I'm currently building a pine strat, and have routed the neck pocket, and pickup cavities, however it could be a long time before I get the neck, so is there any way to measure the placing of the hardtail bridge without using a neck?
Distance from heel to midpoint of bridge saddle adjustment is 7-3/8”.
The bridge's placement is determined by the scale length of the neck. So you can't place it untill you know what neck you're using. Good luck.