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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:37 pm    Post subject: Jay Turser Mustang (Pics inside) Reply with quote

Awhile ago I picked up one of the Jay Turser Mustang Clones to play around with. Overall it is a great feeling and playing guitar, the only downside being that the stock pickups are worse than awful.

Nice Sonic Blue finish Very Happy


Angle of the bridge and neck




Vintage style tuners which I love


Nice contour on the body too. Very comfortable to play.


Routed for two single coils


Here is a Fender Mustang pickguard on it. Most of the screw holes lined up, the only place that would not fit was by the control plate as you can see.




Control plate wiring


Here are the stock pickups, if you could call them that Mad Seriously, they feel like some cheap toy from a dollar store or something. They sounded OK, but very quiet. I replaced them with a Super Distortion S in the bridge and a GuitarFetish Hot Rails (10k) in the neck.


Looks much nicer with regular Mustang pickup covers


Here you can see how much the lighting changes the shade of the color, it's very sharp looking Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good score. I guess you couldn't wait to get home to snap some shots and found the closest furniture store. That's some good shit, there. I wonder if the neck pocket will fit a Mustang neck. A Belinda Butcher Special done on the cheap.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huh, I forgot these existed. There's also a matching headstock version. Wish they came in LPB. Can you post a close up of the saddles? Also wondering if the neck angle was like that when you got it?

I too wonder if a Mustang or Jaguar neck would fit on it, Turser doesn't even have the scale length on their website. The pickguard does look a little funky, especially with a Jag trem on it, but I would love to have a Mustang with a good Jag trem, always preferred that over the Mustang trem. And it looks like they can be had for around $150 US, that's a steal!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd do something with that awful headstock, . You might shave down the Mustang guard to meet the control plate, unless it's too precious to do that. Or would a Mustang control plate fit? Nice angle on the neck and bridge, looks like low action. Beautiful otherwise, especially for the money.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

61fury wrote:
I'd do something with that awful headstock


Could be shaved down to a Tele shape and look pretty good.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies!!! The scale of the guitar is 24" and Fender Necks will fit it. The neck did have that angle when i got it, there is a small shim in the neck pocket. Moar pics here!!!

Bridge close ups




Neck Shim



A few other things about this guitar
-The switches and bridge on this thing ARE NOT GROUNDED Mad it buzzes a little bit with distortion on unless you are touching the strings or switches
-Thimbles holes for bridge are drilled so deep, there is only the finish over it (mine got dinged in my case and now i can see the hole from the back)

Don't let these things put you off though, it is still a very nice guitar for the money.

Oh and its hard to explain about the furniture store Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That bridge looks awesome! It's a clone of a Mosrite bridge basically. Once I saw one, I always wished something similar would've come on Fender guitars.





But it's fixed radius. Do you know what the neck radius is? Also, do you by chance have any other short scales to compare it to? Would love to know if the thimbles are the same size as a regular Jag / JM / Mustang bridge.

P.S. - Forgot to say, welcome Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it. The bridge saddles are very intriguing, great idea coupled with the Jaguar trem.
The headstock shape is the only thing I dislike but that has always been a compromise with most copied guitars.

Is it true 24" scale or does it use a conversion neck?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bridge close ups



That bridge it wacky! but it looks amazing!

Awesome guitar, love the finish
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I saw that bridge I got excited thinking "ooo, the Jay Turser Mosrite copies must have an accurate bridge!"
But alas, they have that ugly Wilkinson roller instead.

I like the neck pitch and the Jag trem, both great ideas.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool. I am having a custom guitar built that is a Mustang with a Jag vibrato. I should hopefully have it soon. I may have to find one of these to compare it to mine when I get it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Question: what makes a Bilnda Stang a Bilinda Stang? Not sure what's different about her guitar... Enlighten me Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

theshadowofseattle wrote:
61fury wrote:
I'd do something with that awful headstock


Could be shaved down to a Tele shape and look pretty good.


And this is why you, sir, are an educator for a living.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singlepickup24 wrote:
Question: what makes a Bilnda Stang a Bilinda Stang? Not sure what's different about her guitar... Enlighten me Smile


The Jag/JM vibrato on a Mustang body.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mezzio13 wrote:
theshadowofseattle wrote:
61fury wrote:
I'd do something with that awful headstock


Could be shaved down to a Tele shape and look pretty good.


And this is why you, sir, are an educator for a living.


might could go with a small fender headstock. not sure if it would be out of balance without a mock up.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

could you measure actual nut width? what is the neck profile like?

curious about these as well as the SX 3/4 guitars with 1.5" nut width on them.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cur wrote:
mezzio13 wrote:
theshadowofseattle wrote:
61fury wrote:
I'd do something with that awful headstock


Could be shaved down to a Tele shape and look pretty good.


And this is why you, sir, are an educator for a living.


might could go with a small fender headstock. not sure if it would be out of balance without a mock up.



Why did you use nightmare fuel inverted color??
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