1959 Fiesta Red Jazzmaster Project (done, pg 9)

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project FINISHED (almost) PG5

Post by rrtxoso » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:04 am

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I'm not sure if I'm digging the pickguard, I think it might need to be brown tort or mint....
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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project FINISHED!!! Pg 6

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:05 am

It's together! Congrats, man!

I like the pickguard on its own, but it does lack contrast. You might be right - perhaps a browner shade of tort might help 'offset' things.

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project FINISHED!!! Pg 6

Post by fullerplast » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:06 am

kosmonautmayhem wrote:It's together! Congrats, man!

I like the pickguard on its own, but it does lack contrast. You might be right - perhaps a browner shade of tort might help 'offset' things.
I see what you did there.
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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project FINISHED!!! Pg 6

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:09 am

Doug - didn't you do a dakota with a darker early 60s tort for someone a few years back?? I remember that one looks super great, the way the two shades or red interacted...

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project FINISHED!!! Pg 6

Post by fullerplast » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:19 am

Why yes! Yes I did...

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It was Justin's (daydreamdelay). I bought it as a poo brown fleaBay special. It was original except for a tunamatic and the stripped finish. I put all the parts on a white refin '63 body (except the tuna, of course) and sold it to Justin while I refinned this body. When it was finished, we traded bodies. He did the assembly.


This Fiesta JM turned out really nice as well!

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project FINISHED!!! Pg 6

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:21 am

Thats the one! Great example!

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project FINISHED!!! Pg 6

Post by friendshipmaster » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:54 am

Yeah I think that's the solution, and the lack of contrast is what I feel is lacking, if you remember originally this guitar was supposed to be sunburst...

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project FINISHED!!! Pg 6

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:00 am

I agree. =)

or go mint... but good luck finding a vintage mint JM guard. No one has one of those. :blush:

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project FINISHED!!! Pg 6

Post by Stereordinary » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:01 am

That looks fantastic! I can't wait to see it in person. :)
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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project FINISHED!!! Pg 6

Post by friendshipmaster » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:02 am

kosmonautmayhem wrote:I agree. =)

or go mint... but good luck finding a vintage mint JM guard. No one has one of those.
You do!!! I could be wrong but mint didn't come out til 62 along with matching headstocks....

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project FINISHED!!! Pg 6

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:08 am

friendshipmaster wrote:
kosmonautmayhem wrote:I agree. =)

or go mint... but good luck finding a vintage mint JM guard. No one has one of those.
You do!!! I could be wrong but mint didn't come out til 62 along with matching headstocks....
...just poking fun. :P
It's actually been a bit of a curse, that mint guard. It's made choosing a color for my refin a really difficult one, as you well know.

I think there were instances of one-off white pickguards prior to '62. But yes, conventionally, mint guards were '62 and after.
When was Fiesta red introduced???

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project FINISHED!!! Pg 6

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kosmonautmayhem wrote:
friendshipmaster wrote:
kosmonautmayhem wrote:I agree. =)

or go mint... but good luck finding a vintage mint JM guard. No one has one of those.
You do!!! I could be wrong but mint didn't come out til 62 along with matching headstocks....
...just poking fun.
It's actually been a bit of a curse, that mint guard. It's made choosing a color for my refin a really difficult one, as you well know.

I think there were instances of one-off white pickguards prior to '62. But yes, conventionally, mint guards were '62 and after.
When was Fiesta red introduced???
I've red about fiesta being around in the 50s but I've also read it was a color called Fullerton red....

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project FINISHED!!! Pg 6

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project FINISHED!!! Pg 6

Post by friendshipmaster » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:06 pm

DocCarlson wrote:You're thinking of Forrest Red. It's one of the rarest pre-CBS colors... they were going to call it White Red but that was already copyrighted by Gretsch.
Wow I've never heard of Forrest red?

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Re: 1959 Jazzmaster Project FINISHED!!! Pg 6

Post by fullerplast » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:08 pm

Fiesta Red was a '56 Ford Thunderbird color, so very possible as a true custom color in the late 50s.
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