By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn how to lower a guitar bridge. Lowering the guitar bridge makes it easier to play chords on the instrument. While this can be helpful for a woman or a man with small hands or short fingers, it also allows for overall greater ease in playing the instrument. Now you'll sound and look great at the same time! Your friends won't believe you tuned the guitar yourself.
- Find the bridge saddle on the instrument. This typically is located on the body of the guitar between the neck and the bridge, and is a medal strip.
- Twist the tuning pegs on the guitar at the end of the neck to loosen the strings which hold the bridge. This will allow for greater ease when accessing the screws on the bridge saddle.
- Use a screwdriver to carefully loosen the screws on the bridge saddle. Make sure to loosen the screw on each end. Slowly move the bridge saddle down the guitar until the strings have reached an ideal height.
- Tighten the strings back into place by carefully twisting the tuning pegs. The strips will help to secure the saddle in place.
- Use a screwdriver or your fingers to tighten the screws on the saddle bridge. Make sure the screws are tight to ensure that the saddle will be firmly held in place.
- Tune the guitar carefully using either a piano or tuner. Alter the tuning pegs as necessary if it is not in tune.