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Brian D
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:06 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I had a thread about installing a pickup. I decided to go and purchase the JJB piezo pickup. These go inside under the saddle and are glued against the bridge plate. I tried to photo the bridge plate with my toy (cell phone) camera but it did not work. So, I took an X-Ray of my guitar to see the bridge plate.

Used a DSLR and a high power flash inside the guitar. So this is what the Martin D35 looks like inside.

Bridge plate is the dark mass under the bridge. X bracing is famous for Martin guitars. Tone braces are the two diagonal braces under the bridge. Then there are the 4 finger braces to the left and right of the bridge.

Kind of cool, isn't it? Now I know the size and placement of the bridge plate.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:46 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

And here is the Carvin C750S. Note the bridge plate (dark shadow under the brigde). It is really small and looks uneven. Also there are two strips where the wood is bookended below the bridge. Also, missing is the end block at the very bottom of the guitar. However, the bracing pattern looks about the same.

The light leak on the left is from the electronics. I thought for a second I had a hole (well, I do). LOL!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:06 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Really cool pics, Brian.

I never would have guessed that much light could go through the top of the guitars. Thanks for sharing these. I could see others wanting this done for their acoustics. Especially vintage or high end units.

Who knows, maybe you just invented a side job for yourself. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:37 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Those are really cool! Applause

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:54 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Very cool. Cool
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