Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

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

Post by JVG » Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:06 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.
I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Will could turn a fridge full of leftovers into an awesome guitar. He is that good!

But yeah, another riveting repair thread - yet again fixing something that most people would consider being unfixable.

Love it!

J.

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by mackerelmint » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:23 pm

MatthewK wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:31 am
so an arbees sandwich?
:D
This is an excellent rectangle

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:44 am

Dude you ARE a wizard! :-*
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by Amon 7.L » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:59 am

Where there's a Will, there's a way.

I bow down to your skill, Master.

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by CROSS_guitars » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:37 pm

This is very satisfying to see.

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by will » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:26 pm

I was off with my tuner hole calculations, so I needed to drill them out and dowel them again:

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25 dowels, and it is looking kinda Jaguar-like again:

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by will » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:35 am

I got a good deal on some Jazzmaster/Jaguar parts - from the tiny picture it looked like one of the claw screws had broken off, so I was worried that the broken screw would need to be carefully drilled out.

When the package arrived, I found out that the screw was just in BACKWARDS! Why?!?

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by HNB » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:55 am

Sometimes people put them in upside down when the screw top is dragging on the top of the screw head. Maybe they were only having that problem with the thicker E and A strings? It worked out great for you! :D I love seeing these poor parts get love and reuse. :D
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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by parry » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:35 pm

Yep. I'm assuming I'll have to do that same thing with the screws on the trem of my Coronado project.
I won't know until I get the body back.
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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by will » Sat May 30, 2020 7:56 am

Time to finally post some "after" pictures!

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by mbene085 » Sat May 30, 2020 9:42 am

Jeez, will, you've really done it again. It's utterly unrecognizable. You're the true Dr. Frankenstein of the forum. How much lightning was involved in this process?

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by rbrcbr » Sat May 30, 2020 10:26 am

Man, what a wizard. It's impressive and inspiring to see something like this brought back to life. How's that pine body working out? Is it fairly light? Mostly curious how it's playing/feeling now that it's done. That LPB/B&B is a dream combo too, btw.

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by will » Sat May 30, 2020 11:17 am

I'm not an expert on describing electric guitar sounds, but strumming, it does sound nice and bright.

Also, it's rather lightweight for a Jaguar - 7lbs 10 oz. My other Jaguar is 8lbs 10 oz.

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by Con-Tiki! » Sat May 30, 2020 6:17 pm

frick, man.
my favorite part is the work on the nut/rosewood.
It's a good solution to a pretty tragic misstep.

i love stuff like this.
(Christopher, also)
I've been to one World's Fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing i ever heard come out a pair of headphones.

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Re: Turning some leftovers and junk into a Jaguar

Post by Scout » Sat May 30, 2020 8:14 pm

Sweet result, nice work on the fingerboard!

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