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Building My Electric Guitar - Installing the Tune-o-matic Bridge - Build My electric Guitar - Installing the Tune-o-matic bridge p2

 

The photo below shows all four holes marked for installing the Tune-o-matic bridge and the stop bar.

 

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Now that all of the holes are marked, I needed to make sure that I drilled the holes for the tune-o-matic bridge to the proper depth, but not too deep. This is a two step process starting out by drilling a much smaller pilot hole first. So I put the bridge posts next to the drill bit to measure the proper depth. Then I put a piece of duct tape on the drill bit. This way I knew I was at the proper depth when the edge of the duct tape hit the surface off the electric guitar body. Below is a photo of drilling out the bridge post holes.

It would be better to have used a drill press for this, but since I don't have one, I used my regular drill. Fortunately, it has a level on its back side so I know I am drilling the hole straight.

 

Building my electric guitar - installing the Tune-o-matic Bridge

 

 

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