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Lining up the bridge

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When I built the mockingbird, I used some string in the top and bottom positions. Held it where I had an even amout of fingerboard on both sides and marked the mounting hole locations.

For scale length location I made a stick that was about 1/8" longer than my 24.75" scale and taped it on the neck so it was touching the nut and lined up the bridge saddles with the other end.

Someone please correct me about the 1/8 inch though, that was a long long time ago and I'm not sure how much compensation is needed. I do know I had the saddles at mid travel when I did it I would have a fair amount of travel either way to set intonation.

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