I have been lurking around long enough, searching and finding answers to my questions, so thank you for everything so far!
I'm just starting my very first build, which will be sorts of a La Cabronita, and ran into my first (hopefully of not too many) small obstacle along the way.
I have a nice two-piece alder body with Fender measurements and supposedly all Fender routing and holes predrilled. I was inspecting the body, taking pickups measurements (will be minihumbuckers instead of Gretsch style pu's) and noticed there is no route for the bridge ground wire.
So my question is how does Fender do it? For myself, I can see only two options:
1) Drill from the bridge pickup cavity towards the bridge, which does not sound like a very good idea, considering the string-through holes and bridge screws there in between (unless I can somehow ground the bridge from the very front).
2) Take a long drill bit and drill through the output jack hole until about where the bridge is, then drill a shallow hole through the top, which would remain hidden under the bridge. I'm just not sure what this means for the already small contact area under the bridge.
Either way, I suppose it's a good idea to solder the ground wire to the bridge? Thanks!