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Andrewkc6
post Oct 18 2012, 12:17 AM
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So I bought this guitar at a yardsale and refinished the paint on it.. I am looking at replacing pretty much everything but the bridge is kind of a mystery to me.. has anyone seen this kind of bridge before ? What could I even replace it with? Thanks

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post Oct 18 2012, 02:17 AM
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QUOTE (Andrewkc6 @ Oct 17 2012, 11:17 PM) *
So I bought this guitar at a yardsale and refinished the paint on it.. I am looking at replacing pretty much everything but the bridge is kind of a mystery to me.. has anyone seen this kind of bridge before ? What could I even replace it with? Thanks

http://imgur.com/a/PiAeg

It looks kind of like a bridge that I've seen on old Teisco guitars. I looked quick and couldn't find a guitar that looked like that but they had a ton of different styles over the years. I have a Norma by Teisco it was my very first electric. It has something that looks similar.


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post Oct 18 2012, 06:42 AM
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I have no idea what it is! Looks like Brian May guitar


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post Oct 18 2012, 03:07 PM
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Well the neck is a bolt of Yamaha.. but the owner said the neck wasn't the original and there are no markings of any sort on it. Not sure what I can do with it if I can't replace the bridge. This one seems to be in rough shape and I have no idea how it even works ! laugh.gif
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post Oct 18 2012, 09:43 PM
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I have a 1967 Framus 'Jaguar' that has a very similar looking bridge system. Do you have any more parts for it? It should have a spring,. tremolo arm?
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post Oct 18 2012, 09:51 PM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Oct 18 2012, 09:43 PM) *
I have a 1967 Framus 'Jaguar' that has a very similar looking bridge system. Do you have any more parts for it? It should have a spring,. tremolo arm?
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I thought straight away if anyone knows this guitar it'll probably be Sensible. laugh.gif He's probably repaired or built one using similar parts.
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post Oct 19 2012, 02:18 PM
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QUOTE (llibach @ Oct 18 2012, 09:51 PM) *
I thought straight away if anyone knows this guitar it'll probably be Sensible. laugh.gif He's probably repaired or built one using similar parts.

Well, you know.....
I may have seen one a bit like it.... just the once!! wink.gif


I think I may have something similar in the Workshop, I'll if I can dig it out and post a picture for you to compare it to!
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post Oct 19 2012, 02:55 PM
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well there is no tremolo arm but i see where it would go. I also dont have a spring it was blocked by a wooden block when I bought it years ago.
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post Oct 19 2012, 05:45 PM
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QUOTE (Andrewkc6 @ Oct 19 2012, 02:55 PM) *
well there is no tremolo arm but i see where it would go. I also dont have a spring it was blocked by a wooden block when I bought it years ago.

Is your aim to have a tremolo system or to block it off again?
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post Oct 20 2012, 01:18 AM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Oct 19 2012, 04:45 PM) *
Is your aim to have a tremolo system or to block it off again?
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A tremolo system would be nice haha laugh.gif
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post Oct 20 2012, 07:10 AM
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No clue on what it is, but it seems that Sensible is on the task already! biggrin.gif


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post Nov 16 2012, 01:06 AM
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I believe it's a yamaha design, the old SA 50 guitars have that engineering but with a longer tail to wrap around the side of the guitar.


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