Need A New Bridge

My trusty Ibanez. I’ve had this steel string guitar for over 20 years and the only work it’s needed has been a re-gluing of a bracing strut. Otherwise it’s been a solid standby.

ibanez acoustic guitar bridge

Until now. Look at how the strings have hungrily eaten away at the string guide holes! I never really noticed the progression of damage until I changed strings last week. While taking off the old strings, the b string had actually become embedded in the wood of the guide hole.

broken bridge ibanez

Here’s a closer look. Shit that looks bad, and I probably shouldn’t have put the new strings on but hey, a couple of weeks couldn’t possibly make it any worse. Could it? I think it’s time to make an appointment with my local Luthier.

acoustic guitar bridge erosion