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« on: May 07, 2012, 03:15:18 PM »

I wonder if someone could measure the height of the bridge on their Martin for me. Just thinking about things luthiery and making comparisons. afro
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 03:53:28 PM »

I would think that the height of the saddle is more important than the height of the bridge. Ideal height and action is a matter for the individual player to decide. It will vary from guitar to guitar regardless of maker.   
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 04:16:32 PM »

If I'm not mistaken Larrivee has 2 bridge heights.As for Martin I have nothing in the shop right now but I will put this foward some say that the bridge mass helps in dictating tone of the guitar.As for me I'm a non believer.
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 04:37:03 PM »

I wonder if someone could measure the height of the bridge on their Martin for me. Just thinking about things luthiery and making comparisons. afro

You should ask over at the umgf. I'm thinking Martin has three different bridge heights.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 05:27:10 PM »

Just eye-balling:
My L-09 has a touch higher bridge than my Martin, but there is plenty of bridge on the Martin too. I think Martin is like the other big American luthiers using thicker bridges than times past so the bridge can be shaved  to adjust for neck angle movement (let the controversy begin - again)
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012, 06:34:14 PM »

Found this from Frank Ford on late 60s era Ds -- they used three different heights to acommodate different neck sets. 1/4 5/16 3/8. My L-03 looks to be a smidge over 5/16. I assume modern Martins use similar measurements.
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