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Bridge Adjustment

The bridge on your instrument has been set to exacting factory standards for intonation and action. Rarely will your instrument need bridge adjustment unless a different gauge of strings are used or the strings are not changed often. On flat-top guitars the bridge is permanently placed on the surface of the top. Banjos and mandolins have a movable bridge (banjos usually have very fine pencil markings showing the proper placement of the bridge. Most electric guitars have a permanently placed bridge with adjustable saddles.