And so it begins!!!

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by bigtuna, Oct 9, 2019 at 11:09 AM.

  1. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
    New build. Special thanks and shout out to luvs2yoko . I'll be starting with this... And I'm ordering a neck today it will be 21 fret maple/maple. And still torn between the fender or mity mite which are 15%off would almost be 1/2 the price of the fender.... Fender $200. Misty mite $110. No experience at all with the mighty mite ... Please chime in. The body is a made in Korea ply. I know it's not a show piece but the price was right. I already have an order out for hew pots and vintage cloth wire and stuff. And this is my other pile of stuff. Not sure if I can find all the pieces to the trem. Missing the little springs. And I'll prolly go with some of the import alnico. Pickups. Best $20.00 you can spend. And if you haven't heard squier Tony's strat that he built with them there's a u tube vid somewhere. Sounds amazing. 20191009_095109.jpg image.jpeg
     
  2. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
    Oh I do have a question can i use a 21 or 22 fret neck on this body. Will either one work. I don't see any 21 fret mity mite. In maple /maple. At musicians friend.
     
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  3. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

    Age:
    43
    Sep 27, 2014
    Canada
    22 fret necks have an overhang - it doesn't matter, both always fit.
     
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  4. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
    Ok went ahead and ordered the mity mite vintage series maple/maple neck. 9.5 rad. 22 fret. A little over a hundred. 2902V-M-main_preview-768x230.jpeg
     
  5. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

    Age:
    43
    Sep 27, 2014
    Canada
    Is it unfinished?? Looks nice!
     
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  6. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
    No it's not unfinished, they call it an oil based finish. This pic was stolen from the interweb. Same model neck shoes up a bit darker, on the m.f. web site. Kinda more vintage looking which is what I want , well see what color arrives.
     
  7. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

    Age:
    57
    Nov 24, 2018
    Grouse hunting
    You will be happy with the Mighty Mite. I have one and aside from a bit of touch up on the fret ends, I really like it. I am going to order another one for a build after Xmas.
     
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  8. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
    Great, can't wait til it gets here,

    HEY, DOES ANYBODY HAVE SADDLE SPRINGS FOR SALE.

    I'm going to start putting one of these back together.
     
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  9. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

    Age:
    64
    Dec 28, 2017
    Padre Island
  10. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

    Age:
    49
    Dec 18, 2009
    Fort Morgan, CO
    PM me your address. I'll get them out to you tomorrow or Friday. :D
     
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  11. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Age:
    54
    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
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    Looking forward to the build !
     
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  12. Brocephus

    Brocephus Squier-Meister

    Age:
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    282
    Jul 3, 2017
    Georgia
    I've had a gloss-finish Mity Mite neck on a hollow-body ash All-Parts body, for several years now, and I honestly couldn't tell it from a Fender neck. As i recall, I had some fitting issues with the Fender vintage tuners, that required some (half-ass) shimming, but it's running fine. I got a relative deal from some ebay vendor, right around $100 IIRC.
    Mity Mite is solid in my book!
     
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  13. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
  14. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
  15. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
    The blue paisley fender strap is for the blue paisley parts caster, the neck actually looks almost unfinished, I do like the grain.
     
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  16. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
    The white pearl p.g..... Well I'd like to have more vintage cream pearl color. But I just don't see them for sale.
     
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  17. guitar guy

    guitar guy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    33
    Nov 3, 2010
    Tampa Bay Area
    This is going to be a nice build! Looking forward to the end result!
     
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  18. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
    Well for chits and giggles the old squier se tuners fit nicely, just finger tight. And really liking the grain on the neck, can't wait to add some amber color!!! 20191011_205459.jpg 20191011_205507.jpg 20191011_205521.jpg 20191011_205529.jpg
     
  19. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

    Age:
    49
    Dec 18, 2009
    Fort Morgan, CO
    Saddle springs are on the way. :cool: Those Mighty Mite necks are nice. I just picked up a partscaster on SGW and it has a Mighty Mite with a rosewood fretboard. I liked it so much that I put it on my Sunburst hardtail Strat.
     
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  20. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    s.w.mo.
    Thank you mkgearhead for the spgs.
    And im really digging the neck so far. Just want to put some color on it.
     
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