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I’m soon to start a project that involves me refinishing my MIM 2005 Precision and changing the bridge and the scratchplate. The screw holes on the replacement ‘plate don’t quite match up with the original holes on the body, but no matter - as I’m refinishing the body I’ll just fill the original holes and drill new ones. 
 

But what to fill the holes with? Can anyone recommend a good wood filler for instruments please, that won’t shrink over time, will finish well and is easily accessible? Cheers. 

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Presumably the old holes will be coverered by the replacement pickguard?  If so, I wouldn't use filler, I'd use hardwood dowel of the appropriate diameter for the screw holes, glue them in and trim flush.  I wouldn't trust filler when drilling new holes if the new holes are close to the old ones, drill might wander into the filler.

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As neepheid suggested, glue and plug the holes, cocktail sticks make a good plug to fix into if the new holes are close to the existing ones.

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