Hello from Wisconsin

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Hello from Wisconsin

Post by Paul_New_Berlin » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:55 pm

Greetings all!

I am an amateur luthier and finished my 1st guitar about a year ago. I have been having trouble with the bridge popping off. I hope someone can help provide some advice. The 1st bridge was glued on with hide glue and popped off within about 3 days. The 2nd bridge was glued with tite bond and popped off after about a year. I am gluing to bare wood and made sure I didn't squeeze out too much glue when clamping.

I now have my 2nd guitar nearly complete and a bridge repair. Can anyone help me understand what I am doing wrong. Thanks in advance for any help.

Paul from New Berlin

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Re: Hello from Wisconsin

Post by oski79 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:24 pm

Welcome to Delcamp!

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Re: Hello from Wisconsin

Post by Rick Hutt » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:52 pm

Welcome Paul. You will probably get a quicker answer if you post your question regarding the bridge in the Luthiers' forum. Good luck
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