Martin OM-18 Authentic Bridge Repair

Martin OM-18 Authentic Bridge Repair

Posted by Ryan Carruthers on 29th Sep 2021

Recently we had a Martin OM-18 Authentic that had a bridge crack right through the saddle slot.  We were not able to get a correct replacement bridge for this guitar either through Martin or a third party.  So we made a replacement. 

Ryan, our tech, removed the original bridge with an infrared lamp.

We sourced a piece of Ebony, carefully shaped in creating the correct contours and aligned the original bridge pin hole spacing

re-glued the bridge using a traditional hide glue and carefully routed the saddle slot for the through saddle

Finished result: