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 Post subject: Best replacement bridge for a Acoustic 12 string
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:01 am 
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Hey everyone, I was wondering what I should do for my old 12 string guitar. The guitar was handed down tome my from my uncle and after about 3 months I went to change the strings and the bridge fell apart. It was a two piece in that there was the part that sits on the face of the guitar then there is a piece that can be slid into place that holds the strings. I was just looking for an idea from the best about what I should replace it with. Also, to sneak in another question, what gauge strings should I use? I found the default acoustic string gauge(12?) was too hard to play so I was wondering if lighter strings would help? Anyway, thanks a lot everyone.
~Steve


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 Post subject: Re: Best replacement bridge for a Acoustic 12 string
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:03 am 
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It's quite common for an acoustic guitar bridge to detach from the soundboard. While there's a variety of fixes (Google is your friend), the normal way is to have your luthier reglue it.

In any case, a variety of suitable replacements for bridge and saddle are available on www.stewmac.com. You'll still need some very goods skills or a luthier to do the job right.


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 Post subject: Re: Best replacement bridge for a Acoustic 12 string
 Post Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:31 pm 
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Thanks again Mr.Hall you're a real lifesaver!


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