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Thread #165805   Message #3985234
Posted By: GUEST,Ray
31-Mar-19 - 08:00 AM
Thread Name: Best Guitar for UK folk club?
Subject: RE: Best Guitar for UK folk club?
Bit late again, just back from "up north". As Punkfolkrocker implies. Strings won't just "pull the bridge off" most guitars - possibly it could on a Lowden and certain others - purely because, on a bridge with pins, the strings aren't attached to the bridge but the bridge plate beneath it. The strings exert a downward pressure on the bridge (some rotational force) and an upwards pressure on the bridge-plate. If the plate gives way, you'll get a gaping hole in the top.