The tremolo springs that sit in a cavity behind the bridge.
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There was no way of removing the tremolo block and springs without irrevocably damaging the body, so we left them where they were, much as we were itching to see the array in all its glory. The knife-edge design the Mays came up with is still staggering in its foresight, and its action and stability is unsurpassed.
Lots of additional details can be seen here too, including a coin (we suspect it’s a sixpence) sitting under the layer of copper cavity insulation installed by Greg Fryer, five of the six saddle beds and part of the rubber pad upon which the bridge pickup sits.
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