Back to the main bridge page


Here's a bridge designed and made by John Patterson for his octave mandola


Attached is a photo of the mandola bridge based on your design fitted on my flat top octave mandola.

I took the your mandola template and modified it to suite my Acoustica Mandola. Of cause the bottoms of the feet had to be flattened and I had to reduce the height considerably but I am very satisfied with the end result. To prove the point after I had the new bridge fitted a few days I refitted the original solid bridge and the difference was most noticeable. The instrument was much more lively with more volume and better tone with the new maple bridge.


John Patterson

Here's a photo of John's bridge:

picture of bridge on mandolin



Quick shortcuts:

Go back to the main bridge page

Go to Red's CD page

Go to Red's astronomy page

Go to Old English fonts and translations

Go to Red's electronics page

Go back to Red's Home Page

Go to The Murphy Method Home Page to check out our music instruction tapes!