New Bridge for a 64 Gibson LG-0

This 1964 Gibson LG-0 came in for a new rosewood bridge and compensated bone saddle. The LG-0 was intended to be a student guitar because of its smaller body and shorter length. It has a mahogany back, sides, and top and features a very distinctive sound. The guitar originally came with a plastic bridge that many believed was used as a cost-savings measure. In order to replace the bridge, the holes in the top had to be plugged to form a strong anchor surface. The new bridge was made from a solid rosewood blank and fitted to the top with a matching radius. Once completed, the guitar had a much stronger, balanced tone that is very pleasing. Yet another instance of an inexpensive guitar that gained popularity because of its sound and “folky” appearance.