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    Default Custom Tenor guitar pin bridge needed

    Hi All,
    I am thinking of converting a Harmony H150 "Studio Special" guitar into a wide neck tenor guitar but I need to have a pin bridge made. Anyone out there available???
    Thanks in advance,
    Grandpa G

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    Default Re: Custom Tenor guitar pin bridge needed

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    Default Re: Custom Tenor guitar pin bridge needed

    I don't think he's looking for bridge pins.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: Custom Tenor guitar pin bridge needed

    I see, misread it!
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    Default Re: Custom Tenor guitar pin bridge needed

    I made the same mistake originally.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Default Re: Custom Tenor guitar pin bridge needed

    Do you mean you want to evenly space out four strings over a six string neck?
    If so you might find it easier to plug the existing holes in the bridge & re drill them.
    I don't know anything about a Harmony H150 "Studio Special, it might be a floating bridge?

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    Default Re: Custom Tenor guitar pin bridge needed

    I don't think it would be floating if it's a pin bridge.
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    Default Re: Custom Tenor guitar pin bridge needed

    Eh. You also would fill the holes in the top, plus the bridge holes, leaving the bridge attached, and re-drill. What's the bridge plate like on this Harmony? Lotsa dentistry going on here --speaking of which, get a dentist's mirror and some kinda flashlight, and take a good look at what it's like now.

    Harmony instruments tend to be pretty sturdy, though I don't know about this particular model. However, you're gonna be doing a lot of filling and drilling on this one. I'd proceed with caution.
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    Default Re: Custom Tenor guitar pin bridge needed

    Well yes and no, if you are keeping the standard neck width then the outer holes don't need to be filled, just the inner four?
    However... that would be an unusual and different instrument to play, what with such wide string spacing!
    Perhaps consider two courses = octave mandolin style.
    Most six strings wont produce a very lively sound if you drop the string tension down by almost half!
    I have used an easy conversion method for that type on six string conversion. You just need a new nut & drill a few holes in the existing bridge for the pins....


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    Default Re: Custom Tenor guitar pin bridge needed

    Thanks All for your ideas. The Harmony H150 has the bolt on bridge/saddle combo that is easy to remove and provides a good surface. I have configured a bridge/saddle setup but would like to go deluxe and have a pin bridge made
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    Default Re: Custom Tenor guitar pin bridge needed

    Harmony screwed some of their pin bridges on as well. You'll need someone to put a bridge plate under the top as well.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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