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Recycling a Squier Bullet Mustang neck

 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:32 pm    Post subject: Recycling a Squier Bullet Mustang neck Reply with quote

Recently picked up a used Squier Bullet Mustang neck, in my opinion they can be quite nice necks, but the decal lets it down, so as in my previous Mustang modding I sanded the decal off to get replaced as before, however, once sanded I decided to paint the headstock in the same colour as intended for the body



Meanwhile I ordered a custom Mustang body from Guitarbuild in the UK 2 piece Swamp Ash, no bridge or trem rout and also started sourcing other parts, locking tuners, scratchplate, Toronado bridge, control plate etc.....

For the decal police, the original made in Indonesia etc info is still on the rear of the headstock....
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The body arrived and all the parts were fitted before painting



Then paint was applied...

Cheeky mockup after a coule of coats, note the bridge has been converted to 3 saddles, the original intonation screw holes are now the string retainers...


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Niiice!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wired the thing up, rear switch selects pickups, front switch does nothing, paint is now finished, cut back and polished, pickups are Bare Knuckle Sinner at the bridge and a Creamery Strat size P90 at the neck, 250k solid shaft pots, .047cap, treble bleed, Jazz Bass knobs.
The paint went straight onto the bare wood, no primer or grain filler, so the paint sinks into the grain.....it an effect I like...
Still to do, volume pot is intermittent, prob a bad joint, I will probably rewire the whole thing to proper Mustang spec with the phase switch, needs strap buttons amd I don't like the current bridge saddles so they will be replaced.....






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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pickups were liberated from my other Bullet Mustang which now looks like this......which needs a clean!



I have spare White Tort scratchplate so might mod it to take the bridge humbucker with a neck single coil like the Cobain model......I have a Duncan JB........not sure yet
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that a lot.

I'm half expecting to get a kit guitar for Christmas and I'm thinking about a bright orange or pink stain and tru oil finish. This has somewhat whet my appetite for it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This orange bullet is classy. Great work!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comploments folks, it is my best build yet......well pleased...

Bacchus wrote:
I like that a lot.

I'm half expecting to get a kit guitar for Christmas and I'm thinking about a bright orange or pink stain and tru oil finish. This has somewhat whet my appetite for it.


The bare Swamp Ash on this body really should have been stained, but I had my heart set on a very orange solid colour...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks awesome!

what kind of paint did you use?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

onefiftythree wrote:
looks awesome!

what kind of paint did you use?


Thanks!

Rattle can Cellulose, which I buy from our local Auto paint supplier, really good quality, good paint to solvent ratio...no grain filler, no primer...
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