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    I was recently gifted with a weymann mandolute which had been languishing in the attic for
    far too long. Fortunately , it is not beyond repair. I noticed that the the one piece bridge was in disrepair and way too high so I did my best to sand the base knowing that a replacement bridge would be needed. however, I am having difficulty finding a suitable bridge. I am looking for a compensated one piece bridge apprx 1 to 1.5 cm high that i could fit to the top. I could not locate one online at stew mac, elderly`s or even amazon or ebay. I would appreciate if someone could direct me to a likely source.
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    mark

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    Default Re: weymann mandolute replacement bridge

    Any compensated one piece bridge would work, but must be fit to the top. I would use a scraper and not sand, as it would be quicker, but takes more practice.
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    Default Re: weymann mandolute replacement bridge

    There is an old thread about this very subject here: Question about Weymann Mandolute bridge
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    Jake Wildwood used to make bone bridges, it is possible you could make one and send it to you.

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    One can certainly be made-- I have made a few. A Weymann style compensated bridge is not very difficult to make, but it does require a fair amount of labor time. It would be best for whoever makes it to have the mandolin and the old bridge in hand to get the proportions and the height correct.

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    thanks for the helpful input. As the original bridge was too low on the treble side and too high on the base , I rotated the bridge 180 deg and sanded the base slightly to fit the mandolin top. It is now playable up to the 12th fret (limited by the neck bowing which I might tackle later as my repair skills hopefully improve)

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    I just checked my usual suppliers. None of them carry one piece mandolin bridges anymore.

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