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Recent NGD: 1972 Mustang

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:19 pm    Post subject: Recent NGD: 1972 Mustang Reply with quote

Hey guys...New to the board here, though a frequent and decently long time OSGer. I got my first shortscale (parts duosonic) over the summer at the same time as my first vintage guitar (66 Coronado) and immediately knew a vintage SS was on the list! I found a pretty good deal on a refinned 72 mustang, it arrived to me like this with a vintage but seemingly older HSC:








The refin was pretty dinged up and had definitely been done at least some while ago. Hard to really see what color it used to be, there are shades of blue beneath the pickguard and shades of red beneath the trem. Its sort of a charcoal frost color and i dig that, but that unoriginal (i was hoping for vintage 60s!) ill fitting bright red all parts tort had to go! Just wasnt a good match. Went over the electonics (few grounding issues) and just gave a general clean up. Found i needed to replace the bridge channel as the screws in the sides were stripped, but luckily an OSGer helped me out with a vintage repacement. Other than needing some contact cleaner and to lubricate the tuners im pretty much good to go! The original pickups sound really really great. Here are some newer photos with the 60s pearloid guard i was able to get for it:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's pretty fucking boss dude. Didn't mind the tort look for it, but if that shit was warped it had to go.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet guitar. Looks good with either tort or pearloid.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillClay wrote:
That's pretty fucking boss dude. Didn't mind the tort look for it, but if that shit was warped it had to go.



The tort was growing on me too, but it just fit too badly, im not sure how they even got it on there to begin with at all. Screws poking out at all angles like a desecrated graveyard. Much cleaner and proper fit with the pearloid. And its shrunken very little and it fairly pristine condition
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that colour a lot

good purchase
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it with the pearl nice score!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked the tort. Smile You can use the oven and glass baking trays to flatten it back out if you wanted to.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was it warped with age? Looks kinda like the allparts guard wasn't the right shape and/or the screw holes didn't align without it being squished into position, creating humps.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solid beauty. I like the fix.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillClay wrote:
Was it warped with age? Looks kinda like the allparts guard wasn't the right shape and/or the screw holes didn't align without it being squished into position, creating humps.


Exactly. wasnt a matter of warped, just didnt fit AT ALL. Someone really forced it on
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff! That warping was nuts.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like it's been refinished more than once. would have been a compstang originally.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMO the white guard sets it off. Nice catch.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THanks much guys, i appreciate the compliments.

Been noticing the g and high e strings sound dampened slightly. A nut issue, perhaps?
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