We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. Acoustic guitar bridges sometimes become lose or come off and need to be reglued. Don't go crazy on tightening them as they can snap, but clearly if the tuner isn’t fastened all the way, your guitar won’t stay in tune correctly. It is the Bahco 625 scraper, and is perfectly sized for this job. The bridge on my acoustic/electric guitar was coming loose and so I decided to fix it at home. In our experience, almost all the acoustic guitars that are delivered to our warehouse need some work doing to … A top that pulls up (this is called “bellying” by the way, and a little bit of it is normal) is a sign that the whole system may be at risk. A poor quality instrument may have the bridge glued to an already-finished top, creating a poor … Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. The string has to fit into the slot at the front of the hole. (oh yeah, my guitar is a semi-acoustic-classical thing. It may be a bit awkward, but it works while the string is brought under good tension. Can you use a Metronome to tune a guitar? That's not to say that aliphatic glue (wood glue), will not work, but animal protien glues like hyde glue and fish glue have proven to have highly successful results, and personally, I use fish protien glue. (haha) any help or advice? To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. As we'll be setting the guitar up in a …

Bridge lifting, or completely popping off is a typical repair and I reglue a lot of bridges. It's important to get the ball end of the string properly set against the tapered end of the bridge pin. After I install about three strings in that manner I will press down the bridge pins with my finger while lifting up the strings at the soundhole to remove the looseness. Once the strings are taut and in pitch, the bridge pins will remain intact where they should be. If you properly seat the string under the pin... and then seat the pin, it will stop pulling itself out. Find out more about how we use your information in our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls.

i do know how to string guitars, but mostly electric ones (my one has a fixed bridge). I tried to find information about it and there is none to be found.

The pins on my Martin insert easily and stay fixed during the string installing, but with my J45-50 Gibson I must insert the string and then the pin and, while tightening the string to less than pitch, I rest the heel of my foot over the pin to keep it stabilized until tension keeps it in. My three steel-stringed acoustics have the bridge pins too. I have taken it off once and re glued it with Hide glue, but even after waiting the prescribed 48 + hours to restring it let loose as soon as I tuned the guitar. Leaving a guitar in a hot environment can cause glue to melt or dry the glue out. I have no opinion on "vaccume clamping" as I have not tried it as yet. Guitar bridges lift off the instrument top for several reasons. Braces may have cracked or come loose.