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that could be pretty cool, great selection there. may consider getting one.

Ive got access to Oak and stuff too (theres a luthier down the street) and I bought some really nice patterned wood from him so I could make a mustang out of that and have a natural finish, theres some pictures of the wood in the jaguar forum under 'hybrid build' or something. I dont know what wood it is other than its about 200 years old and local.

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Yeah, that oak sounds pretty interesting man! 200 years old? That would look stunning. I do know that Tim at TKCustomGuitars is very, very open to projects and that custom quote page is very reliable. I'm sure he would be willing to have you send in the wood and he would probably dock the price of wood out of your quote. You will receive a quote within 24 hours. I requested a quote for a normal Alder Jag-Stang with the belly contour and instead of a Mustang Dynamic Vibrato route to have a Tune-O-Matic and stop-tail route installed and I also requested a toggle route on the lower horn. He returned to me saying it would be the same price that is shown on the page -- $125 -- and they would just custom route from there. He did mention that an additional toggle route down there is normally $25 extra, but he would do it free of charge. He's a real class act and enjoys what he does, definitely someone who deserves anyone who is serious about a project's business.

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I may check it out. The rest of the wood that I have left from cutting out the shape of my jaguar could easily make another 2/3 guitars, so I may give a mustang a go too. When the oils are put in and stuff the finish on the wood is amazing. Its kinda emphasises the colours making the reds darker and the blondes lighter......I should probably get back to that jaguar sometime soon...... its just been sat there for a while haha :P

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Last I checked most of the Japanese reissues were basswood; just some of the higher-end (and higher-priced) ones, and the 65s, aren't. I could be off, too lazy to go look, but I know when I was looking at comps there they were basswood. This was less than a year ago. After shipping and (possibly) import duties, this will be damn pricey.

But the thing to remember is that Cobain played Japanese 'stangs. A lot of people played Japanese 'stangs.

Now, if I were you what I'd probably try to look at is finding a used KC 'stang, in the LPB/comp that you want, and just refinish the headstock if you prefer. The savings on getting it used will help offset the refinishing, then any electronics stuff you want to change up you can do yourself. Might take a little patience, but those things will be around on the secondary market. There are already some out there to be had, but there will be more before long. Get something used that already has the first ding out of the way, too, so that you don't feel bad about making it your own and altering it any way you please...also, so you don't worry about gig/road damage. Then just enjoy it.

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Last I checked most of the Japanese reissues were basswood; just some of the higher-end (and higher-priced) ones, and the 65s, aren't. I could be off, too lazy to go look, but I know when I was looking at comps there they were basswood. This was less than a year ago. After shipping and (possibly) import duties, this will be damn pricey.

But the thing to remember is that Cobain played Japanese 'stangs. A lot of people played Japanese 'stangs.

Now, if I were you what I'd probably try to look at is finding a used KC 'stang, in the LPB/comp that you want, and just refinish the headstock if you prefer. The savings on getting it used will help offset the refinishing, then any electronics stuff you want to change up you can do yourself. Might take a little patience, but those things will be around on the secondary market. There are already some out there to be had, but there will be more before long. Get something used that already has the first ding out of the way, too, so that you don't feel bad about making it your own and altering it any way you please...also, so you don't worry about gig/road damage. Then just enjoy it.

The reissues are both basswood and alder, just depends on when it was made, which is the same reason the cobain mustang is alder body and the reissue jagstangs were made with alder. The basswood ones are usually NOS of certain models. I bought my 69 reissue about 4-5 years ago but it was made back in 94-95.
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Last I checked most of the Japanese reissues were basswood; just some of the higher-end (and higher-priced) ones, and the 65s, aren't. I could be off, too lazy to go look, but I know when I was looking at comps there they were basswood. This was less than a year ago. After shipping and (possibly) import duties, this will be damn pricey.

But the thing to remember is that Cobain played Japanese 'stangs. A lot of people played Japanese 'stangs.

Now, if I were you what I'd probably try to look at is finding a used KC 'stang, in the LPB/comp that you want, and just refinish the headstock if you prefer. The savings on getting it used will help offset the refinishing, then any electronics stuff you want to change up you can do yourself. Might take a little patience, but those things will be around on the secondary market. There are already some out there to be had, but there will be more before long. Get something used that already has the first ding out of the way, too, so that you don't feel bad about making it your own and altering it any way you please...also, so you don't worry about gig/road damage. Then just enjoy it.

Im contemplating that, and I would do it, only problem being I cant find the right decal I want, and making one is proving to be such a hassle (been spending all day trying to on graphic design software!) since I want the cream coloured Fender logo. haha.

If my store gets one in, I'll put a deposit on it. If not I think Im gonna keep saving for one, earn some money and just go buy a vintage one. (although clean blue ones are pretty rare right now haha) :D

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Im contemplating that, and I would do it, only problem being I cant find the right decal I want, and making one is proving to be such a hassle (been spending all day trying to on graphic design software!) since I want the cream coloured Fender logo. haha.

