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WhenDogsSing
12-17-2010, 02:46 AM
Can anyone tell me why Koaloha stopped making the crown bridge?

haolejohn
12-17-2010, 02:55 AM
Can anyone tell me why Koaloha stopped making the crown bridge?

The crown bridge didn't offer as much support as the newer style bridges. There were some cases where the crown bridge came seperated. (Mine hasn't BTW). So even though many of us do not like the newer style bridges as much as the crown bridges, the newer bridges are technically superior.

WhenDogsSing
12-17-2010, 04:32 AM
The crown bridge didn't offer as much support as the newer style bridges. There were some cases where the crown bridge came seperated. (Mine hasn't BTW). So even though many of us do not like the newer style bridges as much as the crown bridges, the newer bridges are technically superior.

Thank you Haolejohn. I hope your crown bridge stays intact for a long, long time.

Kanaka916
12-17-2010, 05:22 AM
Here's the post from Paul regarding the crown bridge . . .


Simple truth is, I like the look of the crown, but I hate making them. It's a two part procedure, creating the actual bridge, then the crown portion. Now that we have a laser, it's a little easier, but still more work than a single piece. The old crown bridges were single piece, including the crown, which was even worse.

I designed the bowtie for simplicity in looks and shaping. Unfortunately, it's not much easier to make than the crown, but it is easier to mask off before spraying.

WhenDogsSing
12-17-2010, 05:27 AM
Here's the post from Paul regarding the crown bridge . . .

Thank you Kanaka916, I appreciate the information. :D

Dane
12-17-2010, 07:53 PM
I personally didn't care much for the crown bridge, I think the headstock is flashy enough for me. But if the headstock was different then maybe. I like the bowtie, and I think they have a new one with the KoAloha name on it don't they?

heyjude
12-18-2010, 01:41 AM
I don't like anything about them except the way they play and the way they sound. I've got five of them that are keepers but they're not as stylish as my koa Pono tenor or my pineapple Kamaka.

Jude