waldo041 wrote:Access to the electronics was precisely the reason for it. And Alligator was not the only pickguard guitar to have it. His second Travis Bean TB 500 #12 also had a cutaway.
Mr.Burns wrote:Just remember that a Fender style bridge needs to be compensated when its installed to allow for proper Jerry string-height and intonation (if that is what you're after) as the stock position won't allow quite enough travel in most cases. However, this bridge seems to do it no problem: http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,_ta ... ridge.html
No brass option, tho. Sorry.
Just a suggestion that I would have appreciated when I was building mine...
waldo041 wrote:Not up, but back toward the bottom strap button. The shim is only needed if you use a taller bridge.
Rusty the Scoob wrote:Shimming bolt-ons to change the neck angle is pretty common, at least in basses. Especially if you're fitting the taller Leo Quan Badass II bridge that was so common in the 70's. It doesn't take a full-length, custom fit shim at all, I usually just cut a thin guitar pick in half and place both halves lengthwise inside the pocket between the neck heel and the body. You don't really need full contact between the neck and body, as long as the neck is solidly mounted it sounds and plays exactly the same whether it's shimmed or not, other than the change in neck angle.
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