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Modern: Flat-top Compensated Bridge
This is a hand-made replacement bridge in ebony or rosewood and bone, to fit newer flat-top mandolins. It is a compensated bridge that allows a slightly longer scale length to the 2nd and 4th strings.
It is 120mm long, 15-18mm tall before fitting, and 7-8mm wide at the base, tapering to 6-7 at the top. The bone saddle is 50-55mm long, and the shoulders are decorated with MOP dots. The spread of string slots is about 38mm. It will suit required bridge heights of 8-15mm, depending on the top dome.
It will need to be fitted. String slots may be omitted or altered if required, but by the nature of the compensated sections, the string placement is fairly fixed.