So, quite a few people have commented on the castaway Strat not being headless and questioning the use of the EGS string locks. My response is that the EGS string locks were designed to be flexible, both in the way that they are packaged and sold, but also how they are mounted.
Here is another way of converting a guitar to use an EGS bridge:
I have had this broken neck lying around for years, waiting for some application. Again, not spending a lot of time on perfecting woodwork, I just cut the head straight off.
One of the main complaints over the way I illustrated the use of EGS string locks was drilling holes in the side of the head. This modification is far from less invasive, but it does save more weight…