The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #43092 Message #3183699
Posted By: Backwoodsman
08-Jul-11 - 08:59 AM
Thread Name: why is a guitar bridge glued down?
Subject: RE: why is a guitar bridge glued down?
"If you think that the bridge is glued down because the strings pull on it, think again. the string tension would pull the bridge off the top of the guitar long before you tightened the strings to pitch."
The strings definitely pull on my Lowden's bridge - it's pinless and the strings don't go through the top. They're steel strings, and they haven't pulled the bridge off the top of the guitar. It's the glue that keeps it there.
The same is true of other pinless-bridge guitars... Takamines, Flambeaux etc.