Category Archives: Project builds

Sion’s La Cabronita mods

Sion has sent me an email detailing the steps he took to get his 2012 Fender La Cabronita set up correctly with the help of one of my aged hipshot style bridges and an Allparts bone nut. Thanks Sion! I … Continue reading

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Confirmation of Thinline La Cabronita bridge compatibility

This morning I received confirmation from Greg in Australia that our Hipshot Style bridge will fit a 2013 Thinline! He has a 2013 Shoreline Gold Thinline and changed the bridge. Greg says “Here’s my Shoreline Gold Thinline Cab with your … Continue reading

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More details on the La Cabronita bridge story…

EDIT>>Click here for a scale diagram of the layout of the mount and string-through holes that you can print out to compare with your guitar. Back in August I asked if anyone could confirm the bridge/string through specs on the … Continue reading

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Squier Vintage Modified La Cabronita Bridge Upgrade

Not quite as straight forward as on the Fender model as new screw holes have to be drilled. Many thanks to Chris Mann for this detailed description and photo set of switching the stock bridge for one of our Hardtail … Continue reading

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Fender La Cabronita Thinline / Squier La Cabronita owners – a request!

With the introduction of the new La Cabronita models from Fender and Squier I am trying to get some solid information regarding the bridges/string spacing. A couple of posts on TDPRI suggest that the Thinline has in fact through holes … Continue reading

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Esquire #2 – making sawdust and bolting it together.

By the time the plug cutter set arrived I had almost finished the body – it was ready for wax. With the plug cutter in my drill press I set about cutting plugs (surprise surprise) from a hard ash blank. … Continue reading

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Esquire #2

This build was a snap decision last weekend. I have had this Mighty Mite MM2705A body laying around for a while. Not up to par to sell (the ferrule holes are at an angle and the neck mount holes out … Continue reading

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Fixing oversize tuner holes part 2 – sleeves

Following on from the superglue method of building up tuner holes to fit press in bushes, here is another method that works for both press in bushes for vintage style tuners and any modern tuners. Tools that you need: ruler, … Continue reading

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Fixing oversize tuner holes

Here is a quick guide for an easy way to fix oversized tuner holes so push in bushes fit nice and snug. I would suggest doing this after you’ve applied any finish as that usually results in some overspray in … Continue reading

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Push / Push pot La Cabronita mod

The first of the new products to be put into use on one of my guitars is a 500k linear* push/push pot. I have been waiting for these to arrive to use on my La Cabronita S1 switch alternative wiring. … Continue reading

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