I didn't bother to post about the saddle creation and installation, since I've written about it before. But the saddle is done, and the final setup is done. So I have a playable Guild F-50 now!
While I had the guitar on the workbench, I went ahead and put a strap button on it. There is one already on the end - the output jack - but I need one on the neck as well.
Couple of things here. I debated about where to locate the button. A lot of folks put them on the front edge of the heel - this is a good spot, but the button won't be level, and I think it looks bad. I decided to put it on the bottom center of the heel - functional and symmetrical to boot.
If you plan to do more than, say, one of these, you might want to consider getting the drill bit and threaded tool from Stew-Mac. It makes this job simple and virtually foolproof.
Do you need this tool? Maybe not, but it sure makes this job easy.
Stew-Mac just started selling these way cool wood and ivoroid strap buttons. This one is snakewood. I also have an ebony one which I may change to.