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Thread #51664   Message #3095700
Posted By: JohnInKansas
15-Feb-11 - 10:39 AM
Thread Name: Ovation Guitar: how to reattach top?
Subject: RE: Ovation Guitar: how to reattach top?
Mentioned above about a mando bridge: However, last year the bridge blew apart.

Mandolin bridges seem to be under much higher stress than one might expect. A few years back the bridge on mine cracked in the middle of an extended festival, and there seemed to be no place within 200 miles that had a replacement. The only piece of really hard wood I could find was half of a spring-style clothespin (which is really tough to whittle with a pocket knife) but my "handmade" replacement lasted for about three years before I found a shop back home that had a "real" bridge to replace it. (And I carried the new bridge around for a few months before the clothespin split and I had to put the new one on.)

John