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    Default Re: Dating Gibson Mandolin - Help please!

    1917 but what's that weird looking shim und the bridge all about?

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    Non adjustable bridge too low?
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    I dated a Gibson once...never again......talk about high maintenance....

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    Default Re: Dating Gibson Mandolin - Help please!

    It looks like the shim is there because the top looks like it has sinkage to me?

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    I suspected that might be the case which is why I raised it. A lolipop stick might make it playable in the short term but re-gluing the top brace and a new bridge would be a far better solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrasser78 View Post
    It looks like the shim is there because the top looks like it has sinkage to me?
    Hard to get an accurate idea of the amount of 'sinkage' without a good side view. If the shadows and reflections are believable, I think it's beyond sinkage and progressed to 'sunkage'!
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    Definitely sunk.. shim is there because bridge isn't adjustable

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