Hi I'm new here and quite new to guitar building although I have built one before. This time I want to use a Schaller 456 bridge with fine tuning facility and I'm guessing there may be some routing involved in the fitting, but how much to take out?. Has anyone had any experience of this? Any tips would be appriciated.
You dont route for these bridges they use a neck angle like you would for a non recessed TOM bridge. Warmoth site says use 1 1/2 to 3 degrees. 3 degrees would be better as its easy to raise the bridge but hard to recess it after the guitar is painted. If your making a bolt neck guitar neck shims could be used to to later lower the bridge height. Or try finding the parts that go in some strats with a screw to adjust the neck angle.
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