X-brace Gluing and Ebonizing a Bridge

The ’48 Martin gets its x bracing reglued. Also, a new bridge plate to replace the replacement rosewood bridge plate. This maple bridge plate is a bit thicker than original to help keep the top from blowing apart. The last luthier that worked on this guitar sanded the top until it is nearly too thin to use.

Also, the mahogany project guitar gets its bullet tree bridge ebonized. The bullet tree was also recovered from the Belize River with the mahogany and sapodilla. You can see the sapodilla fretboard is turning out sweet with a coat of oil on it. More photos when it is fully complete.. soon.

Gluing the xbrace and bridge plate. River recovered mahogany project ebonizing the bridge

River recovered mahogany project ebonized bridge

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