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Timbuck
12-28-2017, 12:38 AM
As a side line while waiting for warmer weather to arrive I'm attempting making a few all metal guitar bridges...I'm due to start restoring a vintage 1959 Hofner guitar next year and it's fitted with a wrong type modern bridge ..the original solid brass bridge like the one in the pic got lost years ago...And a nice bloke on the Vintage Hofner Forum has sent me all the dimensions... and when the materials arrive I will see what I can do..There are a few similar bridges on the market but they are either not quite right or too expensive..May be a design like this would be ok for solid electric ukes :rolleyes: and what about that curved angular saddle area ?? thats going to fun machining that ;)
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4736/24484253517_26037054b6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DiAcy2)H bridge 3 (https://flic.kr/p/DiAcy2) by Ken Timms (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150702140@N02/), on Flickr
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4685/38470801665_29fd4fef19_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21BwV2T)H bridge 1 (https://flic.kr/p/21BwV2T) by Ken Timms (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150702140@N02/), on Flickr

Timbuck
12-28-2017, 03:23 AM
Just to set up for machining I made a "Mock up" out of hardwood ... I worked out a way to do the radius part using a jig on the spindle sander and disc sander and bandsaw..It should work on brass just as well.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4590/39320752202_558956ddb8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/22UD8Hu)aaPICT0007 (https://flic.kr/p/22UD8Hu) by Ken Timms (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150702140@N02/), on Flickr

ksquine
12-28-2017, 08:08 AM
That's looks like a pretty tall bridge. They must have a serious neck angle on that Hofner. Let's see it!

Timbuck
12-28-2017, 09:13 AM
That's looks like a pretty tall bridge. They must have a serious neck angle on that Hofner. Let's see it!
The one I'm going to restore is a bit beaten up ..But when it's done I'm hoping it will be something like this one But without the tremelo unit cos thats not original.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4739/25486766848_5a2f38f9a3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EQbkQC)H 161 (https://flic.kr/p/EQbkQC) by Ken Timms (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150702140@N02/), on Flickr

Timbuck
01-07-2018, 09:43 AM
Finaly completed it.... almost as good as the real one.;)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4683/24694779767_3c6de81735.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DCccEX)PICT0086 (https://flic.kr/p/DCccEX) by Ken Timms (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150702140@N02/), on Flickr

DPO
01-07-2018, 01:42 PM
Finaly completed it.... almost as good as the real one.;)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4683/24694779767_3c6de81735.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DCccEX)PICT0086 (https://flic.kr/p/DCccEX) by Ken Timms (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150702140@N02/), on Flickr

Top class work Ken.

printer2
01-07-2018, 05:53 PM
I thought the wood one would be interesting.