Ok, hi everyone, I'm new on this forum.
And I'm having a bit of a problem.
I really love the shape, the overall looks and the history of the fender mustang
in particular, the burgundy blue/lake placid competition stang.
But I'm a really tall guy (6'7"). So my first thought was that my fingers weren't gonna have enough room
to take certain chords. I've heard of a way to fit a neck to a mustang to increase the scale,
but it's gonna look slightly odd, because you still have that small body.
So my though was to make my own. Lining a mustang up with a 25.5 scale guitar, made me see that I'll end up with a body a lot larger than a Stratocaster.
All I need to do now is find a body blank, with holes routed for a bridge humbucker, a neck s.c and a strat neck pocket.
I'm planning on cutting the shape out myself, along with the extra routing that needs to be done.
I wanna strap a jazzmaster neck on, since the headstock looks almost exacly like the mustang one, and fits perfectly in a stratocaster pocket.
I'll have to get a custom pickguard, and control plate, also, I'd like to get a strat input jack in the same spot of the mustang one, so my cable won't point straight up.
So I looked up what's on everyone's mind reading this... warmoth.. only.. I noticed a small problem
Warmoths body blanks are too short. Urgh..
I do know this is gonna be a long job, and it's a project for the future, since I don't have any money to fund this right now. XD
Any thoughts? Anyone?
Especially on the blank.