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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: WTB: Farquhar 5-string bridges w/ tagua inserts

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sugarinthegourd - Posted - 05/31/2023:  19:17:00

Looking for 5-string Farquhar bridges with the tagua nut inserts. Especially interested in 5/8” height and any with Crowe or wider string spacing (not sure if he made these).

Thanks, let me know if you’ve got one you’re not using.


Edited by - sugarinthegourd on 06/10/2023 19:19:29

jbalch - Posted - 06/01/2023:  06:38:44

Those are cool bridges. I have a 4-string example. But can't help you with the 5-string type. Sorry. Hope you can find one.

I once had the pleasure of speaking with Jim Farquahar. He seemed like a fine gentleman. I got his phone number from a mutual friend and fellow B&D banjo enthusiast. I ordered a bridge for a very cool B&D Silver Bell #2 that I had at the time.

Edited by - jbalch on 06/01/2023 06:40:52


sugarinthegourd - Posted - 06/01/2023:  07:17:47

Thanks, John!

I found his phone number and thought about giving him a call — but I’m not sure he’s making them anymore. He’s getting on in years.

I have a tenor bridge that I really like so I recently tried a 5-string. The last one Bernunzio had with taqua nut inserts. I really like what it does to the tone on a Tubaphone I have but it’s a little too short.


sugarinthegourd - Posted - 06/07/2023:  15:40:31

Anyone know if Jim ever made 5-string bridges with wide spacing?

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