A while back I bought a Delta Grooves neck because, new to guitar building, I wanted to see how nice a neck could be. I finally put this into a nice Tabak box. Humbucker pickups, enclosed tuners, hardtail bridge.

The intonation is so whacked I gotta move the bridge back further. The sustain on this neck is beautiful. The humbucker is warm and gnarly with gain applied. As soon as I get the intonation fixed, I'll put a sound bite up!

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You seem to be winning Richard, but that lack of further travel is going to restrict your chances of intonation a bit, but if you shorten the spring a bit, it looks like you can get another 4-5 mm, and that will get you pretty close i'd think, you might need to shorten the screws a touch as well, i can't tell by the pic how close they are to the strings. An alternative might be to put a nice hardwood spacer behind the bridge, and have your screws come from that after drilling the holes in the bridge upstand large enough for the springs to go through.

Getting there.

I would bite the bullet and move the bridge back to the guitar edge.  Sure there might be two little holes but two pop rivets or a small decorative handle can sit over the bridge and tidy it up.

Edit- closer to the guitar edge, too far back will cause similar problems.

Moving it back a little bit was my very first thought but I was concerned about drilling four new holes directly in line with--and so close to-- the old holes. Would there be a chance of the wood splitting?

I don't know what products are available where you are Richard, but most epoxy timber fillers can be drilled right beside, or even 1/2 way across an existing hole once set, if you are careful, you could plug your old holes, move the plate back so it JUST covers the old holes and re - drill, a tiny patch of wood glued under the 2 front holes inside the box would almost certainly help to stop your plugs ever coming out. Of course you could do what i said without even plugging the holes, just use a thicker piece of wood inside the box to screw into, as long as you don;t slide the plate back too far and expose the old holes it should be ok

The thing is gorgeous though.

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