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  1. I'm thinking of making a Kurt Cobain 'tribute' mustang. Not because of the Cobain aspect, but because I've always wanted one and dont have the money for a vintage one or a reissue. I'm gonna make this Mustang out of pre made parts since I've only got enough wood for my other guitar I'm making (all hand made) and since I want it to be as accurate as possible. I'm going to get a premade body like this one since its the perfect colour compared to Kurt's in the EMP (wheras the current fender sig's and the japs are slightly different) http://s1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii523/IDanClarkI/?action=view&current=fenderbody.png the only problem I'm facing is the neck. I dont have access to painting and finishing tools (hey, I'm 16) and I cant find an LPB headstock ANYWHERE. So I figured I'm gonna have to see about getting one finished for me (with a special 'lefty' logo -i.e 'Fender' only-) I photoshoped an image of what I want it to look like here (only with white tuners of course) - KNOW ANYONE HERE WHO COULD DO THAT? http://s1258.photobucket.com/albums/ii523/IDanClarkI/?action=view&current=fenderneck.png other than that, its all gonna be AllParts stuff I guess. It may take a while since I'm dividing my time between building my custom one (Im gonna make a thread sometime soon) and because of the obvious cash flow issues since I'm modding things and making things all at the same time The Specs NECK- 'C' shape, 22 frets (vintage style), vintage ivory dots, 7.25" radius, maple neck, rosewood fretboard urethane finish(or possibly non to give it that worn feel) 1.625" nut width 24" scale length white 'lefty style' fender logo BODY- alder body (mustang shape) lake placid blue w/competition stripe (light blue) urethene finish SS routing ELECTRONICS/HARDWARE- SS pickup configuration - standard black neck p/up and black hot rails in the bridge mustang sliding switches 1 vol 1 tone (not sure of the values on his, but I'm going with 250k pots black mustang knobs chrome plate stumac gotoh TOM bridge mustang tremolo white mother of pearl pickguard vintage style white tuning pegs strap locks This may take a long time to materialise (probably wont be done by the end of the year) but I'll keep posting updates when something happens. I think Ive got pretty accurate specs. (its even gonna have a black EB nylon strap and .11 blue steel's ;D) lemme know if I've missed anything If youve done something like this, post some photos!
  2. I'm really GASing for a Mustang right now I've always wanted a mustang ever since I laid eyes on a 69 competition in the Teen Spirit video, I love the way it looks, and one of my favourite musicians used one too, so I really wanted one. I'm split between getting a KC competition signature simply for the stripe (shame about the non matching headstock though) or just picking up something else instead. I've never played a mustang, only ever seen one in a store. I own a Jaguar instead and I really like the neck, are they similar? oh, plus I'm also enquiring about a Custom Shop Mustang of a customised 69 competition and should get a quote around wedesday at the latest. I'm trying to get the price down a bit since essentially all I want is a different paint job haha. I hope it works. I asked for a quote on " a replica of a 1969 Competition Mustang in Lake Placid Blue with matching headstock with just 'Fender' in cream, not 'Fender Mustang' (like lefty models) and with a black hot rail in the bridge and 250k pots, so essentially a standard mustang with vintage replica paint job " - Im thinking of sending them my jaguar neck and having that insteadg If it doesnt cost too much (it wouldnt make sense if it did just for paint haha) then I'll get one and will officially have the first USA mustang in over 30 years win. HOWEVER, if I decide not to get it, what would you recommend in the way of Mustangs? I like the practicality of the KC's with the low profile switches and humbucker, but struggling to justify the pricetag for essentially a standard mustang with a humbucker. what would you do? do you think its worth it?
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