Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Bringing your older offset back to life.
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Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by will » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:46 am

I saw a very sad abused '66 Jaguar neck on Reverb, and it was cheap enough to make me think of lumping together some leftover parts into a complete guitar.

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So sad when someone decides that they want a "Gibson-style" nut on a Fender neck. ...especially when they move the nut a bit towards the bridge!
Also, I was able to use this screw remover thing I made from a pin - just ran it in reverse centered on the original string tree hole that had a busted-off screw inside.

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Brutal tuner fitting!

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I can kinda read the date stamp!

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I've never been a huge fan of the "Barncaster" style, but this was the cheapest Jag body I could find!

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I routed the nut area flat so that I could graft in a maple/rosewood patch, and I routed a flat area into the end of the headstock so that it could be re-knobbed.
Jeez! FIVE string tree holes!

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The smashed-up Mustang from long ago (the one that donated 1/2 of its body for the red/black Mustang project) contributed some neck chunks.

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Plugs and patches, plugs and patches.

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Whoops! I needed to move the nut slot a bit, chip off the end of the patch and glue on another rosewood piece.

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Getting closer with some trimming to the binding patches

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The pine body was kinda workmanlike, so I'll put a bit of work into getting the contours extra-deep, and cleanup the edge radius.

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by Axolotl » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:56 am

This is awesome will. If anybody can fix that mangled neck it's you! Looking forward to see the process and final result.

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by marqueemoon » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:05 am

So cool.

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by antisymmetric » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:58 am

Subscribed. 8)
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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by higgsblossom » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:03 pm

Super cool!
"500€? That's the price of a J Mascis Jazzmaster!"

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by Zork » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:11 pm

Yay! :w00t:

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by aliendawg » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:44 pm

WOW!! I'm sure it's going to turn out great
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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by gishuk » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:31 pm

I saw this neck on reverb, cool that someone here is gonna fix it up!

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by mackerelmint » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:27 pm

Top notch content.

The thread title made me imagine someone cleaning out their fridge and raiding their junk drawer to make a guitar.
This is an excellent rectangle

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by Ceylon » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:41 pm

mackerelmint wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:27 pm
Top notch content.

The thread title made me imagine someone cleaning out their fridge and raiding their junk drawer to make a guitar.
Like the guitar equivalent of a sandwich made in munchie desperation
Science Friction burns my fingers
Electricity still lingers

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by mackerelmint » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:57 pm

Ceylon wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:41 pm
mackerelmint wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:27 pm
Top notch content.

The thread title made me imagine someone cleaning out their fridge and raiding their junk drawer to make a guitar.
Like the guitar equivalent of a sandwich made in munchie desperation
The mind boggles... what kind of thing would come from a junk drawer and go into a sandwich, I wonder? Like, stale gum? Maybe spreading chapstick on the bread because you don't have mayo?
This is an excellent rectangle

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by Ceylon » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:34 pm

mackerelmint wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:57 pm
Ceylon wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:41 pm
mackerelmint wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:27 pm
Top notch content.

The thread title made me imagine someone cleaning out their fridge and raiding their junk drawer to make a guitar.
Like the guitar equivalent of a sandwich made in munchie desperation
The mind boggles... what kind of thing would come from a junk drawer and go into a sandwich, I wonder? Like, stale gum? Maybe spreading chapstick on the bread because you don't have mayo?
Might be a dead bee or two in there

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by mackerelmint » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:09 am

In classic OSG fashion, thread derailed on the first page.

I'd put a dead bee on a chapstick sandwich, why not?
This is an excellent rectangle

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by MatthewK » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:31 am

so an arbees sandwich?

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:12 am

YES!!! I'd been hoping for another one of these restoration threads!
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