The Jazz Masters builders have their own take one what a Wang bar bridge setup should be, and a certain amount of the guitar players agree with the setup. the distance from the bridge to the tail piece is substantial given that it is a solid body fender guitar, Nels Cline in an interview said this endeared the Jazz Master to him , partially because he likes to play the section of the strings behind the bridge. (some knowing nods from my dear readers) A custom guitar maker that makes Jazz Master like guitars makes a model with a pick up behind the bridge. brilliant! A little innovation buy definitely outside of the offset box .I like these little discoveries.