'Replacement' Body for MIJ Mustang Bass

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  1. Jeru

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    My brother bought a MIJ fender mustang bass, cut in top and tummy contours and refinished it -- EXCELLENT. I needed one. I waited and lurked and found a great deal on one. He got to work and months later is STUCK. Spray primer keeps cracking. My IDEAL would be a plain stained wood finish, like he did on my Peavey (Pic Below).

    SO -- Does anyone know anyone who makes/sells a 'replacement'
    body for an MIJ Mustang Bass..?

    For some reason, Warmoth (and the like) don't seem to offer one.


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    You'll probably come across a MIJ body if you wait it out but it won't be cheap. As far as aftermarket bodies I don't know of anyone who sells any kind of Mustang Bass style body. I remember you posting about the contour success your brother had with his bass and thinking how cool is that. I'm used to having no contours but if mine had come with them it would have been nice. Anyway, I hope your problem gets resolved soon.
     
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  6. Jeru

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    I appreciate it. We'll figure it out one way or the other, and I'll post a result.
    Not going to let this get away from me. This thing will be MOST EXCELLENT.
     
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    One guy a few weeks ago posted a pic of his original mustang bass and it had arm relief. I was like waaaaaaaa?
     
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    don't be offended by this idea - isn't the Squier Bronco bass the same body? I've got a Bronco and a new Fender Mustang PJ bass. They appear to be the same dimensions. If I'm right, you can buy a (complete) Bronco fairly cheap...used or new.
     
  9. Jeru

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    Really appreciate it - I'll look into it..!

    NOTHING to be offended by. I (try my best to) listen with my ears, and not
    get caught up on what things should be good or shouldn't.
    Heck, my go-to gigging guitar is a partscaster -- neck and loaded body bought
    separately off of TDPRI folk. Maybe $350 all-in. It'll never let it go.

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    Bronco and PJ are top loaders, MIJ 'Stang has a string-through bridge with holes through body and ball-end ferrules counter-sunk into back of same. Just mentioning it in case it would make any difference to OP. I'm not clear on whether or not he already has a bridge and if so, which type it is. If he wants to drill string-through holes in a top-load body, he'd better have a drill press: doing that job well freehand is pretty difficult.

    As you can see below, each of these basses has a bridge which is different from that of the other two:

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    MIJ
     
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    THANK YOU, Taildragger. I have a couple of updates on this:

    1) Brother and I have agreed to send the body off for some aged Olympic White refinish action.
    https://www.mjtagedfinishes.com/custom-colors-1#Olympic-White
    Minty pick guard has been procured. Expect it back in ~2 months.

    2) Good friend of mine just bought a house and is very likely to pursue a proper CNC
    router setup. I FULLY expect to be able to buy a nice (single) hunk of wood and
    make a body that brother can then finish with stain and wax, just like the PV in
    my original post.

    STAY TUNED..!
     
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