"PROJECT '65" ~ FINIS! ~

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"PROJECT '65" ~ FINIS! ~

Post by fullerplast » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:25 am

OK, it's true that I'm making little-to-no progress on the three projects I have open right now. One is the Nomaster, which is complete except for finish (there's a thread in this section), the next is the Jaguar HT (hardtail), and finally the refin of my '75 Tele that's been "in progress" officially for over a year now.

But I have to unveil the new one:

Not long ago I scored a '64 JM green guard, complete with harness, switches and pots. Last week I bought a whole vintage toggle switch just to get the tip. And today I bought a tail and trem arm. My plans for this stuff is to build a '65 L-Series custom color with dots/binding. 1965 seems to be the year that they just went WILD with custom colors... we have a thread around here somewhere with pics that will make you go  :?

My angle on this project is to log each part and price and track what this whole thing costs me in the end. I'll look for deals and try to get each part under market value (as opposed to getting passionate and paying way too much just to get a particular piece). Therefore it will be a slow process, which fits in great with my other projects.

I want the pots, neck date and serial number to be close (within a year),  but otherwise any era-correct part will be OK with me (ie. Pat # tail, 62 and up body, gray pickups... etc).

Of course, the neck will be the greatest expense. But since it's bound, I won't be competing with the $trat guys so much. Theoretically it will cheaper, even if it's harder to find.

Not sure of the color yet. But I LOVE the look of almost ALL custom colors with binding and witch hats (a good example is that gold one that wapdrivemusic has been trying to sell for some time now): 

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The color may actually end up being the last of my considerations!
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Re: "PROJECT '65"

Post by Felix » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:32 am

Cool project. I wish I had your determination. I would love to do this kind of a project, but the time factor has always been an issue.
With a mint green guard, I'd totally be thinking OTM or Sherwood green.  :?
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Post by Soiouz » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:37 am

Great project, Doug! Can't wait to follow your progress on this one!

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Post by fullerplast » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:38 am

Here's the link to an older thread with a TON of pictures of what I'm after:

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As you see, deciding on which one to emulate may be the most difficult part of the project!

:?

Edit: Looking through there, it looks like Jazzprod beat me to it... lovely LPB!
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Post by Felix » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:46 am

That is just a ridiculous drool fest, Doug. I mean, really.
The Sea foam and OTM were beautiful guitars, but I like the CAR guitar, also.

The other day I saw a coral color Jazzmaster, and the guard was white. It would probably look great with a tort guard.
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Re: "PROJECT '65"

Post by fullerplast » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:48 am

That is just a ridiculous drool fest, Doug. I mean, really.
I KNOW, huh?

Just can't beat that look, IMO...


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Re: "PROJECT '65"

Post by Pumpkin » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:59 am

Love that gold Jz......i await your pics. :?

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Post by dinosaur » Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:10 am

The best part about a slow project will be the number of times you are absolutely sure that you have found the perfect color for it.  :)

Good luck!

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Re: "PROJECT '65"

Post by Felix » Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:56 am

Yet another good thread. They just keep coming on this board. :)
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Post by Jazzprod » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:04 am

fullerplast wrote: Here's the link to an older thread with a TON of pictures of what I'm after:

index.php?topic=560.0


As you see, deciding on which one to emulate may be the most difficult part of the project!

:?

Edit: Looking through there, it looks like Jazzprod beat me to it... lovely LPB!
:) Wth a genuine neck and a US made body to go with that, your guitar will be more accurate. Go for it!!  ;)
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Post by mezcalhead » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:21 am

Love dots with binding .. this project is going to make me jealous.

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Post by Stereordinary » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:54 am

I'll be following this one for sure!
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Post by fullerplast » Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:04 am

Thanks, but don't expect it to move too quickly!
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Re: "PROJECT '65"

Post by JazzBlaster » Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:09 am

I been wanting to do something similar. The last vintage JM I had was a late 64 (formerly owned by Billy Gibbons) I'd like to have that guitar with the neck of my MIJ.
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Re: "PROJECT '65"

Post by zhivago » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:45 am

what a project!!!  :o :o :o  8)

please consider one of the rarer custom colours for this...like Charcoal Frost or something...we need a guitar like that in The Family!!

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