Scorpion Banjo Bridges Silvio Ferretti Hand Crafted Maple/Ebony 4-String Bridges

Scorpion 4 string banjo bridge
  • £29.99

Produced in Italy by Master Craftsman Silvio Ferretti ...The ‘Scorpion’ 4-string Banjo Bridge is Hand-Crafted from the finest aged and seasoned, tight grained European maple which is tipped with seasoned dense black ebony. It is worked to exacting angles and tolerances to produce the finest crisp, warm, clear tone and produces maximum volume from your banjo. The bridge is precisely pre-slotted for standard spacing on a 4-String Banjo. The choice of many professionals.
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Description
 Available from Eagle Music in the following heights 1/2" (.500") 5/8" (.625")
 
A note from the maker Silvio Ferretti …
 
Dear Banjo Player,
 
if you are a discriminating player, no matter if you’ve got a 30 plus years experience on the banjo (like me) or not, you will surely agree about the importance of the bridge in determining the sound, in all of its components: response, volume, tone and so on.
My Scorpion Banjo Bridge is a synthesis of some designs I have studied (great bridges from the hands of Snuffy Smith, Dave Wadsworth, Joel Aderhold and others), filtered by the rules that traditional luthiery has developed and followed for centuries in building bridges for bowed instruments. During my luthier apprenticeship at the shop I work at (Airenti & Lowenberger in Genova, Italy), I’ve had the opportunity to analyze old and modern bridges for violin, viola, cello, string bass, and baroque string instruments, and I've put that knowledge to use in the Scorpion Bridge.
For my "regular" bridges I choose only high quality Balkan maple, centuries old, seasoned, evenly and mostly tightly grained, and I air-dry it myself. The ebony I use for tops is some of the most dense and hard you will ever find. I always quarter-saw my bridge blanks, which may results in some “waste” of wood, but ensures that the grain be correct in each bridge I build. All these factors are essential for the sound.
I offer my bridges in all possible (reasonable) heights: 1/2", 19/32”, 5/8”, 21/32” (.656”), 11/16”, and 3/4” (and practically any height in between...). You can get them unslotted, notched to standard or wide (“J.D. Crowe”) string spacing, notched to custom spacings of your choice, with or without intonation compensation for the 3rd string. Other options I offer on special order include different woods (treated maple, sunken maple or birch, walnut, plane, pear, cherry, also purple ebony or snakewood for the tops) for different tonal flavors. I’m always more than willing to build custom bridges for customers who have clear ideas about the sound they want to get from their banjo: after all, getting the most from a banjo is the reason I started building bridges in the first place.
 
Delivery & Returns

Last Posting Dates 2018 :

Royal Mail 2nd Class/Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed For - Tuesday 18th December

Royal Mail 1st Class/Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For  - Thursday 20th December

Royal Mail Guaranteed Next Day Delivery - Friday 21st December

Royal Mail International Standard Europe - Friday 14th December

Royal Mail International Standard Rest of the World - Monday 10th December

DPD Next Day Delivery - Friday 21st December

DPD Two Day Delivery - Thursday 20th December

DPD Europe - Monday 17th December

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