Hi there, I have spent the last two weeks researching previous threads troughout the site, as to not be directed the "newbie" section by the die hards here! Anyhoo, I have a question for the luthier/DB players out there. Why has the bridge on DB's remained natural and unfinnished on so may DB's for so many years? Personally, I have always seen the bridge stand out like a "sore thumb" on top of so many beautiful finnishes found on DB's. I have woodworking/luthiery skills but not with the DB, so the temptation to apply a light finnish on my bridge has always been on mind. I think it is obvious that an oiled or stained bridge could look beautiful, so what dramatic downside, if any, prevent it from being done frequently? Does anyone have any facts or opinions on the +/- effects of a stained or oiled bridge?