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Latest build....which bridge looks best on this Jackson Protoype body?

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by flyingbanana, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. flyingbanana

    flyingbanana Poster Extraordinaire

    Here's an old Grover Jackson strat style body that Grover himself gave me at the last show I went guy. Got to meet the Wilkinson trem inventor as well. Was a nice day.

    Here's a couple of before pics...



    and now....

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  2. flyingbanana

    flyingbanana Poster Extraordinaire

    Now I'm wondering what bridge assembly to go with...this one


    or this one...


    Ideas welcome.
  3. Jupiter

    Jupiter Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    The first one looks comfortable.
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  5. Thinlineggman

    Thinlineggman Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 15, 2011
    Oregon City, OR
    Since its such a modern looking body, the first one would work well. If it was a classic design, I would go with the second.

    Nice body btw!
  6. flyingbanana

    flyingbanana Poster Extraordinaire

    Or this one...depending on string spacing. Apparently, the mounting spacing for all three of these is 56mm.

  7. nofrets

    nofrets Tele-Meister

    Nov 14, 2010
    West Virginia
    I vote #3 - that's a sexy lookin' bridge!
  8. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Tele-Holic

    Oct 22, 2009
    Austin, TX
    I'm still trying to get over you painting that body...but #3 would be my choice, followed by #1. Then again, I am not a big fan of the bent saddles for any guitar (just my preference).
  9. flyingbanana

    flyingbanana Poster Extraordinaire

    I was torn over the finish too. :D

    The body had been tossed around for years and had some dings that needed repairing. It also had a bunch of those little dark lines...just some sort of issue in the wood. I don't know what it's called. But anyway...thanks for the recommendation. That third bridge is starting to grow on me a little.
  10. Joe_Guitar

    Joe_Guitar TDPRI Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    East Cost
    Cool body & nice paint job.

    If Grover made that, it needs a floyd!!!!!
  11. barbrainy

    barbrainy RIP

    Mar 2, 2012
    Northampton, UK

    Yep, 1 or 3, both look like they'd suit the shape and colour
  12. hellfire

    hellfire TDPRI Member

    Oct 16, 2012
    No 3 definitely.I've got 2 guitars with that same bridge..great bridge.
  13. flyingbanana

    flyingbanana Poster Extraordinaire

    It is sexy. If I go with that one...I have to figure if there's any added benefit of getting the 190 dollar version...or stick with the 70 dollar version.
  14. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 21, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    I like # 1

    i also like the color.
  15. Silverface

    Silverface Friend of Leo's

    Mar 2, 2003
    Redondo Beach CA
    Wilkinson made a bent-saddle version that was sort of a cross between #2 & #3. One got dug up in the shop last weekend and we were all just staring and drooling. Rock-solid construction but the responsiveness of the bent type saddles. Looked like it had ben sitting in a box since the mid-80's.

    FWIW (mostly for those younger folk who read "Wilkinson" and think "cheap copies" sold by importers) Wilkinson was a very high-end hardware maker...and still are as far as some of their lines go. The cheapo stuff probably pays the day to day bills and allows them to work on the high-end equipment, which is very nice stuff.
  16. appar111

    appar111 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 8, 2006
    definitely the first one!
  17. flyingbanana

    flyingbanana Poster Extraordinaire

    Put up a pic...ifnya don't mind to much. :cool:
  18. e-merlin

    e-merlin Doctor of Teleocity

    Jan 13, 2004
    Garden City, KS
    Are you going with a pointy headstock, or something else? If you're going pointy, I vote #1. If you're going with something more traditional, then #2 is it.
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