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Vintage 1955 Special

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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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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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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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A qualified luthier can fix easy peezy as stated above if any lean is noticeable just replace the short insert and studs with the longer inserts and studs, I have had it done many times...

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