Maple Mandolin Bridge Update

Red Henry

Red Henry

Folks, our maple mandolin bridges are still selling well, and we're glad to keep offering them. This is my standard "11-hole" design:


This design maximizes the overall response of most mandolins, producing purity of tone, excellent volume, and exceptional sustain.

Lately, though, I've been thinking about offering my older "winged" bridge design again:


The advantage of the wings that they bring out all the bass response a mandolin has in it, which is often deeply desired and wished for by folks who play f-hole mandolins like F-5's and A-5's. The winged design may give a few percent less volume than an 11-hole bridge does, but it really does help the low end.

The winged bridges take a bit longer to make, but I'd offer them again if some demand was out there. If there are any potential F5-playing maple-bridge customers out there, let me know what you think!


Posted in By Red, Mandolin Bridges and tagged on by .

About Red Henry

Began playing mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and banjo in 1967-69. I married Murphy in 1974. We led the Red & Murphy bluegrass band, playing professionally, from 1975-87. Since then I've handled the technical side of Murphy Method cassette, videotape, and DVD production. When you call I usually answer the phone, and I'm normally the one who sends out the orders.