Dan Erlewine's Mod Squad(4)

Chelsea loves surprising the Mod Squad with the repair jobs she takes on. Take this broken ’65 Fender Mustang that offered the Mod Squad work aplenty. “Max, you detail the frets and nut,” said Chelsea, as she divided chores amongst her “shop boys” (as she calls us). “Elliot, you rout and fill the hacked-up pickup cavity.

Erick, you’re the vintage electronics expert, so you can put things right in that department. I’ll patch the raggedy-ass humbucker rout in the pickguard. We don’t have a perfect match for the tortoise material, but an honest patching attempt will be good enough, and I don’t mind battle scars. They give a guitar character.”