Repurposing Old Body

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  1. ImNewHere

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    I have an old explorer type body that I’d like to convert from a tremolo style bridge system to a tune-O-matic style bridge and tailpiece. The cavities from tremolo style make placing a TOM bridge impossible.

    I planned on routing out a 4 inch wide section of the guitar from the top to bottom and attaching a 4 inch wide section of left over maple then rerouting the pick up cavities and neck pocket and having a solid section for the tune o matic.

    I’m not sure if I’m explaining this real well so I’ll attach a picture that will further confuse people but hopefully get some advice if this would work.


    I can’t upload a pic from my phone if someone can help with that too..... sorry
     
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    Ok one problem solved...

    Ok so the section inside the tape is what I wanted to remove. Maybe an inch deep and then glue a section of the maple into it.
     

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