Dell Arte Gypsy Jazz

Dell Arte gypsy jazz guitar bridge reprofile
Dell Arte gypsy jazz guitar bridge reprofile

Dell Arte gypsy jazz guitar bridge reprofile

The owner of this Dell’Arte DG-P1 “The Pigalle” oval soundhole gypsy jazz acoustic guitar was finding the high action a bit hard to handle so brought it in for a setup.

As you can see the solid rosewood bridge isn’t adjustable and to take wood off the bottom would have disturbed the nice “moustache”.

The only solution then was to reprofile the top. I deepened the string slots one by one until the string height was acceptable then ground the top of the bridge down so that the slots were about as deep as the string’s radius.  I then reprofiled the sides of the bridge to restore the gentle curve before sanding smooth and polishing with gun stock oil.

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