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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by ramonet, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. ramonet

    ramonet Tele-Meister

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    Mustang shape, sapelly semi-hollow body with flame maple top, maple neck with pao-ferro fingerboard (9.5" radius) and medium frets, original Fender Mustang pickup, CTS pots and orange drop cap on a polished aluminium control plate.
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  2. Lake Placid Blue

    Lake Placid Blue Poster Extraordinaire

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    Wow! I hope it sounds as good as it looks.
     
  3. brookdalebill

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    Cool!
     
  4. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Very nice! Did you build it?
     
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    Very nice! Sapele is kinda similar to mahogany.Martin and taylor use it in guitars.Make a really nice guitar or bass body.Ilike it!
     
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  6. ramonet

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    I forget to tel that it's 30" scale length. I build it from scratch, the only thing I bought pre-shaped was the fingerboard (radius and fret slots). The body was the leftover for a LP that I must weight relieve; I cut a "top" for the back of the body and I ended with two pieces not enougth thick for a body so... I added a maple top and a Mustang body was born. As sapele is really heavy, I made four big chambers and the weight goes down a lot, and is still well balanced.
     
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