Bridge on Partscaster Not Installed Properly

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4ener
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Bridge on Partscaster Not Installed Properly

Post by 4ener » May 21st, 2018, 12:48 pm

Hi Folks... First of all, post and I need some help and advice.

I was given a Pastscaster to look at my buddy, he was building a guitar on his own and it appears to me the hardtail bridge he installed is slightly off center and needs to be shifted to the right and a bit higher. The problem is that the original holes drilled for the bridge are only about half covered when moved to the proper place.

Apparently, the pickguard was installed prior to the bridge and when he drilled the holes for the bridge the holes through the body didn't line up properly with the holes in the guitar body, I've never seen anything like it before. I told him he should have installed the bridge first and then the pickguard rig but poop happens I guess....

How might I install the bridge properly without having issues with it coming loose at some point in the future?

Regards....

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Re: Bridge on Partscaster Not Installed Properly

Post by Musicus » May 30th, 2018, 12:19 pm

Partscaster? Like a guitar built from old parts of whatever is handy? I love those. Sometimes you get quite an instrument, sometimes you get quite a wall sculpture. I would drill out the old holes, probably with a 3/8 or 1/2 inch bit, glue wood plugs in, then remount the bridge.

Pictures would be nice.
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