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I want to build a GBG using the bridge and tail piece used in a Les Paul, well that style. With a les paul the neck angles back something like 14 degrees, or their abouts. My understanding is the bridge is high so then the strings will be to high off the frets, so the tilt back of the neck will fix this.
Am I on the right track here is this the thinking or it their something else going on that I am missing. Tilting the neck back with a through neck will add a element of complication to things.
; ), just wanted someone to say it outloud, lol. I have had musicians and music store owners tell me that the higher bridge is louder, when asked why I get the same answer, I don't know it just is. LOL. Point being, a flat neck to box can be just as loud, you just have to build it right.
By the way I am not partial to either one, both have there place.
No need I get it. Would like to see your secret tricks though. The down pressure from string angle is one reason I make my tailpiece like I do, get the string closer to the bridge, better angle. Its all geometry. Here is a new thought, do you think the length of string behind the bridge effects the sound? hmm, that you could only get with a high bridge (longer) if i make any sense.
You guys can use your math if you like but it makes my head hurt!
With a mason's level, or any straight edge that's long enough to reach from nut to bridge, I can measure the string height across the neck and make neck angle, or bridge/nut, adjustments as needed.
If the neck angle is correct, laying the straight edge on the frets from the nut should just miss touching the bridge.