The guitar will be visiting a luthier in the next month or two. Hopefully at that point a reasonable and professional solution can be sorted. I will come back and update this thread if and when I find any solutions to this challenge. In all honesty I don’t intend on using a trem stopper. I don’t like the clunk sound/feel they make when the trem comes to rest. I am certain that the bridge must rest on the body for me to be happy with the setup. I feel as though a competent tech will be able to set it up as I have described. Hopefully additional routing or sanding of the pocket is not required. Although if necessary, it is not out of the question.