#1
I'm in the process of building a guitar body, and I have already bought a tune-o-matic bridge for it. I've noticed from looking at other guitars that these bridges aren't positioned perpendicularly to the centre line; they're angled to make the treble strings shorter. I'm assuming this is for proper intonation, but how much of an angle do I need?

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#2
Yeah, it's not perpendicular to the centre line in order for the intonation to be correct. I've jsut measured my Epiphone Les Paul, and from the middle of the stop bar posts to the middle of the TOM posts is 1 1/2" on the bass side, and 1 11/16" on the treble side. From the middle of the post to post, the TOM is 2 7/8" wide. You can work out the angle from that easily, but I can't be bothered right now I'm afraid.
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#4
So when you measure the distance from nut to 12th fret x 2, would you place the treble side at that spot, and then the bass side further away, or would the middle of the bridge be at that spot, with the treble side closer and the bass side further?

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#5
^ The scale length strictly speaking is measured on the top e string, so you would set the treble side to that length.
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#6
Thanks for the help, I can work out the angle now
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