On the bench

On the bench

This little Ministar Lestar came in for some work to get it playing a little better.

Because the bridge/tailpiece has no real adjustment for height or intonation I had to file slots in the plate to be able to move it to adjust action.

Despite being a straight bridge, it actually intonated reasonably well but everything was a little sharp, so I made a spacer to move the whole tailpiece back slightly.

Now the action is great, and the intonation is "almost" spot on. 

This is a great little design and well-made and executed. There are a couple of things I would change but being restricted to the limitations of its purpose, it's a cool little idea.

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