Here is that banged up pawn shop American Strat with the leaning bridge post issue. I ended up clamping the broken pieces around the stud insert back together. With the insert removed, I flooded the area with thin superglue. The breaks even extended into the spring claw cavity in the rear of the guitar. Other weird breaks were found around the neck pocket. The thin web between the end of the pocket and the neck pickup cavity was broken along with cracks in the neck mounting holes. Yikes!
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Easily the most nerve racking part of my hollowbody builds is routing the neck pocket. This is where hours of hard work spent getting to this point can be thrown away in a second should something go wrong. Since I build by hand without a pin router (or CNC), above is my funky jig for laying out the pocket. It is pretty much just two supports to hold / align the neck and a flat platform in which to support a plunge router over the body.