Two wrongs make a right? Mustang/Musicmaster project

Bringing your older offset back to life.
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Re: Two wrongs make a right? Mustang/Musicmaster project

Post by my bloody television » Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:04 pm

bad. ass.

Really happy to hear you're not going to repaint. That mockup looks awesome. Amazing work!

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Re: Two wrongs make a right? Mustang/Musicmaster project

Post by Stratelejazzuar » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:04 pm

That's great! When I saw where you were going with things, I scrolled down and at each pic I was like, "OMG he's gonna do it... oh, it's getting closer... it's really gonna happen... OH YEAH HE'S DOIN IT!"

Nice work. :) 8)

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Re: Two wrongs make a right? Mustang/Musicmaster project

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:50 pm

This could be one of the craziest saves ever. I mean, c'mon. That utterly destroyed Mustang? Really?*





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Re: Two wrongs make a right? Mustang/Musicmaster project

Post by apreswho » Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:50 am

you're so brave


haha seriously amazing work though, well done!

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Post by will » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:15 am

Thanks for the positive feedback everyone!

No one has said "Duh, just buy a new guitar, dummy!"

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Post by cestlamort » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:18 pm

Amazing save.

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Offset body means there aren't any parallel surfaces for clamping! Arrrrggggghhhh!

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Post by mothershipzeta » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:22 am

insanely cool save, best one i've seen for a while, congrats! :)
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Post by DrQuasar » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:19 am

This is amazing! Excited to see the finished product.

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Re: Two wrongs make a right? Mustang/Musicmaster project

Post by AWSchmit » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:07 pm

Is anyone else hoping that the body isn't refinished and left looking just like that? Because I am. With the exception of reshaping the small added piece, I would leave as is. Talk about a conversation starter.

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Re: Two wrongs make a right? Mustang/Musicmaster project

Post by will » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:36 pm

...quick update. I found a cheap '66 Musicmaster pickup with a break in the windings near the start of the coil - where it can't just be unwound a turn or two for a repair. I managed to fix it by using some solder and a scrap of copper shielding tape:

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Re: Two wrongs make a right? Mustang/Musicmaster project

Post by mbene085 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:06 am

will wrote:...quick update. I found a cheap '66 Musicmaster pickup with a break in the windings near the start of the coil - where it can't just be unwound a turn or two for a repair. I managed to fix it by using some solder and a scrap of copper shielding tape:

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Will, once again, your resuscitation skills are admirable. It's awesome to see dead and abused vintage parts brought back to life and made useful again.

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Post by jagstang » Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:15 am

This is really cool!!! Most radical mustang ever! You should keep the two finishes as it is.

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Re: Two wrongs make a right? Mustang/Musicmaster project

Post by higgsblossom » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:58 am

AWSchmit wrote:Is anyone else hoping that the body isn't refinished and left looking just like that? Because I am. With the exception of reshaping the small added piece, I would leave as is. Talk about a conversation starter.
Definitely my first thought, too.
How about a "split" Tort/Mint pickguard?

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Re: Two wrongs make a right? Mustang/Musicmaster project

Post by will » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:34 am

higgsblossom wrote:
AWSchmit wrote:Is anyone else hoping that the body isn't refinished and left looking just like that? Because I am. With the exception of reshaping the small added piece, I would leave as is. Talk about a conversation starter.
Definitely my first thought, too.
How about a "split" Tort/Mint pickguard?
I'm not going to refinish - mostly because it would be too much work!
I like the Musicmaster pickguard that I tracked down. ...though maybe if I find two mutilated pickguards that I can siamese-together?

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Re: Two wrongs make a right? Mustang/Musicmaster project

Post by higgsblossom » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:38 am

Your project reminds me of a talk I had with the fantastic James Johnston of Gallon Drunk who happens to play a split Squier Japan Strat that he "glued" together with duct tape and he said was his favourite guitar still. Just add some distortion and a lot of stage action, and it will eventually break again, anyway :D
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