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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-30-2008, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Recessed Edge

Okay, quick quick QUICK question...

I bought some plans from Guitarplansunlimited and he said he couldn't find any info on recessing the bridge so we just raised the fingerboard...
BUT!

I have decided to atleast try recess it, if it goes bung i'll sell the edge and put in an OFR or something similar.

In the plans my body was 1 3/4" and the fingerboard was 1/2" above the guitar.

Right now I have a 1/4" fingerboard and the neck is flush with the body, which is now 2"
If I recess the bridge 1/4", it would be the same as having a 1/2" fingerboard, Right?

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-01-2008, 10:29 PM
 
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Re: Recessed Edge

Those plans sound a lot out of whack to me. 1 3/4" is a standard body thickness and you don't need anywhere near 1/2" above the body for an Edge, even with no neck angle. And you could always add a bit of neck angle if you needed more room. Draw it out full scale and check the dimensions -- that's the only way you will know for sure. Never trust a template you buy online -- I haven't seen one yet that was accurate.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-02-2008, 01:02 AM
 
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Re: Recessed Edge

stewmac.com has a template for recessed floyds and I have used it for Edge bridges with success. Its all in how you place the template on the body but it can be done by someone with some patience and skill(and the right tools).
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