Re: 63 Jag headstock repair

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63 Jag headstock repair

Post by nonemoreblack » Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:18 pm

Hey, so after a couple of years of holding out and looking for a good deal on a pre-CBS sunburst jag I finally picked this one up off ebay for just under $1600 last week.  It's nicely worn and plays really great but with one major flaw, the chunk missing from the headstock.

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Not a big deal though, after a trip to Home Depot I was all set.  Pre-CBS neck, meet jigsaw.
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After cutting and shaping a new piece, sanding, staining, gluing, and clamping, here's how it turned out.  Not a perfect match, but I'm happy and it matches the worn look of the rest of the guitar.
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Notice the mute 'shadow' on the guard.  This one's definitely seen a lot of sun over the years.
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I kind of like the toggle switch, and never use the strangle switch anyway so I'll probably just leave it the way it is.
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Re: 63 Jag headstock repair

Post by painted wood » Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:30 pm

an absolute killer guitar!    :-*

a real looker! 8)

I like the toggle too...the repair looks fantastic...killer price...beautifully well worn, a real player I'm sure.  :-*

beautiful!

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Re: 63 Jag headstock repair

Post by the older brother » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:12 pm

:-*

I love battered guitars!
Someone knows where I can find the nearest woodchipper to throw my pieces of junk into?

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Re: 63 Jag headstock repair

Post by i love sharin foo » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:38 pm

Nice work! From a few feet away, I probably wouldn't even notice. Looks like a nice price for it too. Congrats!

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Re: 63 Jag headstock repair

Post by sookwinder » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:04 pm

as someone who has a passing interest in jags (  ;)  )  I just got to say    ...  woooooowwwwww

like it a lot......  also great that the decal was able to remain undamaged through out the entire process. well done


me ?  I'd restore the pup switches, just for continuity...

congrats...
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Re: 63 Jag headstock repair

Post by chrisjedijane » Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:50 am

Nice work - yeah, you probably wouldn't notice it from a couple of feet away! It's a lovely guitar too.
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Re: 63 Jag headstock repair

Post by eupat » Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:04 am

nice repair !
I like the beat up look, the toggle switch suit well all the wear. i'd keep it.

are you sure to have enough Jags ?  ;)
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Re: 63 Jag headstock repair

Post by sookwinder » Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:36 am

eupat wrote: are you sure to have enough Jags ?  ;)

rule #4:  one can never have too many jaguars.
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Re: 63 Jag headstock repair

Post by mraphro » Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:44 am

whats rule # 1-3 then?  ???

btw gorgeous jag..  :-*

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Re: 63 Jag headstock repair

Post by nonemoreblack » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:25 am

sookwinder wrote: also great that the decal was able to remain undamaged through out the entire process. well done
I had the decal covered while i was prepping the headstock to avoid accidently scratching it.  But I decided to uncover it while I glued the new piece on so I could see how it would look.  So of course now that it's unprotected I accidently drip a huge glob of carpenters glue that ends up completely covering the jaguar lettering.  Luckily with a bit of soap and water it cleaned up fine and the decal was undamaged.

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Re: 63 Jag headstock repair

Post by nonemoreblack » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:29 am

The first rule of jaguar collecting, you do not talk about jaguar collecting.  The second rule of jaguar collecting, you DO NOT talk about jaguar collecting...  :D

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Re: 63 Jag headstock repair

Post by jetset » Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:40 am

Nice job, nice Jag.  Cool to have a guitar you can play as hard as you want.
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Re: 63 Jag headstock repair

Post by MrFingers » Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:34 pm

Looks very nice indeed!

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Re: 63 Jag headstock repair

Post by mjet » Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:09 pm

Nice work. That guitar has tons of character - a real looker. I've always thought that a nice worn look was the only way to make sunburst guitars look good.
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Re: 63 Jag headstock repair

Post by painted wood » Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:25 pm

I like the toggle... easier to switch btw. pickups. 8)  although, I'd buy an original switch setup too, and hold onto it. ;)

Are you going to restore the bridge and mute?  Does the trem. function well? 

I :-* your jaguar.

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