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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:23 am    Post subject: Fender Mustang Competition Red Body Project Reply with quote

Since about 25 Years am i dreaming about a mustang. And since then i bought and sold a lot of guitars - tele, jaguar, jazzmaster, cyclone, duosonic, strat,... but i donít know why - there was no mustang.
Now iíve found a mustang body oh ebay-kleinanzeigen (similar craiglist) here in germany for a good price, what is really really seldom.
I thought i have to buy this and build a mustang. It came with original electronics besides a seymour duncan humbucker in the bridge position. The shielding under the pickups and the pots perplexed me - it looks really old. So i did some research here and it is an 1974 competition red mustang body.
I try to make a new mustang out of this - it's not so easy to buy parts for mustangs in germany. But i found an allparts neck and picked some other parts... My first thought was a refinish in daphneblue because i really dig this colour on mustangs. But then... (some sleep) iíve decided to strip down the red coat and look, whatever happened to the original competition red.
Since i havenít done any restorations at all, iím very curious, if i can manage to save the original finish...

First some photos how it came to me:














I've tried starting wet sanding and i think it works! But what the hell is that scratches on the back?!?




Hope frontside looks better. (to be continued...)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daphne or comp red will be awesomes. Keep us in on this, pls. =]
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope i can keep comp red. I will let you know...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay Iím sanding very smooth. Everything is ok until i reach the back of the bottom horn - shit i sanded through!!! Then very gently going on the back contour and iím through also. But i see - itís not me, there is no CAR under the poor finish. It was sanded down to the wood before refinishing!!! 😮
OK, nevermind. Just try the frontside. If itís ok, who cares the backside? Smooooooooth sanding, the stripe gets clear...




Ö but WTF?????



There was sanded very hard and later was refinished in the ugly redÖ There is nothing below the red at the bodyends. HOLY SHIT!!!




Someone raped this little mustang. 😔

At the moment i think i let it as it is as a monument for Ľdonít refinish oldfashioned guitarsę as it was done to this one i think in the 80iesÖ


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty cool
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scratches on the back look like they're from an orbital power sander. It's strangely cool as is, but if you refinish it, I say go back to CAR with stripe.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...the paint on the brass plates makes me wince...
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
...the paint on the brass plates makes me wince...


agreed.


and agreed that if you end up going down to the wood, just do the CAR w/ stripe. i bet you'll be happiest with those results.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, i give this fucked finish a try...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like S-HB equipped guitars. So i do this:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooo those are a few of my favorite things. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote





HOLY SHIT THAT LOOKS COOL AS FUCK. I'd clear that shit and profit.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EMERGENT STRIPE is the new hotness. That looks awesome
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just done the first try. Put it together and love it. Plays and sounds really awesome. Love it. More photos will follow...



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That really does look so much better than the red paint job. Congrats.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks really REALLY cool.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks @ all.

playing it about two weeks i'm thinking about selling all my other gear. reaaalllllyyyy love this guitar!!! Smile


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