I made a vacuum pump from a compressor a couple of years ago, when I was swamped with repair work, especially bride reglues. It worked great for that period, re-gluing many bridges, including a Paul Fischer, Paulino Bernabe, among very many others. Just 2 weeks ago, it failed! So it's back-up plan, to the bridge clamps I go.
Left her clamped up overnight and chiselled clean the glue squeeze out.
Just met Chng @ canteen to confirm order and put down all his ideas into paper. Hesitated until the end to his bargain to $3500, since he wants all-paulownia, can do lah!!! Some more get his own case!! haha!
Back - 3-pc Paulownia with rosewood centre Sides - 3-pc Paulownia with rosewood centre Top - Paulownia Bridge - curve at the back with sloping wings Head with simple up-ward curve Tuners - pegs or machines or planetary gears @ extra
But one thing that mars the meeting is the constructive comments he made - workmanship finer please!!!
He found my bridge making on his guitar a bit rough, since he says he works with german precision machines and all that, he cannot stand imperfection and also tuning machines with slack!