Sorkin or Bowtie bridge.

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Sorkin or Bowtie bridge.

Postby (1OUfan) » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:17 pm

Can anyone tell me what the saddle radius of this type bridge is? Do they work well with a 325V59?
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Re: Sorkin or Bowtie bridge.

Postby (Lonestarringo) » Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:14 pm

I have a Sorkin on my 325 and it works great. I was lucky that no one had cut any grooves for the strings.
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Re: Sorkin or Bowtie bridge.

Postby (iiipopes) » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:40 pm

Google is your friend:
https://www.allparts.com/GB-0526-001-Ni ... _1547.html
Notice that the radius is flatter than a Rick crown radius, but that can be adjusted when the slots are cut and the bevels burnished.
HOWEVER - notice the string spacing. Now you know why the low E-string on JL's '58 hung off the edge of the fingerboard at the upper frets. Stock Rick bridge spacing is @ 2 inches.
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