What type of tailpiece do you use? is there a standard type ? Any info to setting up the proper way to mount it and lining it up with the fretboard. As some who joined the group have never made a sloid body but would like to give it a try. Figure any of those who have and do build them would help...thx
http://www.moongazermusic.com/bridges.html found this site that has smaller strat style tailpieces, looks like they would work great for a 3 or 4 string solid body. They also sale small body blanks..
those look nice but in my opinion they're a ripoff. fender style saddles can be had cheap on ebay and bending and drilling a plate of steel for how ever many strings is certainly not beyond someone of your capabilities uncle :)
to your question, everything you know from your cbg experience applies obviously.
i like drilling em thru from the back like fender best of all. If you do it close to the saddles you get an excellent break angle. Ive also done trapese type thingys, i like screwing those into the endgrain much better than on the face. Ive done a few les junior kinda wraparound jobbies.. those are cool, but they put a lot of stress on the top, so you need to really think about how youre anchoring em down if you dont want em twisting forward under the tension
almost any tail piece you see on CBGs can be used on a solid body.... Then add hardtails like strat/teles and you have a whole universe to choose from....