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GreenCustom24
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:42 am    Post subject: Custom Mustang body Reply with quote

Hey guys. Anyone around here still do custom bodies? I was a member a while back and some dudes did these...

I really love Mustangs. However, I'm a big dude and to me they're kind of small... For a while now I've been really interested in building a custom Mustang with a full Strat scale. This obviously means the neck pocket must be bigger, the bridge pickup and bridge have to be moved back a bit, custom pickguard, etc etc. The best Warmoth could offer was leaving the pocket not cut and the pickups/bridge not routed out on a stock Mustang body... I suppose I COULD just order a Mustang shaped slab and have someone else cut these for me but if they jack it up, I'm out a crapload of money.

I can use pretty much any neck I want, so that's not a big deal.

So, anyone? Or suggestions on what I might do?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The neck pocket should be the same size though.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really? I figured with the full scale neck it'd require something slightly larger. Haven't been able to find pocket dimensions for Strat vs Mustang though...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GreenCustom24 wrote:
Really? I figured with the full scale neck it'd require something slightly larger. Haven't been able to find pocket dimensions for Strat vs Mustang though...


Same pocket/width... the shortscale necks are merely that: shorter. You can get narrower widths but those were only nut-width, specified/custom back in the vintage days and no longer an option per model. Some Japanese-made Fenders had a wider neck pocket spec than USA/Mexico, but that was regardless of scale and a very minute difference (as in something like an inch-vs-metric rounding discrepancy).
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. I guess that makes it a little easier... But it'd still basically be a slab body from Warmoth. No bridge or pickup routes because of where they'd need to be. I just really don't know if I trust anyone to do that work without completely screwing up the body. Ha
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dream guitar was a student body with a 25.5" scale. So, I got one of those Mexican Duo Sonics with the 22.7" scales. The pocked to bridge dimension is off by less than 1/8". No problems with intonation or anything. My only complaint is that it is a little neck heavy (like an SG). Overall, I love it. Also, since it's more or less a cheap body (found mine for $75 on the bay) You can route that bitch up for whatever you want.



Edit, oh yeah, strat neck fit in 100%, no messing around.
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