Over the Bridge by lyndemc

Over the Bridge

A cello has a bridge; a small decoratively carved bridge made of maple. It is not permanently attached but is held in position under the tension of the strings. The strings are held away from the cello's top surface which allows them to vibrate freely while transferring that vibration to the resonant cavity of the cello's body. The small notches in the top edge of the bridge hold the strings an even and consistent distance from each other and fingerboard. It's the one part I'm really carefully about not bumping when moving my cello around for all these pictures because it can easily be knocked out of place. I like that there's a heart carved in the center of the wood.

Thank you so, so much for your incredible response to my "cello hug" pic. Your comments and favs are so generous.
The heart says it all!
April 22nd, 2020  
Is it always a heart in the centre or is that a decorative choice by this maker?
April 22nd, 2020  
Great close up...and I've learned something today so there you go;)
April 22nd, 2020  
Close to my heart too, love the explanations you always provide.
April 22nd, 2020  
Another beautiful image of the cello. Such a delight to see.
April 22nd, 2020  
It looks in polished or garnished, if it's not stuck, is it removable for traveling purposes?

Besutiful contrasts and thst fretwork is so clearly focused
April 22nd, 2020  
Wonderful details and that heart is special!
April 22nd, 2020  
I think this is the only piece I ever knew the name of :) Like to see the tension in those string so clearly. The carvings are interesting. Your month has really been an education.
April 22nd, 2020  
Love the subtle reflection
April 22nd, 2020  
Wonderful details. What a beautiful instrument!
April 23rd, 2020  
Great shot.
April 23rd, 2020  
I'm loving that heart, too! Super close-up!
April 23rd, 2020  
I am enjoying these detail shots of 'the works' and I'm learning - always a good thing.
April 25th, 2020  
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