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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:43 pm 
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I had to take a bridge off on one of the first guitars i made-- it's a cedar top and by no means a work of art, but as a player it's become my go-to and I love it. unfortunately, when the bridge came up a chip about 1/8 wide and maybe 1/4 long came up. It can be repaired; i have pieces of the original top, but i'm not sure what glue or how to use it to keep a stain from showing along the resulting glue edge even if i get it perfect. Any one have any thoughts? I COULD put an oversized bridge on it to cover much of it, but I hate to do it since I love the sound and the less weight on that top the better, i think. Alternatively I could put a Takemine style pinless bridge, but it would be best to repair it and not have to reset a neck, etc. It had failed glue joint-- i didn't get it cleaned up and down solidly when i glued it the first time.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:48 am 
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post some pics
pulling a bridge is all about patience and working around the bridge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYg8sEjxgpc

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:54 am 
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Thanks, I'll take some and post.

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