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Re: Sunn Mustang

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:12 pm

yeah I wrecked it, it started to come away ok for the first few inches, then it was piece by piece, probably not enough steam through being over cautious. im thinking a strip of black limba/Korina for the new strip to compliment the body afro

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Re: Sunn Mustang

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:36 pm

I'm on the lookout for a piece of indian rosewood or Korina for the skunk strip, would a fretboard blank be ok?
also would you think the grain of the strip should run the length of the neck?

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Re: Sunn Mustang

Post by hoax on Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:53 pm

Sarge

Just use a bit of mahogany eg an offcut from a skirting or facing, or in most DIY stores check out their hardwood mouldings rack, they often have small rectangular profile.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:00 pm

already thought of that, but the few diy stores ive visited so far dont have anything but pine or "unamed" wood.
I kind of think that keeping it indian rosewood, like the fretboard, would compliment it more...its the little things in life that matter Wink

I think I need to get the neck to a woodcutter or some such craftsman with a router as I messed up the edges of the rout a little.
THEN I need to find a way of copying the curve of the channel to apply to the new rod, the old rod was bent out of shape during removal...

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:40 pm

had a root around all the timber yards/diy stores in the area and come up with nothing, so finally ordered a piece of cherry wood for the strip, ordered some clamps too.
just need to tidy up the rout a little, and drill out a piece for the new size anchor and I'm all set.

just one thing, while I was trying to remove the original truss nut, I butchered the cavity around the nut so much so I need to use a cover, but a bent one to match the curve of the headstock, actually the one from my spectrum st fits perfectly...now I have an old scratchplate I can shape but how to get the curve in? hot water and bend to taste?
any better ideas would be greatly appreciated....or if anyone has a spare speccy ST truss cover??? Smile


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Re: Sunn Mustang

Post by hoax on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:21 pm

I have done the opposite and straightened bent control covers by immersing them in boiling water and then flattening them, so it should work to produce a curve.

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Re: Sunn Mustang

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:48 pm

cut, shaped,sanded,hammered, trimmed and sanded the skunk strip today, not bad for a first effort, a bit scruffy on removing the original, but i can live with that, learned a lot with this repair too!



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Re: Sunn Mustang

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:11 pm

all finished!

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This was a fascinating project I never thought I could have accomplished, I'm glad I did as its a beautifully made guitar and a neck to die for
this was done with about 15 coats/wet sandings of Halfords clear lacquer in a rattle can, very watery stuff but gives a decent finish.
I think the grain on this now looks better than before, more grain detail, more ...life...in it.
shame about butchering the headstock nut access because the truss cover looks wrong, but hey ho

sunny So Happy Drool 2

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Re: Sunn Mustang

Post by Westbone on Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:24 pm

~~~~~Nice job, thank F for Halfords.

Still only a Sunn Mustang?

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Re: Sunn Mustang

Post by Barry on Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:28 pm

Nice job Sarge! Glad it all worked out OK. *urp*

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:12 pm

Westbone wrote:~~~~~Nice job, thank F for Halfords.

Still only a Sunn Mustang?

"only"? Damian these indian Sunn guitars are some of the best strats I've ever had the pleasure to play!

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Re: Sunn Mustang

Post by Westbone on Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:33 am

Often use Halfords laquer. Has a good feel when dry and saves mixing up a pot on occasions.

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Re: Sunn Mustang

Post by hoax on Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:00 am

Sunn Mustang

Weak Point - Crappy Tuners

Stong Point - Everything else - particularly the neck

Only the Indian one mind you - The Korean ones are MDF rubbish!

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Re: Sunn Mustang

Post by Westbone on Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:43 pm

The neck looks like some kind of mahogany, Sapele??

Hell of a thick f'board.

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Re: Sunn Mustang

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:54 pm

looked like maple......always thought it was...untill I stripped it, the grain is too.....deep?...i dunno really, its beautiful whatever it is.

I stained the neck with a teabag Coffee Drinker to try and match the front of the head which wasnt sanded , came out pretty damn close!

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Re: Sunn Mustang

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:56 pm

I shouldnt really sing the praises of Sunn Mustangs here......else Damian will buy them all up and flood the market with overpriced indian guitars!

Idea

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Re: Sunn Mustang

Post by Westbone on Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:42 pm

Is that why they sell for very little bux.

Try Classic Vibe, I've a whole truck load of those.Smile

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Re: Sunn Mustang

Post by hoax on Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:54 pm

Shame on you Damian (Or are you at the wind up again?) - Surely you do not think that there is always a direct correlation between cost and quality.

I am still picking up high end Hondos for buttons and you and I both know that if you pick the right ones, they punch well above their weight.

Buy yourself an Indian Sunn and see what you think, nice Alder body, glorious fat well executed frets, skunk stripe, pickups are much hotter than Fenders, tuners are crap.

50 well spent if you like Strats - If they did Teles, I would buy them all.

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Re: Sunn Mustang

Post by Westbone on Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:13 am

I've have never had the pleasure of holding a Sunn Mustang as yet but will keep my eyes peeled.

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Re: Sunn Mustang

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:53 am

Only one's worth having are the made in India with the old Sunn logo

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