Here are some cute little videos from Otto Vowinkel on how to change strings if your guitar has a 12-hole bridge.
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Great follow-up from Mr. Vowinkel in posting these!! Seems like an excellent idea – I wonder why this type of bridge is not used more often on Flamenco guitars in general? It’s a very secure method for sure. Does anyone know of other builders who incorporate this style bridge on their flamenco’s? I know the Vowinkel 2a”F” that I’m trying out has it, but many guitars in the same price range don’t.. Perhaps it just boils down to the builders preference ~ correct? I’ve also read that a 12 hole bridge aids in providing a more precise break angle for the string, but I don’t know how relevant that is..
Jerry ,while a 12 hole bridge is all well and good ,please bear in mind the many great makers who have used the traditional bridge: Santos ,Hauser ,Fleta ,Arcangel ,Reyes ,Antonio Marin ,Ramirez ,Barbero ,Gerundino ,and many many more. In other words, there is nothing wrong with a standard bridge design even if a 12 hole is an improvement. Sound wise ,for an audience it probably does not make a huge difference.
Is it necessary to double loop the E B and G strings (at bridge)?
Somehow ,a 12 hole bridge is more elegant and it is easier to restring than a standard 6 hole bridge. ,once one gets the hang of it.