buttmonk Posted May 20, 2007 Report Share Posted May 20, 2007 Hi board, I am planning to make a custom guitar body to go with a Warmoth Pro 25.5'' 22 fret neck. The body will be flat top, with Gotoh tune-o-matic bridge with string thru body. Generally I want to know the best strategy for calculating the routes for pups and bridge relative to the neck pocket. Here is my bunch of questions: 1) I guess I should go with a standard strat neck pocket, meaning it will be flat bottom (no neck angle) and 5/8" deep (from top of flat top body)? 2) So if if I want to get away without a neck pocket angle, I understand that I need to recess the bridge, but how much? 3) How do i calculate how far away from the neck the bridge should be? I guess it needs to be slightly angled so how is that calculated? Naturally this is defined by the scale of the guitar.... 4) How do I calculate the pup positions? I am planning to have a neck humbucker and a bridge humbucker... 5) Does anyone know of some place where I can download templates that would cover some of the above which I could just print out 1:1 and use to make my mdf routing template? 6) I plan to position the string thru body holes at the bridge in a "fan" formation so they will not be running perpendicular to the bridge (i.e. in a sense the tension on the string is not pulling straight thru the bridge saddle pieces). Will this cause any problems in tuning etc...? I just think it would look interesting. Once I have all this worked out I will make a template in mdf to see what it looks like and to route from. Any advice much appreciated:) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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