Just got this crappy old Jazzmaster from 1959...

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Re: Just got this crappy old Jazzmaster from 1959...

Post by fortytwo » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:11 pm

I hope you didn't overpay for it, I mean it's used.

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Re: Just got this crappy old Jazzmaster from 1959...

Post by windmill » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:45 pm

It might look cool if you painted it black and converted it to a 7 string, you could use the same bridge.

After all it is just an old guitar.

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Re: Just got this crappy old Jazzmaster from 1959...

Post by andy_tchp » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:52 pm

Oh hey, cool Jaguar you've got there.
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Re: Just got this crappy old Jazzmaster from 1959...

Post by Amon 7.L » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:04 pm

... I mean, com'on.. it's an old, it's kind of a beater.. You know that with just a few simple tweaks this COULD be a keeper, right?
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Re: Just got this crappy old Jazzmaster from 1959...

Post by Ceylon » Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:00 am

Amon 7.L wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:04 pm
... I mean, com'on.. it's an old, it's kind of a beater.. You know that with just a few simple tweaks this COULD be a keeper, right?
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Re: Just got this crappy old Jazzmaster from 1959...

Post by mcjt » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:07 am

Strip it and paint it poo-brown!

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Re: Just got this crappy old Jazzmaster from 1959...

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:32 am

mcjt wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:07 am
Strip it and paint it poo-brown!
dont diss the poo-brown jazzmasters.
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Re: Just got this crappy old Jazzmaster from 1959...

Post by kracdown » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:55 am

Amon 7.L wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:04 pm
... I mean, com'on.. it's an old, it's kind of a beater.. You know that with just a few simple tweaks this COULD be a keeper, right?
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Re: Just got this crappy old Jazzmaster from 1959...

Post by Squirrel » Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:08 pm

Couldn't you buy another one and turn them into a doubleneck?

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Re: Just got this crappy old Jazzmaster from 1959...

Post by Bronco Billy » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:32 pm

kracdown wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:11 pm
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wow, someone really bent the shit, out of that trem-bar... I would get a repro right away.

I saw this guy play a guitar just like that on youtube, sounded awful... Nels...something.

I would trade it for a real guitar, like a Gibson ES-335 or a Les Paul....

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Re: Just got this crappy old Jazzmaster from 1959...

Post by leokula » Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:39 am

This is a total pass! Damaged pickguard, ugly ass sunburst with several nicks on it... and how could i forget, the missing E. Bad deal all around, mate, hate to say.
Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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Re: Just got this crappy old Jazzmaster from 1959...

Post by rkharper » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:27 am

I like it!








....NOT, it's fugly!!!!

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Re: Just got this crappy old Jazzmaster from 1959...

Post by Gevalt » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:34 pm

I think you should saw the round part off the headstock so it looks like a sword or something equally-badass.

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Re: Just got this crappy old Jazzmaster from 1959...

Post by gringopig » Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:22 am

Oh dear. I think it might look passable if you glue some LED skulls onto it.
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Re: Just got this crappy old Jazzmaster from 1959...

Post by Squirrel » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:16 am

I've just had the most original idea ever. You know those old Harmony guitars from the '60s? Well the whole reason they sound so cool is entirely due to the goldfoil pickups and nothing else. Now, nobody's ever done this before but here's what you do: buy an old Harmony (although it's becoming harder and harder to find ones with the original pickups, no idea why), rip the pickups out of it and put them in your Jazzmaster. BOOM. Your guitar just became, like, 1000% more unique.

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