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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:22 am    Post subject: Took months to get it: Reply with quote

Years ago (1982 or so), a friend was looking for a cheap guitar and he says I found him this for $40 from a friend of mine.
Of course, I remember none of this and am shocked I'd let one pass thru my fingers........

Back in 1984, he let me borrow it for about 3 months and I fell in love with it. Recorded a few tunes with it too.

Last fall, he told me to pick it up the next time I was up his way = FREE as he said he wasn't using it and knew I'd give it a good home.











So, I'm back with something to show for it. Hope all are ok!
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make sure the bridge is properly strung when you change them Wink
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome! That's so cool you got it for free. Any plans for it yet?
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yah, this guitar hasn't led a pampered life.
But this is the shape that my friend got it in back in 1982.
These pix are from right when I got it in the door so things need some TLC and correction.
Switches don't seem to work.
Pups sound KILLER!
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a free mustang is always cool. shame it probably used to be a cool color, though.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yah, thinking of options here.

I THINK it was yellow once (?) as the back SEEMS to still have an overcoat on it (?) - maybe.
Or redo the entire body. I'll ask my expert friend CB what he thinks.........

just strip off the white HOUSE PAINT?

any ideas?
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, this is the epitome of awesomeness. Assuming the pickguard is original, I'm guessing that this is an early 70s mustang?

That guitar will look killer with a new paintjob!
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no idea what year it is: early to late 70's?

CB sez:

leave the body as is
leave as much as is as possible
check the switches and wiring, jacks pots etc, revise as needed only
clean the neck REALLY well
set it up
play the motherfucker


we'll see, all looks cool to me except the white house paint on top...........
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops, just noticed that the pickguard is pearl, and not plain. So it's not a 70's one. What's the date stamp on the neck heel?
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nothing stamped anywhere................prob gotta take the neck off to see.......
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see heaps of potential. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vic108 wrote:
no idea what year it is: early to late 70's?

CB sez:

leave the body as is
leave as much as is as possible
check the switches and wiring, jacks pots etc, revise as needed only
clean the neck REALLY well
set it up
play the motherfucker


we'll see, all looks cool to me except the white house paint on top...........


I have to disagree with CB about leaving the body as is. The white house paint makes it a refin (and a pretty awful one at that), so its resale value is already halved. Get some reranch nitro and return it to its former glory. Right now, it looks like a glazed danish with that horrid paint job.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you take it apart, you might also see remnants of the original paint job in the neck pocket and pickup cavities.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

true, thanks for the reminder.

so, with the pearl pg, what year might it be?
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tough call, the decal looks rather '70s, but the pearl pickguard would suggest '60s. of course, its current condition suggests that anything could have happened to it over the years, so it's possible it's just pieced together from various guitars.
rip that neck off and see if there's date stamp.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

more pixs:





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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful. If you wanna get rid of those tuners, lemme know. I think the bridge and control plate look beautiful... I would probly jus take the paint off and leave it wood grain, but tha's me...
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no parts will be doled out........will keep it intact.

when did the contour body start?

Are they early F type tuners? what year was that '68 - '69?
and by '72, tuners changed?
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vic108 wrote:
no parts will be doled out........will keep it intact.

when did the contour body start?

Are they early F type tuners? what year was that '68 - '69?
and by '72, tuners changed?


My 68 has f tuners...
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! So, this thing could be as early as a '68?
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