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  • Birthday 01/01/1970

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  1. they reposted the floyd rose mustang. It's pretty slick looking.
  2. http://www.wdmusic.com/ I bought my the pickguard for my 66 mustang rebuild from them. They make pretty much every pickguard under the sun.
  3. I have smallish hands too, and have found that the Short scale, and neck radius of the Jazz, Jag, and Mustang family to be very playable. It took a little getting used to because of how noticably round the fretboard is, but I certainly enjoy it. The only con that I can think of, is how heavy my instrument is. I play on a 1966 Mustang, and it is noticably heavier than my 2000ish mim strat. I am not sure about the reissues, but I think they are lighter compared to the vintage. Oh, And I really do not like the tremolo system, but I just take out the arm and ignore it.
  4. Thanks guys! I am really satisfied with the results. The SD's are kind of grunty, but they are nice for single coils. I was considering putting a humbucker in the bridge and redoing the shielding for it. But carving out a vintage body would be sacrilidge. Oh and I was considering doing a sonic blue, or an off white if I repainted it. But I would lose all of the wonderful damage. This is the 2nd guitar rebuild I have done. I am no luthier by any mens. Just a guy with a screw driver, soldering iron, wood glue, and some dowel. But I have considered going to school to become a guitar tech. As it stands I am a better tech than a Player.
  5. I don't know if any of you remember, but a while i obtained a body from a 1966 Mustang and began a rebuild project. It is a hodgepodge of parts from 65-68, a reissue bridge, f-stamp neckplate, with electronics from 2009! Here is the parts list: 68 Neck 65 Tailpiece 66 Body 66 Control Plate Reissue Bridge f-stamp neckplate Gotoh Inline Tuners SD Antiquity II Factory Spec Fabricated wiring harness Reproduction pickguard - Mother of Bowlingball and pictures the 65 tailpiece, and reissue bridge Here is the headstock, I know, the decal is heavily worn, its 42 years old, and is showing its age. I ordered new decals and it should be on within the week. I did have a thread about the body damage a few months ago, Mostly highlighting the strap button damage. While I was able to repair the strap button issue, the body is still riddled with nicks, and scratches. Truth be told I like this, but i hate the blue the previous owner painted it. i may repaint it, but probably wont. here is a close up of some of the scratches that are just below the tail piece. Here is the total package! like i said, she is a hodgepodge, but it worked out. I didn't rebuild it to sell, this is going to be something i hold on to for a very long time. So what do you think? edit to fix picture links
  6. So wait... you have a p90 in the bridge position or are considering it? Because the way you have it worded here makes you sound like its already done... And if I am not mistaken you have to rout the body out to fit a p90 in the first place? And if so wouldn't it be easy to fit a hb in the p90 rout?
  7. http://fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0967700332 It looks like an interesting Acoustic-electric. I think what does it for me is the standard Tele pickup in the neck position. I cant imagine it sounds any different than the Deluxe Tele or Stratacoustics. The price tag is shying me away on it though...
  8. I thought that was just a different name for "neck through"? Touche Salesman
  9. to shift this conversation back to the original topic, the reason why gibsons (specifically the Les Pauls) are so expensive is that #1 its a neck through body. One solid piece of wood maybe with a vernier or a slab of rosewood for a fretboard. #2 Most gibson bodies (ESPECIALLY THE LES PAUL'S) have to be hand tooled. I dont know of too many machines that can make archtops like gibson does. so the labor costs are much much higher. 3. Gibson also prides itself on quality control. I have never seen a gibson out the factory feel as terrible as some fenders. Even Epiphones feel pretty good compared to Fenders budget brand, Squire. Don't get me wrong, I love fenders. But Tit for Tat, Gibsons tend to be of better quality out of the box, but lack the interchangeability that most fenders possess.
  10. this was the exact issue that i came across. The vintage models did not have the 1/4" counter-bore which makes replacement very limited. these are the originals http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 602_263622 and here are the remakes http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 602_263622 unfortunately they are the best fitting (in terms of screw placement) that I could find, You might be able to modify them, but god damn would that be a huge pain in the ass (if it even worked out!)
  11. what about the bottom? the dowel idea sounds like a good one so far. I was also considering using a wall anchor (zip it style) for it. What do you think about that?
  12. wait! I lied! i found some! they are fender replacements. but they are the new style complete with f stamp. http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/imag ... 22-100.jpg It looks like they listed them wrong (70s opposed to 60s) but they match up the design that your neck uses. Additional find: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 602_263622 they might match up and these are cheaper! you might want to check yours to see if they require 1/4" counterbore. just remove one to see.
  13. oh! well I'll be damned... My apologies! I thought the reissues were all gussied up with Kluson styled tuners. But maybe those are just the 69s. Unfortunately I was unable to find replacements for these types of tuners. Perhapse one of the other forum members can assist you.
  14. Those arent Reissue tuners... Those are vintage...
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