Every now and again as guitar geeks, we look for a new piece of gear or accessory. This time, I got my hands on a Passerelle Bridge.
Who am I kidding here? As a #guitargeek, it is our moral obligation to be on a never-ending quest for the next piece of gear that could get us one step closer to the elusive magical tone we have an insatiable desire to create.
There are numerous options for picks, strings, and other gadgetry, but the Passerelle Bridge developed by luthier Rachel Rosenkrantz and artist Kaki King takes the cake for an accessory that can turn your guitar into a whole new instrument… as in completely different.
Originally published on April 10, 2018, this post was republished on September 12, 2022.
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What Is the Passerelle Bridge?
The Passerelle bridge is cast out of bronze and sits on the 16th fret of your guitar, changing it into a Koto-like instrument. Your guitar suddenly makes sounds of a dulcet nature, and you have the ability to achieve a magically vocal-like quality from your guitar, quite easily.
I have been experimenting with the one I ordered, and I’m having a blast working with it. When I received it in the mail, I had to make some adjustments to the string slots, which the included materials called to my attention. After that, it was quite easy to begin experimenting with.
Overall, this gadget offers tons of possibilities which become very clear when watching Kaki King use it on her guitar.
My Passerelle Bridge Review
After receiving my Passerelle Bridge and playing around with it, I have to say that I’m seriously impressed. Check out the below video for my full review.
Passerelle Bridge Links
- Buy a Passerelle Bridge
- Luthier Rachel Rosenkrantz
- How to Install a Passerelle Bridge
- How to Tune With the Passerelle Bridge
- Passerelle Demo (Bowen Island by Kaki King)
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