Holy purple 65 JM der wie Butter spielt

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Re: Holy purple 65 JM der wie Butter spielt

Post by Insomnicide » Sun May 21, 2017 7:41 am

Great work so far, I just wanted to say that CFM will be a fantastic finish, as it inspired me to build this:

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I look forward to seeing more!

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Re: Holy purple 65 JM der wie Butter spielt

Post by Despot » Tue May 23, 2017 1:39 am

Those look exactly like the frets on my B&B '67 Jaguar - they don't interrupt the binding and they're wide/flat. I'd say they're original, without doubt.

Also ... re profile ... I'm not sure how Jaguar necks compare to Jazzmaster, but I've had both D&B and B&B from the mid '60s and they do tend to have a little more of a shoulder than unbound necks. Great neck profiles though - my Jaguar's neck is on the thick side, but feels fantastic. Compared to the other Jag (a L series '64) they're quite different - the L series is more of a round C, very similar to my late '62 Jazzmaster (and every '63 Strat, Jazzmaster I've tried) ... it's my favourite Fender profile ... whereas the B&B has a shoulder and more of a D feel than an oval C.

Great guitar OP - I look forward to following this thread. You're bang on the money with CFM too - that's going to look amazing!

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Re: Holy purple 65 JM der wie Butter spielt

Post by tammyw » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:32 am

Wow, that is some serious work, I could never attempt a restoration like this.
will wrote:The aluminum shield is stamped with the name of the company that made the aluminum sheet - "Alcoa."
The letters look more like it said ALCLAD 2024, where they put a thin layer of pure aluminium cladding over the 2024 alloy to prevent corrosion. Of course that was still a trademark of Alcoa at the time, probably.

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Re: Holy purple 65 JM der wie Butter spielt

Post by theworkoffire » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:42 pm

Thanks all :)

Minor update - I've spent a bit of time restoring the contours and grain & ding-filling with thixotropic filler, and this is it after a quick sealer coat this evening before I start on the primer:

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Re: Holy purple 65 JM der wie Butter spielt

Post by Yeatzee » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:27 pm

Going to look great in cfm

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Post by theworkoffire » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:31 pm

Some progress to report on this JM restoration.

In lieu of getting the previous links working again, this is how this arrived:

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This terrible photo seems to be the only one I have to hand, but this is the body now, just about cured and ready for polishing out. The colour is a near 50/50 mix of charcoal frost and pelham blue - like a nice faded pewter.

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I cut some tiny circles from an old WD cellulose guard:

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After an initial polish...I've since spot-filled the edges to get rid of the white lines. There's still some pitting around the edges of the old holes that will have to stay - I wanted to do what I could without removing any of the old guard, and without treating the surface too aggressively.

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Re: Holy purple 65 JM der wie Butter spielt

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:28 pm

very nice! i love a good a tort repair!

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Post by clef051 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:33 pm

this looks great, I wish i caught this thread before photobucket stopped letting people share their photos

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Post by theworkoffire » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:54 am

Original pics now restored :)

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Post by daCod » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:28 am

rad. so rad. well done. nice work. any more updates?
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Re: Holy purple 65 JM der wie Butter spielt

Post by rexter » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:18 pm

Excellent... Have been dying to see an update on this one Ben!

That colour should look lovely with that amazing tort guard.

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