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Neapolitan Bridge : ‘Puglisi’


  This is a hand-made replacement bridge in ebony or rosewood, and bone, to fit old bowlback Neapolitan mandolins, and is based on an existing bridge on a Puglisi bowlback. It is a compensated bridge that allows a slightly longer scale length to the 2nd and 4th strings.

   It is 120mm long, 12-15mm tall before fitting, and 4-5mm wide. The bone saddle is approximately 50-55mm long. The spread of string slots is 38-40mm. It will suit required bridge heights of 5-10mm.

   It will need to be fitted, but comes with a slightly curved foot, to begin fitting to the domed Neapolitan top. String slots may be omitted or altered if required, but by the nature of the compensated sections, the string placement is fairly fixed.