Vintage Gibson with a chipped out bridge plate. Multiple loose braces, a top crack and the back is peeling up a bit puts replacing the bridge plate out of this clients price range. We'll most likely go with an 'overlay' plate.
I don't know how I would get that plate off... normally I would heat the top a bit (with the bridge removed) with a lamp or a chunk of steel and an iron.... and use the bridge plate chizel, separation knife, razors.
How would I get that plate off?