Hacked 60s Jazzmaster rebuild

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Hacked 60s Jazzmaster rebuild

Post by sir h c » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:33 pm

So, this is from about 13 years ago, but still I got this Jazzmaster, think about 1963 that had this done to it:

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Yeah, a reverse Warmouth neck, a stop tailpiece, refinished (poorly) in red, cut pick guard, someone had a Gibson style bridge at one time and drilled out for that, and what you cannot see is that they also took an Exacto carving tool and carved random squiggles into the body. Still, it is a cool old guitar with original guts.

Sorry, but I can't find the pictures of the work, doweled in the Gibson holes, redrilled for JM style, filled the carving, repainted it green and a friend gave me a nice non-Fender neck for it. Not 100%, but it is something that when it falls off the stand, no harm no foul, harm? no foul. :)

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Re: Hacked 60s Jazzmaster rebuild

Post by invisible man » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:07 am

Great job! Kinda liked the floral paintwork, couldn't see in the pics there was gratuitous carving though. Green is awesome. Spitfire might help you out with a piece of his material to repair the pickguard area around the bridge, he has done the same for mangled pickup routes before.

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Re: Hacked 60s Jazzmaster rebuild

Post by Witchburner » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:25 am

I love how yellow that tip is :?

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Re: Hacked 60s Jazzmaster rebuild

Post by Zork » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:14 am

invisible man wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:07 am
Kinda liked the floral paintwork
Me too!

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Re: Hacked 60s Jazzmaster rebuild

Post by Chew » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:38 pm

Great job! That floral paint was kind of cool.

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Re: Hacked 60s Jazzmaster rebuild

Post by kamillebidan » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:14 am

I like the new paint over the floral, but I would have kept the maple reverse neck and painted the headstock to match. I feel matched headstock maple fretboard necks are super uncommon. Still a great save though!

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Re: Hacked 60s Jazzmaster rebuild

Post by sir h c » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:35 pm

Thanks everyone, the floral was actually crappy little decals on top of all the paint. It is hard to see the gouging, especially with all else that was going on. :D Still it was one of those "the price is so right!"

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