Something Old, Something New

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by 6stringelectric, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. 6stringelectric

    6stringelectric Tele-Meister

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    Something borrowed, but no it's not blue...

    It's my almost completed parts-stang (still missing volume and tone pots)

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    This is a real mutt - the body is an early 70's which has suffered a few badly done re-finishes.

    The neck is borrowed from a late model Jaguar re-issue.

    OK, it's not really "borrowed", I bought it used from a guy...

    The pickguard and pickups are old, but of unknown manufacture and vintage.

    The control plate, bridge and vibrato parts are new.

    The output jack is from my parts box, and the screws are from the local Ace hardware store.

    I consider it a "real" pawn shop style guitar, and sort of a slice of history too with the various parts from different eras.

    As I said, I still don't have the volume and tone pots, but I couldn't wait to try it out so I just wired it up straight to the jack.

    It sounds great! Nice and light too.

    The neck feels good to me (I should mention that I have small hands so the short scale suits me well) but the most amazing part is that it stays in tune. Even when I use the vibrato! I didn't really expect that, since the main reason I sold my last Mustang in the early 70's was because it wouldn't stay in tune, especially if I used the vibrato at all.

    Did Fender do something to improve the vibrato's on the re-issue Mustangs?

    Or maybe my technique has improved a bit since then...

    Anyway, I'm quite pleased with it at this point.
     
  2. stantheman

    stantheman Doctor of Teleocity

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    I like it!!!
    ...always had a thing for Wild Mustangs. :cool:
     
  3. DOGMA Dunn

    DOGMA Dunn Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice classic guitar.
     
  4. JessRey

    JessRey Tele-Holic

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    My first electric was a Mustang. Man I kinda miss that thing now.
     
  5. RubyRae

    RubyRae Friend of Leo's

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    Looks good. I am in the search mode for a Mustang lately. I keep hoping I will find the right one, preferably vintage. Enjoy!
     
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