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Mustang bass template?

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


  1. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Suffolk County, NY
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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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  4. M0ses

    M0ses

    Sep 11, 2009
    Eastern Wisconsin
    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.
     
  5. ronaldpdbrandt

    ronaldpdbrandt Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Suffolk County, NY
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    Sponsored by The Letter G
    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!
     
  6. 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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