1963 Jazzmaster - from abused to player

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Re: 1963 Jazzmaster - from abused to player

Post by salty » Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:39 am

That is totally beautiful!

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Re: 1963 Jazzmaster - from abused to player

Post by dune736 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:50 pm

Looks great!!!

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Re: 1963 Jazzmaster - from abused to player

Post by alphaking » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:58 pm

Awesome thread! Did I miss the back story on the guitar? Who and why they sold it?
same as it ever was

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Re: 1963 Jazzmaster - from abused to player

Post by LarsL » Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:44 pm

Awesome resque. You should be happy with that.
The fretboard looks really great. I hope i find a project like this one someday.
Rad!

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Re: 1963 Jazzmaster - from abused to player

Post by JagInTheBag » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:20 pm

Well done, sir!

I don't know how your luthier saved that fretboard.

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Re: 1963 Jazzmaster - from abused to player

Post by Despot » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:20 am

That is one very lovely Jazzmaster.

I wouldn't change a thing OP - including the guard. There's a lovely contrast between the dark wood and black guard that wouldn't work quite as well with a tort guard.

May it wear well!

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Re: 1963 Jazzmaster - from abused to player

Post by shadowplay » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:29 am

If you were refinishing it in blonde and had to put a bit of filler on it you (or a more likely a furniture restorer) could quite easily paint in the grain. It sounds really dodgy but I've seen it done on panelling in our house that was monkeyed with during the 70's and the french polisher replacing the panel did some faux grain correction with acrylic's and what he called 'powder stains' that you just can't see even if you know it's there. i also saw someone replace a section of a wooden car dashboard that came in macassar ebony and they couldn't find a totally matching veneer for butting to the undamaged section but they got close enough and painted in a few sections for a totally invisible match.

I bet with filler, skilled painted in grain and blonde on top you'd barely if at all be able to tell unless you were really looking.

BTW nice save so far, it looks way better than I imagined.

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Re: 1963 Jazzmaster - from abused to player

Post by s_mcsleazy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:34 am

i see your brown jazzmaster. here is my brown jazzmaster
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