Here is a pic of one for a bass. It appears to be fully adjustable, but can't tell how intonation is set without loosening the strings (which I think would be kind of difficult). It appears to use some sort of metal for height, but I would go with wood. I have some walnut and dogwood laying around which may be hard enough to handle the string tension. But I would think I would need some sort of metal in there to be able to tap it for a screw. I saw another out there for a guitar, but for life of me can't seem to find it again. If I do get this project started, I will post pics with some progression.
Hello all. New to the forum and my first post. I was thinking about making a wooden adjustable bridge for a new project (both height and intonation). I am not real experienced in making guitars, but my wood working skills are fairly decent. I saw a picture on-line of one from a custom builder (can't remember who it was), but I thought it looked real nice. I have built 2 guitars in the past and started a third that I have not yet finished (will post pics of those at a later date). My brother is moving out of state and gave me all his lumber. One is a nice big chunk of walnut that I thought would make a nice guitar. I have a few ideas in my head, and started drawing something up, but I was wondering if anyone else had tried this and if it worked ok or was a lesson in futility. Thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks. Paul.