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NGD '66 Mustang

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Special Brew, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. Special Brew

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    It is not really new, just recently finished. I spent the best part of a year finding old parts for cheap online and have made a vintage partscaster. I just buffed the paint out yesterday and set it up today. I didn't fill in the dents before I sprayed, so I could reveal them again for a bit of authenticish wear. I think I will give it a little bit more of a beating and yellow the paint, switches and trem tip to match the pickups. Maybe next weekend.

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  2. John C

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    Nice work!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Great.
    It may be me, but, I always loved their playability from the get go.
     
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    Awesome work! Beautiful guitar.
     
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  6. Special Brew

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    I totally agree. Four finger chords are a bit tight in the first position. Other than that it plays really well, even though the frets are the lowest I have ever crowned. The trem is pretty stable too, these get an undeserved bad rep for tuning stability. I have 11-56 on it so maybe that helps, I don't know.
     
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    Thing of beauty!

    That's cool. Great work.
     
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  8. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Nice! How’s the neck?

    Kinda following your footsteps with my Mustang. I have the 60s tort and vibrato, and need a Oly white body. Squier neck stays though, it’s a baseball bat!
     
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    Nice, so it's all original parts except for the body paint?
     
  10. Special Brew

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    Yeah, all original expect paint and trem arm. The neck is June 1966 and the pickups are dated as June 13th 1966. The pots are late 1965. There was no date on the body, somebody else had tried a refin before me, but since the pots came with it it might be a 1965.
     
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  11. Special Brew

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    Cool! How is your pickguard? Mine had shrunk a bit so it is not a perfect fit, but I just about got away with it.

    The neck is good to me. It is not a baseball bat though, more like a standard c-neck.
     
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    Mine is in good condition, but the pointed lower cut away is going to crack off someday. I don’t really tighten the screws down much. Somebody before opened up all the holes too, maybe to deal with shrinkage.

    Good for you. Most vintage Mustangs I found have thin necks. Exception was late 60s CBS model, very healthy C or U.
     
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    Nice. I've been interested in those since I saw Todd Rundgren play one in the 70's.
     
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