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Vintage 1955 Special

#1 User is offline   L96A1 

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 03:12 AM

As you know a lot of the 1955 specials had leaning bridge due to the short stud and soft mahogany, has anyone had this repaired by Gibson?
How exactly will they fix this? As I assume the mahogany near the front edge of studs is pressed into a forward bent.
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 06:04 PM

I have seen some photos of this problem so I think I know what you mean.

My guess is that they would use longer studs. If they are anchored deeper into the wood then even if the wood is chipped out a little at the front, the studs would stay up straight and so would the bridge.

But really just a guess on my part.
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 12:55 AM

View PostTwang Gang, on 31 August 2017 - 06:04 PM, said:

I have seen some photos of this problem so I think I know what you mean.

My guess is that they would use longer studs. If they are anchored deeper into the wood then even if the wood is chipped out a little at the front, the studs would stay up straight and so would the bridge.

But really just a guess on my part.


I actually pulled out the studs and I can see the cavity route, not sure how much deeper it can go.
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