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hallpass
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 5:56 am    Post subject: Fernandes Mustang Help. Reply with quote

hey, i bought this guitar off craigslist a number of years ago paid $500
unfortunatly its fallen by the wayside and has seen better days.
im looking for some help dating it and whether it would be better to fix it up and make it playable again
or set it as is.
currently the issues are that its missing a tuning peg, and i cant get the bridge to "stay" in place, either the action is set up too high, or i need thing to lift the bridge up more.
thanks



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "stone" logo on the headstock means its probably late 70s. I haven't played any myself but as far as I understand if you want a Fernandes the stone logo ones are the ones to get.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it have a truss rod access at the heel or are these the same as the truss rod-less Cimar ones?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:36 am    Post subject: Re: Fernandes Mustang Help. Reply with quote

hallpass wrote:
i cant get the bridge to "stay" in place, either the action is set up too high, or i need thing to lift the bridge up more.

It's meant to move with tremolo use, if that is what you mean?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have the strings passing straight through the tailpiece like a stopbar, but it's designed for the strings to pass in the other way and wrap underneath the bar, providing a sharper angle between the bridge and tailpiece. Without doing that the downward tension of the strings on the bridge is probably considerably lighter than stock spec... it will help the strings stay more firmly seated in the saddle slots too.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey thanks for the help,
it does have a truss rod access at the heel
and when i removed the strings to restring it, i found some screws at the bottom of the bridge to raise it and its definitly more playable now.
thanks for the help as to dating it also.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The little holes above the screws on the bridge are for a small hex key so that you can raise/lower it without taking it off.
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