60s Fender Mustang restoration

Bringing your older offset back to life.
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Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by aliendawg » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:58 am

I'm looking forward to this project
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Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by cooterfinger » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:32 pm

That'll buff out.
Seriously though, looks like a great candidate for restoration. No hunting down vintage correct parts.
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Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by Kinghat » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:11 am

The Mustang is at my house now and disassembled. Here are some pics, a few are redundant, but may be clearer.

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I have a shell pink alder body that I made years ago; I believe I will glue up the headstock cracks, and transplant all the parts to that body while I fix the original body. The plan is to route a clean diagonal line as close to the damage as possible and glue in a piece of scrap alder with the grain oriented correctly.

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Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by Kinghat » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:29 am

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Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by Kinghat » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:29 am

Headstock is repaired

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And I've begun routing out the damage.

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Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by Kinghat » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:34 am

I really wish I had an old, or even new, piece of poplar to go back on the body. Anyone got anything they'd sell me?

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Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by YALCaster » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:42 am

This is really intriguing. I m excited to see the end results

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Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

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Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by Maggieo » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:59 am

This is a great thread.
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Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by countertext » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:04 am

I’m not sure where you’re located, but back in Atlanta, Home Depot sold decent sized chunks of poplar. Not sure if it would be dry enough for this, but I found some good stuff there in the past.

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Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by Kinghat » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:39 am

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Got it trimmed at lunch and flushed up with a spindle sander. Now I just need to gently level the top and do the roundover.

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Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by YALCaster » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:18 pm

You guy me are artists

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Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by mgeek » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:02 pm

is that... mahogany?

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Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by Kinghat » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:05 pm

mgeek wrote:
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is that... mahogany?
Roasted ash. I just had to use what I had in the scrap pile

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Re: 60s Fender Mustang restoration

Post by mgeek » Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:17 am

fair enough...my ocd wouldn't be able to cope with not having the same piece of wood on there...none available via mail order?

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