Stringed Instrument Sanctuary
A bridge is a device for supporting the strings on a stringed instrument. It transmits the vibration of those strings to the soundboard in order to transfer the sound to the surrounding air. Bridges are most commonly a single piece of wood that fits between the strings and the surface of the soundboard. We carry several bridge blanks that cou...
A bridge is a device for supporting the strings on a stringed instrument. It transmits the vibration of those strings to the soundboard in order to transfer the sound to the surrounding air. Bridges are most commonly a single piece of wood that fits between the strings and the surface of the soundboard. We carry several bridge blanks that could be used for guitars, mandolins and violins.
|Classic||180 x 40-45 x 10-12 mm||7 x 1.6-1.8 x .39-.47 "|
|Western||200 x 50 x 10-12 mm||7.9 x 1.96 x .39-.47 "|
** Dimensions can vary from bridge to bridge. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for exact sizes of YOUR bridges.
(Swartzia spp. (S. cubensis))
Katalox is an exotic wood that is native to Central America. It is far superior in strength to either Teak or Hard maple. Strength qualities in compression parallel to grain are exceptionally high. It is very hard - much harder than White oak, Hard maple, or Teak. The wood is exceptionally heavy. It weighs much more than Hard maple or Teak in the green or seasoned condition. The wood is very dense.
Granadillo is a relatively new wood to American guitar making but is fairly common in South America. It is non-porous, straight grained to interlocked, very dense, with a medium to fine texture, and has a ringing, bright tap tone. It works easily but can dull tools a bit, has a medium to fine texture, and finishes well with a high natural luster. The reddish brown color will darken to
a brick color over time much like Honduran Rosewood.
*Each Sold Separately
*Photos are typical of what you could expect when purchasing.
*Sizes may vary slightly.
Heartwood is usually jet-black, dark brown or grayish-brown streaks may be present. Typically there is little to no visible grain, which is usually straight but can also be interlocked.
Gaboon Ebony has a fine even texture with very high natural luster and occasional black mineral deposits can be present. The heartwood is very durable and resistant to insects.
Due to its extremely high density, Gaboon Ebony can be difficult to work, dulling cutters quickly. Glueing can be difficult sometimes due to the high oil content found in this wood; however it finishes well, and polishes to a high luster.