Can I glue the bridge to my violin?

  1. chanroth profile image73
    chanrothposted 6 years ago

    Can I glue the bridge to my violin?

  2. Doc Snow profile image97
    Doc Snowposted 6 years ago

    You *can,* but it's a terrible, terrible idea.  Don't do it!

    Bridges are traditionally friction fit.  There are several advantages to doing it that way, but I think the most salient one is that bridges don't last forever--they warp, crack or break eventually.  When replacement time comes, if it's glued you won't be able to replace it without damaging your top, which is the last thing you want to do.

  3. renee21 profile image83
    renee21posted 5 years ago

    If the bridge fell off or is broken, take it in to a instrument repair store.  Some music stores do repairs.  Never glue the bridge to the violin.  You could permanently damage your instrument to the point of not being able to play it ever again.