I am replacing the bridge plate of a late 50's ladder braced Gibson LG-1. The original is made of spruce and is 1/8 inch thick. I have a piece of maple that I was thinking of using as the replacement. If I use maple, can I use a thinner stock, or should I stay with the 1/8 thinkness? Also, would there be any difference in making a bridge plate from spalted maple as opposed to the non-spalted varitey? Thanking you in advance.