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Re: '63 Jaguar project.

Post by mynameisjonas » Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:05 am

looking great! :)

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Re: '63 Jaguar project.

Post by Mute » Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:19 am

Awesome refin! Can't wait to see it put together - IMO this is one of the coolest jag projects I've seen yet  8)

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Re: '63 Jaguar project.

Post by Jazzprod » Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:00 am

That is going to be an awesome guitar!!! :?
I'm also not that fond of BBM usually but this baby... WOW!!!!  :-*
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Re: '63 Jaguar project.

Post by mezcalhead » Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:29 am

Actually the frets are just the ones that were on the neck when I got it .. not sure if they're original or not. I'm going to wait until it's all strung up to see if it needs a refret. If it does it'll have to go away for that, it's not something I trust myself with, not in a vintage neck anyway.
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Re: '63 Jaguar project.

Post by Santiago! » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:50 am

Great project!!!
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Re: '63 Jaguar project.

Post by chrisjedijane » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:04 am

That's looking really good! 
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Re: '63 Jaguar project.

Post by daydreamdelay » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:22 am

looks outstanding so far  8)

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Re: '63 Jaguar project.

Post by Regan » Sat Oct 06, 2007 1:03 pm

Wow! I can't wait to see the finished result! I am getting ready to do a '65 Jag and seeing your '63 has made me more excited about mine. I can hardly wait to get underway!

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Re: '63 Jaguar project.

Post by scottme » Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:04 pm

Looking great.

Is that an original decal or a repro silkscreen jobbie that you or Curtis had?

There is a lot of Jag refinishing going on here!

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Re: '63 Jaguar project.

Post by fullerplast » Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:53 pm

It doesn't look like a screen, too gold and the JAGUAR spacing is correct (the silkscreen repros are browned out and the JAGUAR spacing is too wide). It's a good repro whatever it is. The only thing I notice is that the patent numbers extend all the way to the G in Jaguar on a real one.

Not nit-picking though, I think it looks great!
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Re: '63 Jaguar project.

Post by sookwinder » Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:38 pm

I think Mez's decal is one of those european ones we had access to some 6 or 12 months back, but have stop being produced now  (strats and teles are the flavour of the month)

in this pic below the bottom two are the same european decal and the top one is a decal I got through  "Gordy's Music" on ebay.  The top one has a more acurate  "J" than the bottom two.  where as the bottom decals have a more correct "thickness" in the J A G U A R [the gordy music one is too thick]. As Doug mentioned the spacing on the J A G U A R is too wide on the bottoms decals, also the small "offset contour body" decal is better on the bottom decals.

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Re: '63 Jaguar project.

Post by fullerplast » Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:51 pm

Thanks David!

Too bad no one makes a spot-on repro. The silkscreen repro JM and $trat logos are  :?

Jags are like Rodney Dangerfield... no respect. Ironic, as they were top-of-the-line in Leo's mind...

Edit:  I think the top one is what Jim Shine once referred to as a "cartoon logo". I have a Mustang logo like that. It's die-cut and not awful, but just a little "thick" and surreal.

As a side-note... the wide spacing of the bottom two is perfect for the black logo. I think whoever made those assumed the JAGUAR part was the same. Check it on a pic of a black logo... the spacing is wide like that.
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Re: '63 Jaguar project.

Post by sookwinder » Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:59 pm

fullerplast wrote: As a side-note... the wide spacing of the bottom two is perfect for the black logo. I think whoever made those assumed the JAGUAR part was the same. Check it on a pic of a black logo... the spacing is wide like that.
aaaahhhhhhhhh  that why ....  I always thought it was some optical illusion or strange angle with the photos I have seen of jags with black headstocks and different logos  ....  makes sense now...
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Re: '63 Jaguar project.

Post by scottme » Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:42 pm

sookwinder wrote: in this pic below the bottom two are the same european decal and the top one is a decal I got through  "Gordy's Music" on ebay.  The top one has a more acurate  "J" than the bottom two.  where as the bottom decals have a more correct "thickness" in the J A G U A R [the gordy music one is too thick]. As Doug mentioned the spacing on the J A G U A R is too wide on the bottoms decals, also the small "offset contour body" decal is better on the bottom decals.
How does this one look?

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Re: '63 Jaguar project.

Post by sookwinder » Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:30 am

looks pretty good  :D
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