually able to fabricate a bridge as well. Purchase a blank and get with your belt sander. Otherwise go to your local tech and have him make and install a bridge.
     
  6. pickaguitar

    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes...a good tech should be able to make one specific for your guitar if it can't be ordered
     

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