I'm not certain my process was the most proper method but here goes. I bolted on the neck and determined the scale lenght (so where aprox. the bridge needa to sit). Then I used rubber string. I attaced the string in the low e and high e posotions and eyeballed it from there. Moved the bridge to the left and right a bit until both "strings" seemed to align with the neck.
Thank you! That helps.
My situation is that the string-thru holes (and ferrule holes on the back) are pre-drilled, but not the bridge mounting holes. So, I don't see that I have much wiggle room with the bridge, but the body's holes for the neck pocket are not yet drilled (except for one).
So do you think I'm okay to assume that I need to install the bridge and then align the neck accordingly (as much as I can, given the limited wiggle room in the neck pocket)?