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I am restoring a Martin Handcraft melody c one of the needle spring broke does anyone know what size Martin used?
 

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Can you measure the diameter of the remainder of the spring or the broken off section (using vernier calipers to get a precise reading)?

If it has snapped off flush with the pillar, push it out (may be easier said than done) and measure the diameter of the round end.
 

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The springs vary widely even on the same horn depending on what was needed. Best bet - buy an assortment (not too expensive) and see what fits.
 

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Find a sewing needle that is too big, and measure the diameter at the point where it jams.
That is, unless you find an exact size of sewing needle to measure.
 
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