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Dave Higham
11-13-2009, 12:54 PM
Can anyone give me dimensions of a 'classical guitar' type bridge for a tenor ukulele, or point me to where I can find them please?

11-13-2009, 01:47 PM

Dave Higham
11-13-2009, 11:23 PM
Thanks Sweets, I didn't think to look there.
Is 1/4" the accepted thickness for a tenor bridge?

11-14-2009, 01:58 AM
I just used that exact bridge with out giving any thought to it's thickness. I just tapered the sides a bit and did some finish sanding, and then glued it down. It turned out to be about an 1/8" too tall for my uke and I now need to correct it unfortunately. This was my mistake for not checking it prior to installing it.

All my previous builds where I made my own bridges I thicknessed them to the same hieght as my fretboard which worked for me and I ended up having the strings break at about a 45 degree angle over the back of the saddle, which I think is what you want to drive maximum energy from the string into sound board. Experts can correct me.

I build with the neck in the same plane as the top. If your (uke) neck angles back or forwards appreaciably my method may not work.

good luck,