Drilling the Holes
|Now that the neck is glued firmly in place, the next thing to do is install the bridge. In this case, it is a Les Paul Junior-style wraparound bridge. I used a piece of scrap to check the spacing of the studs that would be anchored in the body.|
|I aligned the bridge on the body using fishing
line to represent the "E strings" on either side of the neck. Once
aligned, I said a quick prayer and drilled the holes for the bridge.
Once the bridge anchors were drilled, I used this Plexiglas template to mark the positions of the two volume knobs, the selector switch, and the rear humbucker cavity.
|First was the humbucker cavity, then the other
holes were drilled. Here is a shot of the guitar ready for some hardware!
Don't forget to drill the hole for the ground to the bridge.