Originally Posted by eno50
Be careful with the g-fetish bodies,you can strip a screw hole very easy ,the wood is soft ,one thing you can do to help balance the bass out is to use a high mass or heavy bridge,but again be careful on the bridge screws they will strip out.
I know a builder who made some guitars out of those Light wood bodies ,and had those issues of neck dive,so you have to add some weight to the other end,now you might try a
graphite neck,more money but less weight.
One way to tighten up soft wood is to mount the bridge without string tension, then pull the screws. Set the bridge aside and squirt a jolt of thin CA in each hole, then wipe the screws down with a little wax/oil and run them down until they bottom out easy, don't force it any further. If you get any ooze, quickly wipe with a paper towel and it should come off clean. The trick is to wipe it without stopping. If you stop the paper will stick and leave fuzz to clean up. Give the CA plenty of time to fully cure, then pull your screws and mount the bridge. Some might think it overkill, but you can do the same for your PG and control plate. I'd do it as a matter of course to all the screws if the wood is soft.
We mount engine cowls and other assorted components directly to wood in r/c airplanes this way and it makes a HUGE difference in how well the screws hold.