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Fun sized Fendr/Thunderbird question

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by slotrod65, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. slotrod65


    Dec 29, 2009
    I have a Squier Bronco, and although I have it dialed in set-up wise, I just cannot seem to get the sounds out of it that I want to. I was thinking of building a FUN sized (short scale) non-reverse Fenderbird out if it.

    So.... My question for the panel is: Should I take a Thunderbird plan and down size it 88% (34" vs 30")?

    Use a full sized non reverse Thunderbird pattern?

    Or a Firebird pattern?

    Any thoughts?
  2. moonshinegtrs

    moonshinegtrs Banned Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 28, 2009
    White Bluff,Tn.
    Owner: Moonshine Custom Guitars
    Firebird & Thunderbird bodies are the same size. I would think that full size would work.

    You could also reduce the body by 10%, but seeing how T-birds are notorious for neck-dive, I think that I would go for the full size body.

    Just my opinion.

    Moonshine :bassist:
  3. Another idea is that epi thunderbirds have a smaller neck pocket like the bronco-
    Maybe grab one off eBay and see if the parts could work?
    That'd be a pretty badass bird!

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