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converting bridge strung through to body strung through

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by BUNGA56, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. BUNGA56


    Jun 27, 2008
    East Hanover NJ
  2. John Webb

    John Webb

    Apr 20, 2006
    Myrtle Beach,SC
  3. BUNGA56


    Jun 27, 2008
    East Hanover NJ
    cant find a bridge only bridge i found with same mounting points and rather drill the holes to be strung then diffrent mounting holes
  4. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    You won't gain anything by doing this. Save your money.
  5. BUNGA56


    Jun 27, 2008
    East Hanover NJ
    thanks for the tip
  6. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Inactive Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    It's MUCH harder to do a string though body than to drill new bridge mounting holes.

    To do a string though, you have to have a drill press, and getting the ferrules on the back in a straight row is difficult. Then you have to drill through the body straight and to the bridge holes, and get them all lined up!

    We use a small milling machine to do this job.

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