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orange comp stang

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it's the bullet model in comp orange they didn't release in the states for some reason. i was thinking i could convert it to a real mustang with some pickups, a guard, and some routing if i really want to have the correct switching. my understanding is they went for around $200 abroad, so paying this much on top of that seem looney. am i better off getting a warmoth body?
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Bullet mustangs are never going to be worth that much, not even in competition finishes. Build that shit yourself
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Pretty sure it's not thick enough to put a vibrato in
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robroe wrote:Pretty sure it's not thick enough to put a vibrato in
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Post: # 1417207Post sunshiner »

Yeah, Bullet Mustangs have a very thin body at about 35 mm, like Gibson SG thin. The "real" ones are around 38-40mm thick and though it seems like it's not that big a difference it's super noticeable in person. Also you might not like the neck. It's rather wide and on a thinner side and has a flatter radius - not bad, but not your typical Mustang neck as I understand it.

You could buy a used Classic Vibe one and have it refinished
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sunshiner wrote:You could buy a used Classic Vibe one and have it refinished
This would have been my instinct, too.
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kingkiller wrote:Bullet mustangs are never going to be worth that much, not even in competition finishes. Build that shit yourself
This.

The stripes and color don't even look right.

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Post: # 1417213Post Bacchus »

I kind of like colour of the Squier though. Not so much Competition Orange as Daft Orange.
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Yeah they had a run of affinity teles and strats in that color, I like it better on those.
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Bacchus wrote:I kind of like colour of the Squier though. Not so much Competition Orange as Daft Orange.
its the sunnyDstang
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Post: # 1417223Post dots »

Glad I came here first as I've been gas'ing for the comp orange stang forever. Warmoth or similar approach it is then.
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You could very easily make a comp duo sonic like the Alstang and Padmé.
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Once I get my templates crafted to satisfaction I can be be the go to for custom Mustang/Duo-Sonics/Musicmasters/Swangers.

Or just holding you through the night.
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plopswagon wrote:Once I get my templates crafted to satisfaction I can be be the go to for custom Mustang/Duo-Sonics/Musicmasters/Swangers.

Or just holding you through the night.
Duplicate those templates and I’d absolutely buy some to save myself the trouble of making them myself
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The price of that ebay guitar is more than a painted Warmoth body made out of better wood.

I'm not crazy about the stang tailpiece. It goes out of tune with serious reverb handling, and I spent lots of time trying to set it up and trying everything. Which isn't the case with a Bigsby without a tension bar. O.k., that does take time finding a bridge which will work well and we're talking different types of guitars.

That said, I really like my VM and CV 'stangs, but if I was starting over I'd probably go for parts Duo Sonic IIs or something like that.
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Post: # 1417264Post dots »

i am leaning toward the warmoth direction for sure. i threw the specs into their builder with capri orange and a modified mustang bridge/routing which came to $375. the neck was roughly the same, and with the pickguard it's at about $830. pickups, switching, knobs, and wiring will probably add another $100 or so. looking like all said and done, this is a $1000'ish investment.

there's a vintera neck on ebay for about $300 right now which would save me on that piece of it... though i kinda am wanting a matching headstock which i haven't even priced at warmoth yet.
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Post: # 1417267Post Bacchus »

Would the Jagmaster neck Dave is selling be any good?
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