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Hi ALL

Has anyone had any experience of removing a bridge from one of the chinese made Acoustics? Reason for asking is I have got a Moustache Bridge to go on my J-200 Artist model but not sure how easy the factory fitted bridge will come off

Thanks

Mark

btw it is a great guitar for the price

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Just curious - Why remove the moustache bridge?

 

It should not be too big of a deal as the bridge on your offshore guitar was not attached with hide glue (which is alot harder to deal with). Any good repair guy should be able to remove the bridge without trashing the finish. It is also alot easier if you do not care about the bridge.

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Just curious - Why remove the moustache bridge? ...

 

I think you'll find that he's looking to replace the plain bridge which comes on the J200 Artist Series with a the moustache one which comes on the higher spec EJ200.

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Thanks for that

And yeh wiggy spot on I am replacing the plain bridge that comes as standard on the Artist model

Will let you know how it goes and get some pics up

Thanks again

Mark

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Umm, are you going to be left with an outline?

 

But use a heating iron and bridge removal knife, and go slow. Pay attention to which way the grain lays, go with not against or you'll gouge the top. On one side of the guitar you'll have to approach from the front and one side the back if that makes sense.

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Hi Musikron

The Moustache bridge is slightley larger than the plain one

Hav e decided to get the luthier to do it

Knowin my luck I will gouge the top

Thanks for all the help

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