Bridgeplate Positioning

February 1st, 2021

Photo of the inside of a vintage Gibson J-45 guitar, showing the misplacement of the bridgeplate.

This kind of bridgeplate positioning is a regular sight in a 50’s Gibson.

Someone didn’t like their job all too much, I figure.

A lifetime later, these sort of idiosyncrasies are partially responsible for the tonal variation between otherwise similar Gibson flat tops.

This is a 1951 J-45 that’s on the bench for a neck reset and some requisite brace regluing.

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