Maestro Jr Upgrading Begins

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by mdparent03, May 21, 2019.

  1. Paruwi

    Paruwi Squier-Meister

    Age:
    58
    285
    Apr 28, 2019
    Germany
    thanks

    the bushings can stay - it is an easy drop in
     
  2. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    I don't think that's how it is. Can we have a closer look at that bridge ?

    If I'm right, that same bridge is on thousands of guitars that intonate very well with a straight G string. If it was good enough for this guy, it's good enough for me o_O

    http://www.thewho.net/whotabs/gear/guitar/sg.html

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    But it's your guitar, you do as you please. Here, if you don't want to break your piggy bank over a bridge.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0757K41W1/?tag=squiertalk-20
     
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  3. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    This looks more like an acoustic saddle pattern to me.
    IMG_20190522_175826.jpg
     
  4. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    You are right ! ! ! I can't believe they put that one on a Maestro. How old is that guitar ?
     
  5. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    Ditto
     
  6. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    It's a ply body. Just in case anyone was curious.
    IMG_20190523_180853.jpg
     
  7. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    First part has arrived. This bridge looks amazing. Thanks for the introduction to this piece @Paruwi
    IMG_20190531_194420.jpg
     
  8. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    Decided to stick with a humbucker for the pickup and chose the GM 59'er. This will be delivered today when I get home from work. The tuners are on the way for tomorrow. I chose the drop in Gotoh style that I used on my Firefly.
     
  9. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    Here is what it looks like. Just like any other chrome PAF humbucker
    IMG_20190603_175925.jpg IMG_20190603_175937.jpg
     
  10. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    I am having a little bit of difficulty fitting this pickup in the cavity. I need to trim a little wood out but I think you get where I'm going with this one.
    IMG_20190603_200546.jpg
     
  11. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    Gotoh tuners installed. They have very smooth movement on these.
    IMG_20190604_173111.jpg
     
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  12. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    I got it all put together last night and just have to do the setup adjustments. I think it turned out nice.
    IMG_20190605_061209.jpg
     
  13. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Nice Build MDP !!! Congrats !
     
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  14. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    The GM '59er was too weak so I changed it out for a much hotter dual rail. What do you think?
    IMG_20190616_174451.jpg
     
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  15. Hoss

    Hoss Squier-holic

    Age:
    63
    Dec 20, 2009
    McGill, Nevada
    Great job!! Is that a regular LP case? Man I'll bet that sucker sounds incredible!
     
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  16. Rat cam 68

    Rat cam 68 Squier-Meister

    Age:
    53
    263
    Mar 12, 2018
    Mooresville,In
    Here’s my junior build not a Maestro A39D22CB-6EAC-4D11-BCB8-500C4467BDF8.jpeg 512FBEC1-7D51-4C96-99DC-8F0DE4840A90.jpeg 9F0C7EC1-553D-4CCF-B19F-F67D4314CA1B.jpeg
     
  17. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
    Yes, it's an older case that had been empty for awhile from a regular LP. It does sound much better now. I have been playing ZZ Top songs all day with this thing.
     
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  18. mdparent03

    mdparent03 Squier-holic

    May 6, 2013
    Beaumont, CA
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