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Does anyone know the factory spec for a Gibson Hummingbird bridge ? Thickness from guitar body to top .. Mine is 8.9mm or 350 thou ... Just over 1/4 inch. They seem to vary quite a lot. I know earlier birds were thinner.. Any help appreciated. 

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I would agree that they vary. What era 'bird are we talking? I would measure for you if I had one. You might try posting this in the "acoustic"  sub forum, this doesn't get much traffic

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Did you already try and ask Gibson directly? What do you need the information for? It could be that each bridge's height is different in that they were slightly sanded down during assembly in order to match the neck perfectly and in order to avoid having to modify the saddle in any way. That's at least how Godin Guitars do it.

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On 7/25/2019 at 8:40 AM, aliasphobias said:

I would agree that they vary. What era 'bird are we talking? I would measure for you if I had one. You might try posting this in the "acoustic"  sub forum, this doesn't get much traffic

2012 honeyburst … Just re fretted it with stainless frets ( 0.090wide by 0.055 high Jescar). You are going to ask why a 2012 hummingbird needed a re fret? Answer previous owner botched the frets trying to level them. I figured the wood was right and bought the guitar off him at a heavily discounted price. Truss rod works beautifully. Neck bridge angle all good so just need to make the nut and saddle.Struggling to find a nut the right size may have to make it  from  blank pieces of ivory. Don't seem to exist off the shelf. 

As far as the bridge is concerned I worked on one of the older hummingbird from the 70's a couple of years ago and I always keep a note of bridge sizes. The bridge on the 2012 model seems to be around 50 thou inch higher than the seventies bird. In millimetres the 2012 model is 10.89mm high from the guitar body to its top edge' and the 70's bird was only 8.69mm in height. Wondered why there has been a change in the bridge height ? Any input helpful. It may be as said in other parts of the forum that each one is made individualy for each guitar ?? 

 

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