Originally Posted by phender6
so i got this 1970 gibson ebo as is from elderly instruments in lansing a couple years ago. is the bridge supposed to have this slant in it or is it supposed to be parallel with the body. i know its missing the mute. the g string seems to barely be touching the saddle. can anyone help with this ?
In a normal situation, this position of the bridge would bring the action way too high. Seems like someone has tried to compensate the height by doing so. The tension of the strings will very soon damage either the screws that are holding the bridge, or the screw holes on the body, or both. This bridge has to be removed immediately and put back properly, meaning that it has to sit flat on the body. Then you will have to adjust the trus rod since obviously the action will be too low after doing this.