I have a Fender Palomino in my shop that the top has caved in under the saddles and has cracked/ broken out the top and bridge plate. The broomstick brace is in the way to repair the bridge plate. My efforts to remove it indicate it is frozen or glued in place. Anyone ever removed one before? Any insight would be helpful.
If this link works, it should bring you to a page with the patent drawing of the internal view of Palomino and how the "broomstick" is anchored -