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Mustang bass template?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by ronaldpdbrandt, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

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    I'm going to be getting some old barn wood (cypress, I think) from my dad. I was looking to make a Mustang bass out of it, but I can't seem to find a template anywhere!

    So...does anybody here have a link to one, or is someone maybe willing to make a tracing of their own Mustang bass for me? I suppose a Musicmaster or Bronco bass template would work just as well.

    Many thanks,
    Ron
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  3. M0ses

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    The Mustang bass body is identical in size to the guitar: you could superimpose the neck cutout and bridge position from any other fender bass on top of that, and then position the pickup yourself.
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    Thanks, guys. That's what I was thinking, that the guitar template might have to suffice. Weird that there isn't one specifically for the basses with that shape, though!
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    I am in the middle of building a mustang g**tar, and it really surprised me how tiny the body looked, although mine is about 1/4" bigger then the original.

    I used a full scale strat copy neck an it looked too long for the body, so I set the neck a little deeper to the bridge which helped. I think that is the key why a guitar mustang body could be fine for bass, because the bridge on a bass is way back towards the end of the body.

    If gladly would have send you my templates, but I live in Europe... Good Luck, mustangs are cool! :bassist:

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