GSI (Guitar Scene Investigation) Case #71 Harmony Stratotone Blues

GSI (Guitar Scene Investigation) Case #71 Harmony Stratotone Blues. My man Phil Caivano from the band Monster Magnet brought me his Harmony Stratotone because the stock bridge was damping the sustain, clarity and tone not to mention the intonation was far from accurate. It was just an old wooden bridge with deep slots cut into it. Phil and the band are going into the studio to cut a new album and he really wants to use this guitar. After much debate about which type of bridge to use Phil decided on using a Hofner guitar bridge chose this for a few reasons: 1- First and foremost it looks cool. 2- The small frets on top of the bridge will add some clarity to the sound (but not too much like a TOM) and there is some control over intonation. The end result worked out very well.

This is a photo of the finished product. The action was nice and low and the guitar played more accurately in tune. The Hofner bridge had a great look and went with the overall vibe of the guitar very nicely. I love it when it all works out!!

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