C. B. Gitty
Brass Floating Bridge - Guitar and Banjo Styles - USA-made!
Bulk discount rates
Below are the available bulk discount rates for each individual item when you purchase a certain amount
|Buy 5 - 9||and get 10% off|
|Buy 10 or above||and get 15% off|
We are proud to offer these beautiful, solid brass, precision-cut instrument bridges to the homemade instrument community. Based on the most popular of our wooden bridge designs, these golden tone-rich beauties are laser cut from 0.1875-inch (4.8mm) thick brass sheet. We then grind a nice tapered two-sided bevel into the top of each one, to make them easier to get notched for strings and installed.
The rest of the surface is left "factory natural", for you to sand, file, buff or otherwise finish as desired. Some light sanding/filing of the sharp edges is recommended, at the very least. String grooves are not pre-filed, so these can be used for instruments with different #'s of strings. The "Flying Kay" style will work for 6-string guitars (as shown in the listing photos).
Below is an overview of the 2 styles/shapes we offer for these brass bridges. You can see images of the different styles and wood varieties in the listing photos.
- Banjo-style - this is a lower-profile bridge, about 2 3/8" long x 7/16" in height. These make great cigar box guitar bridges on builds where you need a lower bridge (such as when you have a fretted neck without a glued-on fretboard), and of course then can be filed or sanded to be even lower-profile if desired. We have been selling this design for years and have used many of them on our in-house builds, and they work great.
- Flattop Acoustic "Flying Kay" - A variation on the classic Kay design, these have an eliptical cutout that forms two feet on either end of the bridge. This gives it an elegant look and also decreases the surface area of the bridge touching the soundboard, which could help squeeze a little extra volume and tone out of a cigar box. These bridges are just under 4" long x about 9/16" tall.