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Posted By: Murray MacLeod
14-Jan-02 - 11:50 AM
Thread Name: why is a guitar bridge glued down?
Subject: RE: why is a guitar bridge glued down?
Mainly tradition, Jon. (Since the mandolin and arch-top evolved from the violin family.)

Tradition apart, the tension of eight strings on a mandolin is better taken by a tailblock and tailpiece than by a fixed bridge on the soundboard.

Murray