Epiphone Special body supposedly mahogany (really not sure). I took it apart as it was not sound, the neck flexed from my grip, and the bridge started to lean forward from string tension, etc. The dimensions of the pocket perfectly fit a standard fender/warmoth heel and the bolts line up perfectly. I want to pull the posts, fill them in properly, sand it down, paint yadda yadda. The maybe make it a 25.5 scale and use a schaller top load bridge like on the Warmoth site. My question is will this actually work? The neck pocket looks straight, but maybe I need to shim it straight for use with a fender style neck? Assuming I locate the bridge properly will this work with a Warmoth tele style neck? I worry as the crappy original lightning tail was so high/proud off the face of the body. Any and all advice welcome.