Warmoth Black and ASH Mustang

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Warmoth Black and ASH Mustang

Post by HNB » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:01 pm

Got this body cheap on Reverb. I also picked up an Allparts tremolo and bridge. I have a tort Warmoth HS guard coming in. :)

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Re: Warmoth Ash Tort Mustang

Post by YALCaster » Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:31 pm

I had my eye on that, wondered when someone would snatch that up. What’s the plan for it?

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Re: Warmoth Ash Tort Mustang

Post by Con-Tiki! » Tue Dec 25, 2018 5:05 pm

YALCaster wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:31 pm
I had my eye on that, wondered when someone would snatch that up. What’s the plan for it?
To be cool like me! 8)

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Re: Warmoth Ash Tort Mustang

Post by mbene085 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:58 pm

Did someone mod that body? I thought Warmoth only did the stock routing on their Mustang bodies. At least, that's the only option their online configurator gives.

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Re: Warmoth Ash Tort Mustang

Post by HNB » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:00 pm

Their Mustang bodies are all set for HH setup since you can still do SS if you want. It isn't modded. :) The seller did the finish work. It looks fine to me. You can still see grain but not much and it feels smooth enough for me to be happy. :) I like that it is worn in a bit also from being used.

The plan is a tortoise guard with a single coil neck pickup and humbucker in the bridge. :D

The white guard looks better than I pictured it in my head. I have a black guard for it in case I don't end up liking the tort.
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Re: Warmoth Ash Tort Mustang

Post by Con-Tiki! » Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:31 am

I agree. I don't think to put white guards on anything, but it's grown on me.
I considered looking into a spitfire guard for mine, but I don't know if he even makes them, and they're over budget, and I'd have to see it to know...

anyway, I'm anxious to see yours together.
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Re: Warmoth Ash Tort Mustang

Post by FenderBob » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:01 am

finish looks good! What are you planning on using for the neck? I always assume the fender necks would have to be sanded down slightly on the sides in order to fit the warmoth body neck pocket? Any experience with this?

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Re: Warmoth Ash Tort Mustang

Post by HNB » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:05 pm

I have used a bunch of Warmoth bodies with different necks. I almost always have to sand the sides of the neck pocket to widen it. (Except if I use a Warmoth neck.) Not too big of a deal. I have a piece of 1x2 I wrap sandpaper around and sand a little on each side until the neck fits in from the top. :)

ADH has a neck for my Firefly project he said he would send me, so I might use that Allparts neck on this build. :)

Spitfire does do Mustang guards. I have his first one iirc. Since this is a Warmoth body and I wanted HH, I just got a Warmoth guard.

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Re: Warmoth Ash Tort Mustang

Post by mbene085 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:19 pm

Cool, I didn't realize these were all HH routed bodies.

And man is that spitfire guard sweet!!

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Re: Warmoth Ash Tort Mustang

Post by lammy » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:21 am

👍👍👍👍

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Re: Warmoth Ash Tort Mustang

Post by HNB » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:21 pm

Brown tort guard came. :D

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Re: Warmoth Ash Tort Mustang

Post by HNB » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:11 pm

Used some scrap strings to get the neck attached and string tree added. :)

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Re: Warmoth Ash Tort Mustang

Post by Con-Tiki! » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:10 am

HNB wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Used some scrap strings to get the neck attached and string tree added. :)

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cool.
i've been watching clips of the B52s lately, that's the same string set-up Ricky used.
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Re: Warmoth Ash Tort Mustang

Post by HNB » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:25 pm

Added switches and pickup. It is the bridge pickup from an Indonesian Strat. :)


Oh also...

Went black guard.


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Re: Warmoth Black and ASH Mustang

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:34 pm

Oh yeah :? That ash with a black guard is the tits 8)
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