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70s Jap-Comp-Copy-Mustang

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:50 am    Post subject: 70s Jap-Comp-Copy-Mustang Reply with quote

I won this on Yahoo Auctions before New Years and it finally arrived.

I'm not sure if it shows in the picture but when looking at it IRL some of the scales look slightly off. I can't put my finger on what it is. Are the pickups too big? Is the bottom slightly too fat? Either way, its a neat little guitar.

I have only tested it too see if the pickups work (it was sold as "junk"), but so far it is fun as hell to play. The pickup switching makes no sense and the neck feels a bit bent close to the nut, but nothing that can't be fixed.

The lighting makes the comp stripe look really yellow, but in IRL it is whiter in the middle and has yellowed closer to the edges.

I planned on changing the knobs to proper mustang knobs, but know that I have it in my hands the original strat-styled knobs work surprisingly well.

It has a thin layer of grime all over so I've got some serious polishing to do.



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that looks awesome. Bullet truss too!

Nice score man.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's a PRETTY nice one. most of them are horrible and look oh-so cheap.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best copy I've seen.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as copies goes it is way better than the current crap they sell here, but as for vintage copies I think Fernandes made some real pretty ones (or maybe thats just me being partial to maple necks for looks). However I only paid a fifth of what a Fernandes would cost so I can't really complain Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xHJYMx wrote:
I'm not sure if it shows in the picture but when looking at it IRL some of the scales look slightly off. I can't put my finger on what it is. Are the pickups too big? Is the bottom slightly too fat?


Looks as though the body might not have a neck pocket extension like a Fender but rather a heel-shaped route set pretty far in? That would be why the shape of the horns seem off against the pickguard and the overall body looks a bit more squashy.

Punkacc9 wrote:
Best copy I've seen.


The '80s Greco and Fernandes ones take the cake for me.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They could have cut the scratchplate to fit better, but I love the "brazen picker professional". You just know it's a Japanese guitar if it has something like that on the headstock.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always wanted one of these and one of those "servicemen" Jaguars. They look neat. Nice score.
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