Sleazing up my Mustang?

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Sleazing up my Mustang?

Post by sholkham » Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:38 am

One of my favourite guitars is my Frankenstein mustang which currently is black with a black guard and white plastic. Like the David Gilmour stratocaster but with a rosewood fretboard.

I've had to take it apart because after 7 years or so it's having some action problems, and I'm taking the opportunity to replace one of the pickups that I never really got on with. Then I started thinking, what if I replaced the pick guard too? The one it has now is fine, but I think the black on black might be a bit plain.

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So I've mocked this up as an idea, the 'big cat' tort is animal print in the mockup but I was envisioning something more like this:



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Would it be kitschy cool, or scary spice crazy?
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Re: Sleazing up my Mustang?

Post by mbene085 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:38 am

You do you. I've never been into the funky torts but black is far and away the best colour to stick Big Cat/Prince tort on.

When I was soliciting pickguard opinions for my Mustang, someone suggested a black body with gold comp stripe and gold guard.

A gold guard would totally look amazing on a black Mustang but I never considered it before. Just recycling the idea and mentioning it here.

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Re: Sleazing up my Mustang?

Post by Veitchy » Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:33 pm

mbene085 wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:38 am
A gold guard would totally look amazing on a black Mustang but I never considered it before. Just recycling the idea and mentioning it here.
This is what I immediately thought. Montego black all the way.

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Re: Sleazing up my Mustang?

Post by charmonder » Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:34 pm

maybe add some outrageous day-glow control knobs?

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Re: Sleazing up my Mustang?

Post by Sweetfinger » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:19 pm

If someone wants to go wild with unusual pickguards, there is an entire universe of awesome/stoopid stuff.
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Re: Sleazing up my Mustang?

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:54 am

i always had the idea of doing something similar with a affinity jazzmaster. maybe if i can find the body for one i'll still do it
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Re: Sleazing up my Mustang?

Post by HNB » Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:52 am

I like how sleazy became a verb. ;) Those are all cool options. :D
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Re: Sleazing up my Mustang?

Post by sholkham » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:56 am

These are some good options thank you for the suggestions, Black and gold is interesting, it's not something I'd ever really considered before.

Snakeskin is tempting, but I fear it may be a step too far and lead down a path that ends in rhinestones ;D

I've ordered a sample of some big cart tort to get a feel for it, I might stick with the other changes I had for now and put this aside as a potential future project.
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Re: Sleazing up my Mustang?

Post by Sweetfinger » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:12 am

sholkham wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:56 am
Snakeskin is tempting, but I fear it may be a step too far and lead down a path that ends in rhinestones ;D
My shop built a quick and dirty "Star" bass for a local Bootsy Collins tribute act. Lemme tell ya, it actually takes a LOT of time to cover a thick outline of fake rhinestones onto a bass body. I developed a method where I had a pencil with some double sided tape on the eraser end. I'd tap the top of a plastic jewel, put a drop of superglue on the bottom, then plop the jewel down on the bass and roll the taped pencil off it after the glue set. One at a time, over and over... Hopefully it will be a long time before I have to bedazzle another guitar.

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