DIY: A mini-Mini

Discussion in 'Other Squiers' started by drneilmb, Nov 10, 2019 at 5:08 PM.

  1. drneilmb

    drneilmb Squier-Meister

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    It's time for another guitar project. I got a Starcaster Mini from eBay http://www.squier-talk.com/threads/ngd-starcaster-mini.165179/ with the idea of making a travel guitar. It has one pickup, a Hardtail and no pickguard, so it was just a matter of deciding which bits to cut away.

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    I don't have a bandsaw, but I also don't care too much about accuracy on this, so I started with a hand held jigsaw.

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    And it's not even made of plywood. Looks like maybe agathis?

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    I'll keep posting in the thread as I make more progress. Up next is fine tuning the body shape with the jigsaw and then files. I'm planning on Rustoleum bedliner for durability, so I probably won't strip the poly or sweat the surface texture very much.
     
  2. rbh32

    rbh32 Squier-Meister

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    I like where this is headed already.. :D
     
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  3. drneilmb

    drneilmb Squier-Meister

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    It's really tiny. I put a little bevel on the top edges but I'm not sure how the detail will survive the paint job.

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    Mocked up with the pickup and the hardtail bridge.

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    This thing makes a Steinberger look like a 335.

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    The headstock proportions are hilarious. I'm planning to make it a 4x2 and move the last two tuners down to bottom of the treble side of the headstock, then cut everything off as compact as possible. Still need some noodling on that plan though.
     
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