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John Ritchhart
Aug-03-2009, 5:00pm
Anyone know where I can find a bridge for an old Kalamazoo Banjolin?

Aug-03-2009, 5:05pm
make one from a tenor banjo, plane off the slots for the banjo and add ones for the mandolin.

I made mine from a piece of mahogany with an ebony top, made the sound a little softer.

Aug-03-2009, 5:07pm
computer glitch

Aug-03-2009, 8:51pm
Take a look at this bridge , it would be a make or have made , rather than buy 85 + years later.


Jim Garber
Aug-03-2009, 10:06pm
You didn't say if you want an authentic repro bridge or not but these folks carry bridges for banjo-mandolins (http://www.anthillmusic.com/storefrontprofiles/deluxeSFshop.aspx?Bridges&sfid=155275&c=159737). Elderly might have them as well.

Aug-04-2009, 11:30am
FWIW, I happened to find a bridge made for a FlatIron flattop [army-navy] , that fit right on my 8 string Vega 'Little Wonder' , 20 years ago. intonation offsets and all ..