Gibson-Style assembly questions-Vocabulary Issues?
Again, I find that I may be a bit behind on my vocabulary lessons.
I intend to do a gibson-style 5-string build, where the G string (the topmost string in playing position) is a double-course string. This, combined with being a 1.77" total width string spacing, (from center of doubled G to center of the A string) at the bridge end, means I'll end up making the bridge as I can't find what I want at the sources I'm aware of. This isn't a problem, and I'll probably make a dozen or so because it doesn't cost me any different to make 1 or 10.
What metal? Aluminum? Steel? Bronze? Titanium? All are readily available at hand and none are any more difficult to work with.
I figure the string spacing should be 1.77"(45mm) / 4, and then split the double-course string 3mm? Will I need separate saddles for the double course, or will I be able to use a single saddle with two grooves? They will be tuned an octave apart, one G4 and one G3.