New vintage guitarS day! 1964 Jaguar and Jazzmaster

Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
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Re: New vintage guitarS day! 1964 Jaguar and Jazzmaster

Post by Soiouz » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:06 pm

JVG wrote:
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PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
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Soiouz wrote:
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Woah! Crazy play wear and fading on this one. Very cool!!

Do you think it's original?
I was wondering the same thing. The tailpiece looks way too clean, even for a “closet classic” but especially when compared to the finish wear. Speaking of which, how on earth would you get wear like this behind the tailpiece and around the lower horn?

I don’t mean to be critical, just curious. It is a great-looking instrument!

Cheers!
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Again, whether you believe or not is not really important to me, so I don't feel the need to convince anyone.

BUT, since my opinion and observations on my own guitar seem to be questionned, I will reaffirm: this finish is 100% original, all the parts are original to this guitar (the clean metal parts were polished gently with a 0000 grade steel wool, try it, you will end up with parts as clean as this!) and the wear is absolutely real, this is not a fake relic job. Wear is perfectly consistent with someone playing seated for years and years.

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Re: New vintage guitarS day! 1964 Jaguar and Jazzmaster

Post by andy_tchp » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:49 pm

Yep, all looks original to me.

No reason for the tailpiece to be in anything other than excellent condition - FWIW the scratched/filthy/corroded/otherwise damaged tailpieces are usually from people's terrible attempts at 'relic' jobs.
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Re: New vintage guitarS day! 1964 Jaguar and Jazzmaster

Post by JVG » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:51 pm

I think you took my comment about the finish the wrong way.

It’s a great looking guitar, and you have every reason to be proud!

Enjoy.
J.

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Re: New vintage guitarS day! 1964 Jaguar and Jazzmaster

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:55 am

What a great week! Amazing pair! :-* :-*

Especially love the JM. That faded finish! :? - the peak under the guard is pretty great comparison. No faking that!

I love my current jag ( a '63) but I'm still haunted by an amazing pearl dot '64 I played years ago.

Congrats! How do they play and sound?
Is that a Bassman RI?

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Re: New vintage guitarS day! 1964 Jaguar and Jazzmaster

Post by Soiouz » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:24 am

kosmonautmayhem wrote:
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What a great week! Amazing pair! :-* :-*

Especially love the JM. That faded finish! :? - the peak under the guard is pretty great comparison. No faking that!

I love my current jag ( a '63) but I'm still haunted by an amazing pearl dot '64 I played years ago.

Congrats! How do they play and sound?
Is that a Bassman RI?

Thanks! I just redid the setup on the JM with bigger gauge strings and now it plays beautifully.

No the amp Is a Real 1960 tremolux

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Re: New vintage guitarS day! 1964 Jaguar and Jazzmaster

Post by greens » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:22 am

Beautiful. Very rarely can people convincingly fake genuine wear like that. Enjoy!

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Re: New vintage guitarS day! 1964 Jaguar and Jazzmaster

Post by RumorsOFsurF » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:54 pm

Wow, what a beautiful pair!!
Damn kids, get off my lawn!

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Re: New vintage guitarS day! 1964 Jaguar and Jazzmaster

Post by mcjt » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:52 pm

I'm glad I came here to see the insides :)
Impressive purchases that you had that week!
Congrats!

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