Gitane DG-455 thinline acoustic-electric :: set up, fingerboard crack and fingerboard extension crack in the top along the bass side. This has a Fishman Aura pickup built into the bridge, so raising the action involved disconnecting the pickup lead from the side mounted preamp.  Then Indian rosewood shims were glued and trimmed to the bridge foot, dyed black and fit to the top.  The pickup was reconnected after the action was set.  Putty was used to originally affix the bridge wings, so they were removed, better fit to the top and attached with pickguard adhesive.  I have worked on gypsy jazz guitars before, but the bridge-integrated pickup certainly complicates minor action adjustments.  Super fun guitar to play though!

Gitane DG-455 thinline acoustic-electric :: set up, fingerboard crack and fingerboard extension crack in the top along the bass side.

This has a Fishman Aura pickup built into the bridge, so raising the action involved disconnecting the pickup lead from the side mounted preamp.  Then Indian rosewood shims were glued and trimmed to the bridge foot, dyed black and fit to the top.  The pickup was reconnected after the action was set.  Putty was used to originally affix the bridge wings, so they were removed, better fit to the top and attached with pickguard adhesive.  I have worked on gypsy jazz guitars before, but the bridge-integrated pickup certainly complicates minor action adjustments.  Super fun guitar to play though!

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