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Falcate Bridge Plate Thickness

Post by WJ Guitars » Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:57 pm

I would appreciate some help to confirm what is the correct Bridge Plate Thickness for a Medium Body Sized SS Falcate Guitar. On my first Falcate SS build I used 2.5mm Bridge Plate Thickness and now for my next build recently started I have been reviewing the procedures and noticed there appears to be an issue.

I have the first edition of the Gore / Gilet Design and Build Books. The plans provided in the Build Book for a Medium Size SS Falcate Design show a dimension of 2.5mm thickness for the Bridge Plate. However, in the Build Book, page 11-49, Section 11.2.5.2, Heading: 'Drill the bridge pin holes' it indicates in the third sentence that the Bridge Plate thickness is to be 1.5mm. Which is correct when installing the Bridge Plate with a Carbon Fibre Bridge Patch?

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Re: Falcate Bridge Plate Thickness

Post by joel » Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:33 pm

I have the 2nd edition. Both 11.2.5.2 and the plan have 1.5mm listed as the bridge plate thickness.
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Re: Falcate Bridge Plate Thickness

Post by Steve.Toscano » Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:35 pm

Im sure Trevor will respond here.
But for all the OM sized Falcate acoustics i do at my school = 2mm give or take 10% (either rosewood, rock maple, or tassie myrtle) without CF. Seems to work ok.

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Re: Falcate Bridge Plate Thickness

Post by kiwigeo » Tue Jul 06, 2021 8:47 pm

I make mine around 2mm thick.....
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Re: Falcate Bridge Plate Thickness

Post by johnparchem » Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:45 pm

If I recall there were two options, the thicker one was to be used if the CF fabric under the bridge plate was not used.

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Re: Falcate Bridge Plate Thickness

Post by Trevor Gore » Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:56 am

1.5mm as per the second edition. Apologies for the typo that got through in the 1st edition.

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Re: Falcate Bridge Plate Thickness

Post by WJ Guitars » Wed Jul 07, 2021 8:22 am

Thanks Trevor for confirming the 1.5mm bridge plate thickness dimension.

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