Actually, moving the Bigsby (or any tailpiece) that far back can be beneficial to the playability of the guitar. It makes the strings longer, which increases their elasticity. It also makes the break angle over the bridge a little less sharp. Both of these factors make bends feel silky smooth.
I have a Tele I built with the Bigsby all the way to the back like that, I love it.
The issue is really the Bigsby they used. It's designed for a Gibson style guitar as a mod. You basically use a conversion plate, that screws into the bushings for the Gibson tailpiece. Then you just bolt the Trem to the plate. Always gives you perfect alignment and doensn't require you to modify the guitar. You can unscrew everything and go back to the original tail if you like. No drilled holes.
My bet is if they had used black hardware instead of chrome, it would have looked a lot better on this guitar.
What gets me are the pickups the guy asked for. Humbucker in the neck, P90 in the bridge and a single coil. I guess it's a tone monster, but damn - you can't fix that level of ugly.
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