If my store gets one in, I'll put a deposit on it. If not I think Im gonna keep saving for one, earn some money and just go buy a vintage one. (although clean blue ones are pretty rare right now haha) :-grin

I'm not entirely sure if it was a cream one as much as being a light gold thats just aged over.
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http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=fender+competition+mustang+headstock&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=2558&bih=1233&tbm=isch&tbnid=UHt3px9KoEiZ3M:&imgrefurl=http://www.fendermustangstory.com/&docid=63_SVZJ18uhYtM&imgurl=http://www.fendermustangstory.com/Pages/gphotos/compmustlabel.jpg&w=551&h=310&ei=trYZUIroO6HD0QXA5YGQAg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=549&vpy=272&dur=4109&hovh=168&hovw=299&tx=189&ty=76&sig=114458502844316408345&page=1&tbnh=80&tbnw=143&start=0&ndsp=129&ved=1t:429,r:20,s:0,i:134

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=fender+competition+mustang+headstock&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=2558&bih=1233&tbm=isch&tbnid=UHt3px9KoEiZ3M:&imgrefurl=http://www.fendermustangstory.com/&docid=63_SVZJ18uhYtM&imgurl=http://www.fendermustangstory.com/Pages/gphotos/compmustlabel.jpg&w=551&h=310&ei=trYZUIroO6HD0QXA5YGQAg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=549&vpy=272&dur=4109&hovh=168&hovw=299&tx=189&ty=76&sig=114458502844316408345&page=1&tbnh=80&tbnw=143&start=0&ndsp=129&ved=1t:429,r:20,s:0,i:134

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=fender+competition+mustang+headstock&start=285&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=2558&bih=1233&tbm=isch&tbnid=AjwyQePK71096M:&imgrefurl=http://www.thefret.net/showthread.php/1039-What-about-the-other-Fenders/page2&docid=XQkQ3nCoXz5jQM&imgurl=http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/4495/mustanghead.jpg&w=800&h=431&ei=trYZUIroO6HD0QXA5YGQAg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=352&sig=114458502844316408345&page=3&tbnh=80&tbnw=149&ndsp=98&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:285,i:15&tx=51&ty=23

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=fender+competition+mustang+headstock&start=285&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&biw=2558&bih=1233&tbm=isch&tbnid=W1QvU4nv0GAsiM:&imgrefurl=http://www.guitarplayersanonymous.org/Content/and_39_66_Fender_Precision_Bass.asp&docid=Vdh3AmRpQxwErM&imgurl=http://www.guitarplayersanonymous.org/images/customer-images//66FenderPBass-Headstock01.gif&w=400&h=300&ei=trYZUIroO6HD0QXA5YGQAg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=1789&vpy=89&dur=322&hovh=164&hovw=218&tx=192&ty=127&sig=114458502844316408345&page=3&tbnh=123&tbnw=162&ndsp=146&ved=1t:429,r:42,s:285,i:134

and not forgetting the obvious mustang

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=kurt+cobain+SLTS+competition+mustang&um=1&hl=en&biw=2558&bih=1233&tbm=isch&tbnid=eqFjor_971xIoM:&imgrefurl=http://kurtsguitarsnow.blogspot.com/2009/03/slts-fender-competition-mustang.html&docid=MfyceyLCMh-8WM&imgurl=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_YyWDE_zaOs0/SawYdq1_MvI/AAAAAAAAAMI/Zd-ubFobFXA/s320/mail-1.jpeg&w=320&h=240&ei=UrcZULfdL4am0AWWooHYCg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=183&sig=114458502844316408345&page=1&tbnh=113&tbnw=147&start=0&ndsp=132&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0,i:76&tx=98&ty=77

they definitaly started in white/cream colours :P

could be interesting to build one though. I think that may be done sometime too.

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http://www.google.co...,r:20,s:0,i:134

http://www.google.co...,r:20,s:0,i:134

http://www.google.co...:15&tx=51&ty=23

http://www.google.co...:42,s:285,i:134

and not forgetting the obvious mustang

http://www.google.co...:76&tx=98&ty=77

they definitaly started in white/cream colours :P

could be interesting to build one though. I think that may be done sometime too.

The 4th link, with the bass head, thats a silver decal. if you look at the color of kurt's headstock, its a greenish color, thats not the actual color of the guitar meaning it aged. the first image was a white logo. Fender doesnt make cream decals. if you were to take it to them for a replacement they'll give you the current ones or the reissue ones instead of vintage correct ones.
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now I'm lost.. I get about the white fading to cream, I thought you meant like, the black/gold ones faded to cream. that blew my mind :L

I think I'm gonna try make a design and send it to get made as a waterslide thing.

And if I did get a KC mustang, the headstock would have to start the same colour and then Id have to age it/expose it to get a green tint. Could look cool :P

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now I'm lost.. I get about the white fading to cream, I thought you meant like, the black/gold ones faded to cream. that blew my mind :L

I think I'm gonna try make a design and send it to get made as a waterslide thing.

And if I did get a KC mustang, the headstock would have to start the same colour and then Id have to age it/expose it to get a green tint. Could look cool :P

the gold ones would fade that way if left in the sun, because the sun would bleach the gold flake. theres a red/orange compstang from the same year that has a gold decal. Remember the 69 compstang is 42 years old so alot of stuff like that would likely fade, then depending on what its exposed to, like smoke or any of that, it could discolor it, age it faster.

Not exactly, you can always get the guitar, age the body, then when you get around to the headstock, just age it more, doesn't have to be at the exact same time.

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I use it as a difference between PolyUrenthane and PolyStyrene like my jaguar haha.

I though nitrocellulose too, but that wears down, and kurts is all chipped instead :/

Polystyrene is styrafoam so that wouldnt make sense to use that in a lacquer, unless you're talking about the paint which would be latex, in that case thats a bit different than the finish. nitrocellulose is what vintage guitars used which is why they all chip and have cracks in the lacquer.
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never heard it called polyester here, even fenders website lists the cobain mustang as being finished in polyurethane. though, fender's site doesn't exacly have all the types of lacquers listed, for instance, the johnny marr signature jag just says lacquer, the cobain jag says gloss lacquer, but not the type.

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on the Classic Player Jaguar Specials its listed as Polyester.

Fender are pretty good with their specs, except about finishes. I think it would be cool if they listed every model they've ever made under some sort of 'discontinued' category. I thought Id seen everything until some see through beast popped up on ebay for zillions of pounds :P

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