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Thread #43092   Message #3183694
Posted By: Newport Boy
08-Jul-11 - 08:46 AM
Thread Name: why is a guitar bridge glued down?
Subject: RE: why is a guitar bridge glued down?
There's all sorts of 'explanations' for details of construction - but they certainly aren't rules. Almost all the variations can produce a good-sounding guitar in the hands of a skilled builder.

I have an old standard-sized, flat top Italian guitar by Alfredo Albertini, who was better known for his mandolins. As you might expect, it has a tailpiece and a movable bridge. I've strung it with both steel and nylon strings over the years and it produces a bright but mellow sound with either.