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Thread #43092   Message #627556
14-Jan-02 - 08:33 AM
Thread Name: why is a guitar bridge glued down?
Subject: why is a guitar bridge glued down?
If the string is tucked under the bridge plate , comes up through the guitar top, goes over the bridge and to the neck of the guitar. doesn't this clamp the bridge down? Sure it does, 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.

Sure, a classical guitar DOES take all the string tension, but the tension on nylon strings is one hell of a lot less than steel strings.