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Martin Jonas
Mar-09-2004, 8:52am
I've been thinking of upgrading my rosewood bridge to an ebony bridge on my Washburn F-style. Looking at the Elderly catalogue, I see there are four different choices:

"Vintage-style" ebony bridge, $45

Adjustable ebony bridge, $21.85

Cumberland acoustic bridge, $40 (not clear what the wood is)

Brekke bridge, $60

I know about the Brekke bridge, but the other three all look much the same on the photographs, except for slightly differently sized wheels. Does anybody know the difference between the "vintage-style" bridge and the generic ebony bridge? Is it justified that one is twice as expensive as the other (same wood, seems to be the same design)? How do the Cumberland bridges fit in?


Scotti Adams
Mar-09-2004, 9:02am
I just recieved a vintage style bridge from Steve Smith at Cumberland Acoustic...its an exact replica of the bridges used in the 20's on the f5's. Its made of ebony and has the small knurls...its a great product. Our own Darryl Wolfe makes some fine bridges also...aka F5journal...good luck

Martin Jonas
Mar-09-2004, 10:15am
Thanks Scotti, much appreciated!


Mar-09-2004, 11:21pm
I can't say enough good about my Steve Smith bridge. My set up guy actually congratulated me on the find!