Tremolo options for Mustang Bullet.

Discussion in 'Squier Offset Guitars' started by Footsore, Mar 26, 2020 at 12:32 AM.

  1. Footsore

    Footsore Squier Talker

    Feb 17, 2020
    I'm looking at some options for a project guitar and wondering if Mustang Bullet can be routed to have a Strat tremolo bridge installed. This is because I read that the Bullet body is too thin for a Mustang tremolo and I'm looking at doing something different.
  2. GustangMcstang

    GustangMcstang Squier Talker

    Nov 9, 2018
    London UK
    I think it may well be to thin even for a strat-style trem.

    Pretty sure your best option would be a top mounted trem like a Bigsby or a Duesenberg (though either of those in their official, branded iterations will cost way more than the Bullet Mustang itself). This would also entail minimal-to-zero routing, though you would have to adjust/change the bridge and possibly shim the neck to give it a proper angle.

    I've got a Harley Benton Mustang copy which took a cheap Bigsby style trem very successfully.


    Would love to do something similar with my Bullet Mustang but really can't be arsed to make the necessary changes/adjustments to the bridge (I've already replaced the original bridge with a Wilkinson half-tele).
    What I'd really love would be a Jag/Jazzmaster style trem on the Bullet, but again, the body is just too thin.

    Tell you what though, if you do get a strat-style trem onto yours I'd very much look forward to seeing it.
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  3. Zipslack

    Zipslack Squier Talker

    Jan 7, 2018
    Brookhaven, MS, USA
  4. GustangMcstang

    GustangMcstang Squier Talker

    Nov 9, 2018
    London UK
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