A vintage Martin classical came in with it's bridge removed. I cleaned up the mating surfaces, made a few custom clamping cauls (one internal, three external) and reglued the bridge with hot hide glue.
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Suck it :: Chubbuck Rogue 005
Bridge glue up on Rogue 005. A vacuum pump pulls air out, the weight of the atmosphere pushes down.
2001 Taylor 310 :: bridge re-glue
Early pre-dawn bridge re-glue on a Taylor 310 dreadnought. I'm loving the moldable plastic pellets (InstaMorph) I picked up weeks ago for making custom clamping cauls. The cauls are shown above on the outer wings, backed with plywood for rigidity and to keep the clamps from slipping.
Bridge Fit & Re-glue :: 1969 Guild Mark III
Finally getting back to the late 60's Guild classical in for a neck reset and a lifting bridge. This bridge removal was slightly more involved than usual as western red cedar tops tend to be brittle and can be more difficult when removing bridges (vs spruce). A small finish touch up was required before fitting and re-gluing. Next up is resetting and gluing up the neck.
Note: I picked up a jar of "InstaMorph" moldable plastic pellets and have found it extremely useful. Here it makes perfect clamping cauls for the radiused bridge wings.