Brass Knox Guitar Bridge

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Aluminum prototype

The Brass Knox guitar bridge is an all-metal auxillary guitar bridge that is designed to be used on steel-stringed acoustic guitars. The high action of the bridge prevents frets from being used along the neck and ostensibly turns the guitar into a 12-string harp with a fixed set of tones.

The bridge can be positioned and adjusted to accommodate a number of different open-string notes.

Variations

The first version of the Brass Knox bridge was made out of aluminum with a high degree of natural compliance, allowing the user to tune strings with more tension than would be otherwise possible. This maximizes flexibility and customizability, but reduces the ‘cleanliness’ of the sound by increasing the surface area of the string in contact with the bridge.

Aluminum prototype