Cigar Box Guitar Bridge Position

Cigar Box Guitar Bridge Position

For this guitar the bridge can be made from a variety of materials.  I prefer a short piece of hard maple.  The piece I use, and the one supplied in our kit, is around 40mm long, by 10mm x 8mm.   You can lower the bridge height and therefore the string action by sanding the top of the bridge.  Always sand off the sharp edges so the strings have a smooth edge where they contact the bridge.

Position the bridge just a millimeter or two behind the 25″ scale mark (or what ever scale length you are using.  You can mark this point with a pencil and simply slot the bridge in position.  Alternatively you can glue the bridge in place.

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