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Newest JM Project - revitalizing a '64...

Post by cmatthes » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:06 pm

Finally picked up some key parts from bro Serial here over the weekend and did a quick test bolt-together on my "new" '64 JM.  Little more work involved to get it up and running, but this one just feels perfectly tight, light and ready to go!
Looks like I'll be sourcing an AVRI toggle switch, as I'm not thrilled with the one I've got, but a new nut on there and wire up those Antiquities, and this one will be rockin'.

I'll hold off on the refin for right now - as battered as this one is, it looks cool as hell in person!
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Post by mcjt » Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:16 pm

very nice!
is there a story behind the neck?
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Post by Stereordinary » Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:41 pm

How about story behind the shotgun black?  :D
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Post by zhivago » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:16 am

Black Jazzmasters rule!  :-*
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Post by Junkyard God » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:25 am

so do expensive red torts!!
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Post by daydreamdelay » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:59 pm

there's no way I'd ever refinish that  ???

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Post by ugly casanova » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:21 pm

that finish looks so stupid .. like stars in the night sky.. sorry  ::)
nice guitar anyway!

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Post by cmatthes » Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:44 pm

It has been refinned black (long time ago, apparently!), so I'm not too concerned about more of a restoration job.  As for the "starry sky"comment, this one has definitely been played, flogged, beaten, but will definitely get the job done.

Not sure what it will end up being at this point, but for the time being, I'll probably just pop a new nut on there, get it wired up and press it into service for a while.  Too cool to not get played.

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Post by kle » Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:26 am

If i had that guitar and the skills to wire/refin & if i was you, i'd possibly also just wire & string it up and play it.
Maybe refinish it later on. Black, of course.... :?

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Post by serial » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:44 pm

Killamangiro* wrote: that finish looks so stupid .. like stars in the night sky.. sorry  ::)
nice guitar anyway!
This comment is a bit stupid, smiley or not, now isn't it?  :-\
This one will be extremely cool when finished-can't wait to see/play it!
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Post by mcjt » Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:03 pm

it's not a fender neck though, is it?
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Post by fuzzking » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:20 am

The fretboard reminds me very much of my Musikraft neck... cool project, serial! cmatthes! sorry...
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Post by mcjt » Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:29 am

that's what i thought too- musikraft
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Post by mraphro » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:36 pm

i know i wouldnt refin it

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Post by daydreamdelay » Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:07 am

Killamangiro* wrote:   ::)


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