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Here are a couple photos showing some measurements. 44mm between upper f-hole eyes. Location of base bar shown in photo. 42mm wide bridge currently on it. The base bar seems to not be under the bridge foot...measuring exactly is difficult due to slant of measuring device through f-hole. Used thin card stock, less slant than metal ruler. It looks like I need a 44mm bridge. I ordered one and it should arrive tomorrow. The measurement between the feet on this wide blank will be quite a bit wider than the various bridges I have for this instrument. How does that affect tone and balance? Will that make the D and A strings more open? Can bridge thickness compensate for that if needed? With a 44mm bridge, should I increase the string spacing? With the wider bridge, I'll need a shorter post so I can move it out further. Considering these photos, would you select a 44mm bridge blank? I could also try a 43mm, but might have to shift it toward the base bar a tad. Didn't mean to insert that photo again but couldn't figure out how to delete it.