Squier Bullet Mustang Modded into Standard Scale Guitar

Discussion in 'Squier Offset Guitars' started by Sollophonic, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Squier-Nut

    Here is my full scale Mustang creation.

    I had a black Mustang which I used for a while and turned into a faux Musicmaster, then I got hold of a surf green body and migrated all the parts onto that.

    So I had a spare black Mustang body and pickups, but I didn't have the bridge.

    I had this Squier Standard Tele neck lying around that had seen better days, but was still very useable, so I figured I'd mess about with it and maybe make up another beater.

    Converted a Topload three saddle bridge into one that would give a bit of extra scale length for intonation, the Squier Tele neck helped because the square heel pushed the neck a bit further forward.

    I rewired the controls so that it has no tone, but a switch in a more suitable location for me. Pickups are some spares I had around;- an Invader style front pickup and a spare one out of an old Squier 51.

    I might still make it into a single pickup guitar, the '51 pickup is wonderful in this guitar, like a P90 on steroids! I'm not sure I like the tone of the neck pickup for now in this guitar and I can coil tap the '51 if I need it taming.

    Old switch hole covered up by a Motown Logo decal, because hey, I play in a mainly Soul covers band......


    Full scale Bullet Mustang, it's do-able..........;-)
  2. Afrika61

    Afrika61 Squier-holic

  3. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    that is pretty cool - I like how you were able to take up the extra 1 1/2 " in scale length needed for that neck, a little bit at the neck pocket/heel and a little bit w/ your bridge mod. Awesome job!
  4. rbh32

    rbh32 Squier-Meister

    Feb 12, 2018
    Valley, AL
    Awesome!! I did the opposite and put a mini neck on a regular sized Strat and a Tele. Modding is a lot of fun!!
  5. fuelish

    fuelish Squier-Nut

    Ummmm…. having a senior moment, define "standard scale" for me, please
  6. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    25.5 inch scale length as found in a Telecaster or Strat.
  7. LittleGiant

    LittleGiant Squier-Meister

    Apr 4, 2019
    Interesting, i'v been thininking about a shortscale strat myself.
  8. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Cool looking guitar.. way to MacGyver yourself a player..

    Those plates are simple great idea (wish i thought of that) with lots of variation.. the mustang seems a little pricey for how simple it is but when a clean "factory" o_O look is what your after sometimes you have to splurge a little..
  9. fuelish

    fuelish Squier-Nut

    Gotcha …. I was wondering....LOL....thought there was some "standard" and guitar makers just adjusted to their preferred length. I kept thinkin, and I have guitars with 3 dirrerent scale lengths, possibly - my new old Harmony H15 might even be a more oddball length, like 24.5", in addition to a 24", a few Fender lengthe, and a few Gibson length scales. Wasn't a pressing question, truly, I was in need of coffee....I did kinda assume that from the rest of your info presented here
  10. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
  11. Afrika61

    Afrika61 Squier-holic

    You know it.:D
    That's why I started my own Mustang body(alder wood) with nothing more than 2xP90, three way toggle, and a hardtail. I wanted something that is as complicated as a stone axe because after I built my Telemaster in pretty much the same way, I found that I really liked the "basic" theme that the guitar had: it's a blast to play and I'm hoping that the Mustang will turn out the same.
    My Offset.jpg
  12. bolloxbollox

    bolloxbollox Squier Talker

    you have inspired my 28 5/8" baritone build in progress:
  13. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    jazz plate.jpg
    squierbilly and Afrika61 like this.
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