GIbson J-45ADJ Bridge Replacement

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Here is a repair or modification I see fairly often.  In the 50’s and 60’s Gibson offered or used  adjustable bridges on J-45s culminating in 1963 with the worst bridge design ever – a plastic bridge with adjustable saddle and a plywood bridge plate.  The plastic bridges look and sound terrible.

Replacing the bridge involves removing the bridge plate and bridge, patching the extra holes from the mounting hardware, and installing a new maple bridge plate and rosewood bridge.