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Okay, I'm sure I'm going to feel stupid for asking this because the answer is probably staring me in the face. I've searched all over and I can't find it.

I'm planning a LP style build and will be using the typical TOM bridge. I've got full scale plans all drawn up but I'm struggling with how to properly locate the bridge mounting holes.

I was planning the "typical" 24.75 scale length but see the Stew Mac site shows that their Gibson fretboards are "a compensated length based on a true scale of about 24-9/16". Perhaps it doesn't matter because I plan to cut my own fret slots based on 24.75.

I know that the bass side is typically longer than the treble side to compensate for intonation. How do I determine where to drill the holes in the body? :D

I've got Hiscock's book and have been through it twice. Perhaps I've read it too quickly because I've seen on-line reference to it being covered. :D

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