Designing the bridge of Brian May's Red Special
- The inner two segments are actually one piece as they are the same height, however it is not a must.
- The outer two segments are wider than the other segments.
- The outer two segments are rounded off for effect (or can have a 45° slope).
- The original saddles were made from one piece of steel.
- There are different cases for having the saddles constructed sperately from the axel or together, and both are 'professionally' backed.
- Each segment can have 5/6 slots for the saddles.
- The entire bridge is sat on top of part of the scratchplate (seperate).
- Each segment is screwed to the body THROUGH the scratchplate AND veneer.
- The entire width of the bridge will be dependent on your measurements for the neck.
- You can create each segment the same height and then use shims to set the height.
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