Acoustic Guitar Bridge Repair

Acoustic Guitar Bridge Repair.
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25 Comments/Reviews

  • Dave's World of Fun Stuff says:
  • RockinDigger1 says:

    they had a nice fender hellcat acoustic at my local pawnshop and they had it
    hanging in the window!!!!!!!. i said you have to take that down right away
    the bridge will start lifting and shit will go haywire. i went back 3 weeks
    later and the bridge is starting to pull off.. the wood is all
    had direct sun everyday…but nope they didn’t listen,,they lost 300 bucks

  • 20mayfield says:

    if someone didn’t have those U-clamps, what could be used? just something
    heavy and even pressure?

  • Glenn Smith says:

    Pain in the ass kids!

  • fenderstratguy says:

    This was such a cool video, Dave! Thanks! I have one git that I bought
    with a split in the bridge. It’s a cheapie guitar and plays fine (the
    bridge is just split – it’s not lifting yet). I could practice on it if I
    could find clamps to press the new one down.

  • glen wallace says:

    I read somewhere that one can use a common drinking straw to remove the
    glue that squeezes out. I tried it and I like it. The straw conforms to
    the square corner and the glue gets scooped up. The bigger straw the
    better – I then cut an inch off the straw and discard the gluey piece.
    Saves using a wet rag or cuetip. Plus it is a great excuse to make
    Margaritas. Love the videos Dave.

  • Gerald B says:

    I assume you clean the peg holes too?
    As always, thanks for the video.

  • Jeffrey Waters says:

    Wow what a project . It’s amazing that it only takes glue to hold that on
    even wit all the string pressure.

  • Louis Schroder says:

    What kind of glue? Your previous answer to this question is blank. Thanks. 

  • Tioga Fretworks says:

    I have those same clamps and scratched the hell out of a top with them. Now
    I throw a cedar shim or a scrap of leather under the leveler “foot”. 

  • AldoSAndrade says:

    Even not scratching a lot the clamps, isn´t good to protect the bridge with
    some shim avoiding marks from clamps pads?

  • bradbrad@planbrad says:


  • Jazz Bass says:

    Wood on Wood! LMAO

  • LocoPCtheoneandonly says:

    Great!!! check the way I fixed one of mine watch?v=3MEvQ0sJnP0

  • Angus Foster says:

    i’ve had a similar problem before, but when the bridge ripped up, it took a
    lot of the wood with it from the top as well as the lacquer, i advised them
    to either see a specialist or buy a new one as i had no idea whether
    re-gluing the bridge on would hold well enough being that there was now a
    lack of material (if that makes sense). anywho, for future reference, what
    can you do in this situation?

  • Johan Brobeck says:

    Nice work Dave!
    I had an old Yamaha on my bench a couple of months ago, with the same
    disease… A bit delamination of the top under the bridge, and since it was
    a cheapo, I stabilized it with superglue. The owner told me it sounded
    better than ever now :)

  • xandepousa says:

    That happened to a 12 strig acoustic but some of the body wood came out
    with the bridge. Would it be worth to fix it or just buy a new one???

  • isawlindsey says:

    The suspense!

  • gogiants123 says:

    i hate it when companies put the bridge on top of the lacquer top. does it
    really cost that much more to remove the lacquer where the bridge goes. it
    cost me $140 to get a bridge replacement on my yamahaha that cost $400, and
    when the guy replaced it, he told me it was one of those classic cases
    where the bridge was glued on top of the finish. my next $400 guitar will
    be made by epiphone, thank you very much.

  • vox1003 says:

    What does a repair like that cost? and where do you purchase the clamps

  • 5150stephen says:

    the old reliable shitebond ! haha

  • sayhai says:


  • rollingthunder45 says:

    Dave, have you done a vid on lowering the action on an acoustic? I’ve
    sanded down the bottom bridge almost level with the retaining wood and got
    the neck straight via the truss rod but it’s still like a cheese grater, or
    may be its just a cheap (Berkley) guitar? What do you recommend for a
    decent acoustic with a nice low action? Keep ’em coming bro……

  • Oman1095 says:

    At what point should a bridge like this be repaired? I know a guy with a
    similar issue, but his hasn’t quite reached this point.

  • Desmaad says:

    It’s because of this that I find the idea of glued-on bridges cringeworthy.
    Instead, I’d devise a truss inside the body and screw the bridge to that.

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