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Mandolin bridge

Mandolin bridge

A mandolin bridge is the structural component where the strings rest near the area where the notes would be plucked with the pick.

The strings themselves rest on the saddle, which sits on top of the bridge base.

Bridges come as adjustable and non-adjustable and on mandolins are typically not glued down as on most guitars.

See also: this diagram.
See also: Compensated bridges

Alternate definition:

A "bridge" within a piece of music refers to the part between the A sections. In jazz a typical form is A-A-B-A. The B part would be the bridge.

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