Bridge Repair

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Bridge Repair

Post by splitting hare » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:50 am

A family member has asked me to see if I can repair the bridge on her old Gibson C1 nylon string. It really just looks like I need to clean the guitar and bridge surfaces and reglue. Any advice as to a good glue to use in this situation? Other ideas or repair procedures? Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Re: Bridge Repair

Post by mdrs » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:59 pm

Hey Eric. Those Gibson classical guitars can be real gems!

As I mentioned elsewhere, I'd recommend you bring it to a good luthier. These old Gibsons were/are known to have been poorly glued. My bet is that not only is the bridge off, but that there are some loose braces that ought to be addressed as well.

Let us know what becomes of this guitar!! Maybe post a clip after it's been brought back to speed????
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Re: Bridge Repair

Post by splitting hare » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:56 am

Thanks for all the advice and good words, Don!

Will provide updates when the repair is complete, and post a clip. I am anxious to play this guitar!!!! :rawk:
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