New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964 JM

Bringing your older offset back to life.
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Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Post by robzila » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:07 am

Nope, no restoring going on here guys, I've been too busy with regular life to even get started on it. I have however been acquiring a few new tools and such to be prepared for when I do get to it. I haven't forgotten about this place and your advice has been very helpful, I'll update again when I get started on it. Have a Great Holiday Season!

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Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Post by AwesomeWelles » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:11 am

jackxiv wrote:
Pacafeliz wrote:DUDE DON'T RESTORE SHIT!!!

put strings on it and rock it as is.

COOLEST jazzmaster (and story) EVER!
I am going to agree with Crackwhore up here. I gotta tell you, I have been losing sleep over how lucky you are, OP. I had a dream recently that it was me who found this gem. Lucky, Lucky man.
Dude, he just called Pat a crackwhore :D

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Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Post by s_mcsleazy » Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:51 pm

Pacafeliz wrote:DUDE DON'T RESTORE SHIT!!!

put strings on it and rock it as is.

COOLEST jazzmaster (and story) EVER!

crackwhore approved. she wants to make dirty babies with it.
send 'er over now.
they will come out the womb with 16 toes and 22 different STD'S
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Post by TheSurfer » Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:09 am

I would bring it back to 1963/64 specs. It's amazing your brother found this thing under the couch in an abandoned house. Good luck with it! :w00t:

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Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Post by jamietay » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:21 am

ill double that? :w00t:
what an amazing find!!! please treat it well :-* :-* :-*
can i scream?

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Post by sounderstudios » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:43 pm

Incredible find! Any updates on the cleanup? If you chose to do so!

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Post by robzila » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:01 am

Well I dont have much of an update, but I have determined that all Im going to do to it is clean up the grime and gunk(it's really nasty) without modifying the finish, clean and de rust the electronics (thankfully both pickups work, yay!), and do my dead level best not to do anything to detract from its original value that cant be easily reversed. Since I plan on playing the shit out of this thing when I'm done with it, There are some minor things Im going to do. I've already got a set of reissued relicd single line klusons, and Im going to buy the one missing original kluson to complete the original set if I ever get rid of it. I'm also putting a Staytrem bridge on it and will probably grab the trem bar while Im at it. Will probably get a bone nut custom cut for it, and I need a vintage switch tip. I've acquired a beautiful headstock decal for it as well. That's about it, now it's just a matter of finding the time and space to get it started. I welcome any input or comments, and I'll post some pics when I get started.

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Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Post by Pacafeliz » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:49 am

good god man, it is just SO DAMN hot!!!

one of the best, ever.
and i've seen LOTS.

:-* :-* :-*
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Post by PJazzmaster » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:13 am

robzila wrote:Well I dont have much of an update, but I have determined that all Im going to do to it is clean up the grime and gunk(it's really nasty) without modifying the finish, clean and de rust the electronics (thankfully both pickups work, yay!), and do my dead level best not to do anything to detract from its original value that cant be easily reversed. Since I plan on playing the shit out of this thing when I'm done with it, There are some minor things Im going to do. I've already got a set of reissued relicd single line klusons, and Im going to buy the one missing original kluson to complete the original set if I ever get rid of it. I'm also putting a Staytrem bridge on it and will probably grab the trem bar while Im at it. Will probably get a bone nut custom cut for it, and I need a vintage switch tip. I've acquired a beautiful headstock decal for it as well. That's about it, now it's just a matter of finding the time and space to get it started. I welcome any input or comments, and I'll post some pics when I get started.
Try to clean the plates by using Coke (the "real" one with sugar) and a kitchen sponge! First I didn't believe that this will work but it did! I cleaned a rusty Vintage Mustang plate with that method. Too bad that I didn't make a video or a before picture.

But look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7OdX42NjWQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I works! Seriously! ( but take the metal part off the guitar first ;) )
But I wouldn't this this with the pots / electronics ...
try it with the trem plate...

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Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Post by Pacafeliz » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:48 pm

...i mean, SWEET JEBUS, THAT's how a tort on black jazzer should look like.
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:31 pm

Been wondering about this one. What a find! Glad you're cleaning it up!

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Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Post by lnwt » Wed May 20, 2015 7:37 am

Need to see what will happen to this guitar... :derp:

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Post by Spitfire7 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:02 am

Yeah give us something, show us an updated picture please or at the least an updated picture of that tortoiseshell. ;D
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Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964 JM

Post by cobascis » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:23 pm

What ever happened to this project? Would love to see it!

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Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964 JM

Post by painted wood » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:38 pm

This gets my vote for most badass Jazzmaster on the planet! :-*

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