Once I was comfortable with the bridge's location, the next trick is to gently scribe its location into the soundboard's lacquer--but not too deeply so you don't see it as a scratch in the end--and proceed to taping and scraping.The scribed line is barely perceivable, but it's there. Next for some tape:
After about an hour or so of careful scraping, (approximately 1/32" to the inside of the edge), here's the soundboard denuded of lacquer:
Now as happy as I am with Ghost Bridge, I decided I had to get the bridge on before calling it a night. The book calls for one 4-1/2" deep C-Clamp and 2 wooden cam clamps--hah! maybe if you have a ton of cam clamps and happened to have some small ones--I couldn't get them all in the sound hole, so I had to make a late night hardware store run--fortunately they had some more 4-1/2" C-Clamps. You should clamps it all together without glue first as a dry run to make sure you have all the necessary tools ans set up--I'm glad I did.
Here're some bridge-clamping-in-place-please-don't-blow-up-Mt. Rainer-for-at-least-an-hour pics:
4-hours later (actually the next morning) and it was like Christmas (or Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, or whatever) This time when I picked up the guitar to move around the bridge didn't fall off and threaten to slide under the refrigerator...