Originally Posted by Rodger Bryan
If it was originally for the Gotoh, then the holes were about right.
Originally Posted by Marcus Willett
If you have a tech plug the holes right and redrill and move your bridge maybe 1/2" or so, you'll get it back in tune and you'll be blissfully unaware anything was ever done by looking at it.
So here's the deal. Warmoth drills the Gotoh 201 screw holes 1/2" further back
than "stock" Fender holes. I just measured both of my 70's Fenders and both of my Warmoth bodies, and from the neck pocket to the screw holes, the Gotoh 201 holes are 1/2" further back.
(Fender are approx
11 & 1/16th" and Gotoh are approx
11 & 9/16th". Don't quote me on these measurements.
I didn't get all Rainman about it, I just checked with a yardstick.)
This is super OK for the Gotoh 201 and the Badass II (since the baseplate is so deep, but HEADS UP, the standard Gotoh screw holes are too far back for "vintage" style (1.75" or 2" deep) bridges.
This is kind of confusing, since I thought the Gotoh option on Warmoth bodies was totally interchangeable with vintage Fender bridges. And while the screw holes are the same pattern, they are too far back.
Hope this helps someone down the road.