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Question about sanding a bridge to the top

Would it cause any issues if the feet got so low that the arch in the middle touched the top of the guitar as well? Basically the whole underside of the bridge were to be sanded to sit on the top of the guitar? This is for an Altamira.


  • BonesBones Moderator
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    Why so low? Are there other issues with the guitar?

  • BonesBones Moderator
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    maybe post a picture???

  • MichaelHorowitzMichaelHorowitz SeattleAdministrator
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    @krzys I can't really see any situation where that would be a good idea. Assuming your guitar still has a normal neck angle, you should still need a fairly tall bridge. Sanding it down so low so that there are no longer any feet left would result in action so low that it would be unplayable (i.e. excessive buzz, massive loss in projection.) Also, only the feet should make contact with the with the top. The bridge is designed so that the bridge makes contact only where the braces are, removing the feet would cause the bridge to make contact across the unsupported area of the top resulting in significant muting and possible top sinkage.

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