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FENDER SQUIER (modified) GUITARS
If you have any enquiries about the guitars below or would like to purchase any, please email Steve using the icon at the end of the description of each guitar.

Fender Squier 3/4 sized Stratocaster -
Modified to be a Tenor length 6 string/4 course instrument.
The Fender Squier 3/4 sized Stratocaster had its neck removed which was then thinned down to make it suitable for four courses. The plate holding the neck in place had to be replaced due to its narrower width. The bridge was removed and replaced with a Tele style tailpiece to accommodate six strings in four courses and the nut was modified to allow for a six string/four course conformation whereby the two bass strings were doubled and the two treble strings were singles.

This modifies the Fender Squier 3/4 sized Stratocaster to become a 22 inch tenor guitar scale length six string/four course instrument, similar to a Rickenbacker Banjoline, which is a six string/four course 26 inch plectrum guitar scale length instrument (see the Rickenbacker Banjoline section). This shorter scale length instrument allows it to be tuned to CGDA-based turnings such as cCgGda, which cannot be used on instruments with scale lengths greater than 23 inches. Click each photo for a larger view.


Fender Squier 3/4 sized Stratocaster
Modified to be a Mandocello with eight strings in four pairs (Courtesy of Antebellum Instruments).
The guitar was modified by modifying the bridge system to take four matched pairs of strings and two extra tuners were added to the headstock to accommodate the two extra strings. Some Fender Squier Stratocaster Mandocello conversions have included thinning the neck to make it more suitable for playing four string courses. Click each photo for a larger view.

 

 


How to Convert a Mini Six String Guitar (such as a Fender Squier Mini Stratocaster) into an Electric Octave-Mandolin by Randy Cordless.
 

Completed Electric Octave Mandolin.

Website instructions: http://emando.com/builders_active/misc/Cordle_EOM_instructions.htm

Electric Octave Mandolin  conversion (.pdf)