The Great Bridge Debate

Brass bolt? Proper brass saddle? Or is this grey piece ok?

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Comment by Wal Callaby on September 25, 2017 at 11:45am
Btw, this was the last CBG I shall buy. The next will be built by my own fair hands and will be an out-and-out slide monster- largely because I'm not gonna begin with a fretted job!
Comment by Wal Callaby on September 25, 2017 at 9:04am
Ipswich, S Dakota? The mind boggles...

I should make clear that it's not my work, but commissioned and made to my specs. Oddly, the only departure from my wishes was the bridge (I'd said brass) and it was the first thing old eagle-eyes Uncle John spotted!
Comment by Darryl Tuttle on September 24, 2017 at 8:40pm

Looks good to me! I think we are all way too critical of our own work sometimes...I see you work in Ipswich...I lived in a town in South Dakota named Ipswich...

Comment by Darryl Tuttle on September 24, 2017 at 8:37pm

Looks good to me! I think we are all way too critical of our own work sometimes...

Comment by Peter Otto on September 24, 2017 at 12:02pm

They look great. A lathe is still on my wish list :)

Comment by Wal Callaby on September 24, 2017 at 11:03am
Thanks Peter for the vote of confidence. I might replace it with a brass equivalent next time I change strings- or I might not... The knobs were hand-turned from a piece of deadwood found in a local park; they look almost walnut I think.
Comment by Peter Otto on September 24, 2017 at 8:55am

In my experience, anything will work as long as it's hard enough and not too flat. The aformentioned grey piece looks ok to me :)

btw, I like the look of those control buttons!

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