Make me an offer he said...tempting it is! Vintage 70s Block Inlay Jaguar

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Re: Make me an offer he said...tempting it is! Vintage 70s Block Inlay Jaguar

Post by BoringPostcards » Wed May 16, 2018 7:26 am

Hell, that looks like one of Sonic Youth's missing Jags from the 2000 gear heist. Mid position WRHB is something Lee did on a few guitars.

Edit: Not so sure now, actually. Official gearography has no BnB Jags listed. Maybe an SY fan owned it?
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Post by Axolotl » Wed May 16, 2018 7:34 am

An amazing find. It's a pretty rad mod imho. I hope the humbucker is a genuine Wide Range. Just refin the body in black and rock it as it is (I'd do a refret if it was mine).

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Post by rbrcbr » Wed May 16, 2018 7:43 am

I'd say keep the widerange in there and offer him $1400 and see if he'd take it. Is the offer meant to include the cost of refinishing it for you? Because if so, then I'd say $1600-1800 like mentioned above. That widerange is badass though and absolutely worth checking out. Like many others said above, if you don't like it you can sell it and sell the guard to Djdubed, easily get a replacement guard and you'd be good to go.

It would look really good in Charcoal Frost, Firemist Silver, or Olympic White. I'd usually lean towards Lake Placid Blue/Sherwood green with a matching headstock for something like this, but as the neck is original and untouched, so I wouldn't bother matching the headstock. I just don't feel those bolder custom colors work without the matching headstock.

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Post by Pacafeliz » Wed May 16, 2018 8:00 am

:P Yeah Lee Ranaldo called...

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Post by mcjt » Wed May 16, 2018 11:21 am

yeaaaaahhhhhhh this colour.
SO hot.
Take out that WRHB.

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Re: Make me an offer he said...tempting it is! Vintage 70s Block Inlay Jaguar

Post by øøøøøøø » Wed May 16, 2018 1:02 pm

in for the obligatory "LEAVE IT AS IS :? " post

But I actually do mean it. I'd do a good refin (CFM?) but otherwise rock it just like that!

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Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Wed May 16, 2018 1:11 pm

Wow!
First: Thank you all! I haven't expected so much response! But yeah, that's just one of the many reasons why I love you folks here at OSG!
Another one is that different opinions are equally respected! :-)

Aesthetically - and if it was (already) my guitar I'd personally take the WRHB out - and put it in another guitar, with a second WRHB. or if I didn't like the sound at all... sell it. Somehow I just don't like size-mismatched pickups in a guitar. Like a P90 or a JM Pickup together with a "regular" Humbucker...even if the sound would probably take you places! I like WRHBs but never had the chance to really play one. A friend of mine got a custom Tele with a WRBH and a Tele-Bridge PU - looks and sounds awesome. But I hardly played it myself - and he uses his EGC far more often - and I'm also not so sure if it's a reissue or a original. But this pickup sure sounds killer! :?

So folks, I hear you! The WRHB could be nice in that position. I haven't seen this one one of Lee's or Thurston's Jags/Jazzmasters. But there is a photo of a Mustang that received the same special treatment. So it definitely could have been the guitar of a Sonic Youth fan...or not. He at least used that PU to do some out of phase sounds if I remember it correctly.

Sunburst is one of the very few colours that look better without a matching headstock.
But starting with Black, also Olympic White, Lake Placid Blue, Ice Blue Metallic, Charcoal Frost Metallic, Firemist Silver... etc. they all look better with a matching headstock imo. Especially when B+B comes into the game. But as you said I wouldn't touch it either. Make a refret and a setup and be good with it.

I'll see how it's going to work out. Today he asked me to send some colour examples. So feel free to send some more... I'd otherwise just search my way through OSG... ;D

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Post by Singlebladepickup » Wed May 16, 2018 1:17 pm

mcjt wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 11:21 am
yeaaaaahhhhhhh this colour.
SO hot.
Take out that WRHB.

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I concur

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Re: Make me an offer he said...tempting it is! Vintage 70s Block Inlay Jaguar

Post by windmill » Wed May 16, 2018 2:41 pm

MayTheFuzzBeWithYou wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 1:11 pm

Aesthetically - and if it was (already) my guitar I'd personally take the WRHB out... Somehow I just don't like size-mismatched pickups in a guitar. .......

Wots rong with a WRHB and other pickups ?

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:)

It would be interesting to see the wiring in the Jag and how the output is balanced between the pickups.

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Post by Mechanical Birds » Wed May 16, 2018 3:40 pm

I saw this burst special edition strat at my local shop a while back, I think some anniversary model? Can’t find pics because I don’t know what it was called but it had small flake mixed in with the paint so it was this awesome metallic sunburst that I’ve never seen anywhere else. That’d be cool if you aren’t gonna do the headstock.

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Re: Make me an offer he said...tempting it is! Vintage 70s Block Inlay Jaguar

Post by solfege » Wed May 16, 2018 3:52 pm

Mechanical Birds wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 3:40 pm
I saw this burst special edition strat at my local shop a while back, I think some anniversary model? Can’t find pics because I don’t know what it was called but it had small flake mixed in with the paint so it was this awesome metallic sunburst that I’ve never seen anywhere else. That’d be cool if you aren’t gonna do the headstock.
Like this?

https://reverb.com/item/3827358-fender- ... c-sunburst

ETA: or this maybe? "Mystic sunburst" an FSR model. https://reverb.com/p/fender-american-st ... c-sunburst

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Post by Mechanical Birds » Wed May 16, 2018 5:58 pm

Yeah it’s that FSR American Standard! Looks so cool

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Post by marqueemoon » Wed May 16, 2018 8:28 pm

I'd go oly white, keep the wide range, and leave the headstock alone. .

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Post by kimson » Thu May 17, 2018 4:03 am

Loads of drools from here as well. I'd definitely keep the WRHB and go for one of those cheap-looking 3T sunbursts with a narrow black band, a wide red band and a sickly yellow center that I think you often see with the painted-on wood grain (can't remember what it's called).
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Re: Make me an offer he said...tempting it is! Vintage 70s Block Inlay Jaguar

Post by Squirrel » Thu May 17, 2018 8:28 am

I'd go for black, ditch the WRHB and sell it to pay for the refin. But see if you can get it for any kind of a reasonable price, first of all.

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