Carbon Fibre Reinforced Bridges
A guitar’s bridge is more than just the place where the strings terminate. It is an integral part of the bracing structure of the guitar top, though most people don’t think of it in that way. It is a significant mass (most bridges are made of ebony or rosewood) and on some designs a significant stiffness. The sound produced by a guitar is dependent upon the acceleration of the bridge. More acceleration=more sound. Low mass bridges accelerate more under the oscillatory string forces. My bridges are ultra low mass, generally made of non-conventional woods (i.e. seldom of ebony or rosewood because they are dense woods) and are reinforced with carbon fibre for strength and stiffness. My bridges are typically less than half the mass of other makers for both classical and steel string guitars. The benefit is much more volume.