60s Fender Mustang restoration

Bringing your older offset back to life.
User avatar
Kinghat
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 183
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:28 am

Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by Kinghat » Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:45 am

Pretty much done with it now. Someone had refretted it sometime in the past, so I leveled and dressed the frets. Installed a .25 degree Stewmac neck shim and did a full setup on it. It plays like silk now. I ordered an assortment of tuner screws that reportedly came from a 1966 Musicmaster so I can replace one missing tuner screw. And that will be the final finishing touch.

User avatar
Kinghat
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 183
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:28 am

Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by Kinghat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:43 am

One more final touch: I bought two new three way switches and wired it according to a Premier Guitar wiring mod article. I like it way more than the original wiring.

Image

I also have a Mastery Bridge laying around that was for a future project, but I am going to use it on the Mustang, at least for a time.

User avatar
Trout
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 798
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:32 am
Location: Sweden

Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by Trout » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:14 am

Marry me.
#sitdownrock found at https://soundcloud.com/oldguywithaview

User avatar
Pacreamer
PAT PEND
PAT PEND
Posts: 32
Joined: Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:44 am
Location: Front Range, Colorado

Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by Pacreamer » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:09 am

I have a 66 Mustang with nearly the same problem! It has most of its original Dakota Red but sometime in its life, it was left touching something hot. The owner at the time just put black paint what the what I assume was bubbled up red nitro. I'll see if i can post a picture soon.

What are the benefits of modifying the wiring?

Post Reply