Newbie here. I own a Early 70's Goya GG-174 with the individual saddles bridge. The guitar appears to now need a neck reset along with the bridge replacement.
I was just wondering if anyone has ever worked on one of these?
I came across this old thread as I have been looking for a solution with my Levin W30 with adjustable plastic plugs as pictured.
Do you still have tools to manufacture new bone saddlescrews?
If so I would happily pay for your work, postage etc.
Hi there. It's funny to be here again after a long hiatus! Sorry that I haven't answered to Eric Sharp about his questions, but you know... some things went lost along the time.
I preferred to make the saddles in brass because I was afraid that bone should have been too susceptible to breakage. Having made the studs about 10 or 12 mm in length (can't remember exactly), the weight wasn't too much to affect the tone (surely better than nylon!) and didn't need to be drilled to reduce its mass. Magnus considerations are perfect.
That old Levin is still arouud ad played by the niece of the original owner.
Giving you still have the tools, would you consider making 6 studs for my Levin?
I will pay for your trouble and expenses.
Sorry Jasper, I did that work almost twenty years ago and I don't have the tools and material anymore.
Add to this that is not a good idea to do the job without having the guitar in the hands of the repair person. The risk is that if something go wrong you loose money and I loose time uselessly. But you can find a good lathe operator in your town to copy the nylon studs in brass or maybe bronze.
Good luck and let us know.
Thanks for your reply.
Good point, I will take the guitar to a luthier here in Copenhagen :-)