Hey CG, Yes. The guitar was purchased new from the ''Twelfth Fret'' on the Danforth in Toronto, summer, 2005. As a matter of fact, when I built the Malcolm Young ''Salute Jet'', I grounded the bridge the same way, just seemed like the logical thing to do. On the MY Jet, the base is pegged, so no worry of damaging the ground. I have no photos of this grounding detail, but I will take some the next time I change strings. Rickenbacker does the same thing, the ground protrudes through the body and is coiled up under the metal bridge base. Best, BIB.