SAVED - 1969 comp orange body & neck OG style

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Re: saving a 1969 comp orange body & neck is GO!!!

Post by daCod » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:47 am

kudos mang. i cannot wait to get it assembled COMPLETE and take some good pictures outside to show off the finish. right x infinity.

am very proud of this. my fingers are torn apart from the hours and HOURS of hands-on foolery but i've not complained once. after every step i pulled back and thought to myself holy fuck, that actually worked!

i do wonder what the headstock would have ended up like if it were wet sanded instead of stripped. the world will never know. i'm not upset about it one bit. like i said before it just adds character. a war wound. agent orange has earned it's purple heart... but retirement is NOT in it's immediate future.

agreed that if i resold it i'd get a decent amount and probably more than i've into it. that being said, WHO WANTS IT?!?!?!




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KIDDING!!!!! this one is staying with me to the end. it's in my 'inner circle' and going nowhere unless total financial failure is imminent. and even then i doubt i'd let go of certain 'items'.
your paranoia must be weapons-grade.
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Re: saving a 1969 comp orange body & neck is GO!!!

Post by Pacafeliz » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:52 am

WOW!!! :-* :-* :-*


...and rkharper, you're SICK!!! :wtf:
(but that's MY kinda sick, hell yeah!!!) :-*
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: saving a 1969 comp orange body & neck is GO!!!

Post by mgeek » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:08 am

Have you done anything to the headstock? A spot of light sanding might help even it up a bit


Looks PIMPING though dude. Great job

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Re: saving a 1969 comp orange body & neck is GO!!!

Post by Pacafeliz » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:09 am

and maybe put a new logo atop the old one, so it looks even righter?! :w00t: :w00t:
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: saving a 1969 comp orange body & neck is GO!!!

Post by 2fLAz » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:13 am

Pacafeliz wrote:and maybe put a new logo atop the old one, so it looks even righter?!
a Jaguar decal
aaaaaaaaa hah ah aha ha aha ha !!!!
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Re: saving a 1969 comp orange body & neck is GO!!!

Post by daCod » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:59 am

mgeek wrote:Have you done anything to the headstock? A spot of light sanding might help even it up a bit

Looks PIMPING though dude. Great job
i wet-sanded it up to 2500g but stayed off the decal until i hit 2500. i dont want to lose any more of it if i dont have to. i did go over the entire thing with the buffer and compound but again went easy on the lower bout w/decal.
Pacafeliz wrote:and maybe put a new logo atop the old one, so it looks even righter?!
i suppose i COULD wet sand the decal completely off :'( and put the replacement that i have on it but i just can't bring myself to do so. it's original man. OG shit is OG. some (more than likely) dead dude stuck that decal on there. respect the dead! :freako:
2fLAz wrote: a Jaguar decal
aaaaaaaaa hah ah aha ha aha ha !!!!
i do have a spare 65 jag decal just hanging out .............. :wtf: :fp: :o

maybe that and bind the neck w/automotive pinstripe! and get some block inlay stickers! yeah. YEAH! and a floyd rose w/locking nut. oh hell. mustangs never stay in tune. that will fix EVERYTHING. posting pictures when complete!!!!

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Re: saving a 1969 comp orange body & neck is GO!!!

Post by 2fLAz » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:54 pm

daCod wrote:
2fLAz wrote: a Jaguar decal
aaaaaaaaa hah ah aha ha aha ha !!!!
i do have a spare 65 jag decal just hanging out ..............

maybe that and bind the neck w/automotive pinstripe! and get some block inlay stickers! yeah. YEAH! and a floyd rose w/locking nut. oh hell. mustangs never stay in tune. that will fix EVERYTHING. posting pictures when complete!!!!

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YOU NAILED IT loooooolll !!!!

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Re: saving a 1969 comp orange body & neck is GO!!!

Post by Gav Haus » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:47 pm

this is so great. Like another post on here, my first vintage was also a Mustang, sold not too long ago...maybe a year or so.... this thread is making me tremendously nostalgic! You've done a tremendous job.
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Post by daCod » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:21 am

ditto. my first encounter with a vintage guitar was my friends fathers 72 competition blue mustang. my first guitar was a first run mim cyclone b/c i couldnt afford a real mustang. then i snagged a sonic blue w/red tort Japanese mustang WHICH i traded straight across for a black on black rosewood 75 mustang. loved that guitar. regretfully sold it sometime in 2002.

i need to get my old external hard drive hooked up. pictures galore of gear gone by and hundreds of pictures i snagged from ebay auctions back when ebay was still 'cool'.

stringing this up over lunch today. bought a generic neck plate and screws yesterday which will be swapped for a correct s/n'd F plate as soon as it arrives. pickups are en route, eta next week.
figured i'd set it up and get it as ready as i could. give it some tension time. been a long time since neck and body were together as one. almost shed a tear last night when i bolted the two together.

crappy lighting basement pics...

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Re: saving a 1969 comp orange body & neck is GO!!!

Post by daCod » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:40 pm

Tried to get a pic of the flamed neck. Headstock pic was best I could do. Strung it up over lunch today. Resonant little bastard. Tuners need some oil. Intonation needs to be adjusted a little better - ran out of time. Plays great. Will probably need a new nut OR fill & cut a new slot for the G as it buzzes on the first. Pretty rad opening the case and seeing this thing.


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Re: saving a 1969 comp orange body & neck is GO!!!

Post by Gav Haus » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:57 pm

Stunning. Mine was a bit of an ugly duckling. Very old refin on a 64/65 L Series.

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I loved it though. Great neck.
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Re: saving a 1969 comp orange body & neck is GO!!!

Post by JoeySlush » Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:36 pm

It shines beautifully. No overspray!?

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Re: saving a 1969 comp orange body & neck is GO!!!

Post by daCod » Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:28 pm

Gav Haus that thing is rad. Love the look of it. The wear on the back is killer.

JoeySlush - Narp. No overspray. The back and sides still have some of the original topcoat. The front has a super thin layer left on it. Got lucky. Turned out better than I thought it would.
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Re: saving a 1969 comp orange body & neck is GO!!!

Post by Connorater » Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:37 pm

This is the only competition striped guitar I've ever liked, wow :?

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Re: saving a 1969 comp orange body & neck is GO!!!

Post by daCod » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:36 pm

Connorater wrote:This is the only competition striped guitar I've ever liked, wow
Much appreciated. Quite a compliment. Wouldn't change a thing on this guitar.
It's a unique instrument unlike anything else out there. To me, priceless.
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