I am not sure what the bridge on this looked like originally but I am sure in some way it has been modified and the cover is missing. It would need to be fixed to sound better. The rest of the instrument is not in bad shape. The neck is an original round neck that has not been modified and the finish and tuners are original. The body has wear and patina but does not look dented or damaged... surprising me. If you have the time and know how to sort this guy out, I am here to send it there.