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Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:07 am
by robzila
Nope, no restoring going on here guys, I've been too busy with regular life to even get started on it. I have however been acquiring a few new tools and such to be prepared for when I do get to it. I haven't forgotten about this place and your advice has been very helpful, I'll update again when I get started on it. Have a Great Holiday Season!

Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:11 am
by AwesomeWelles
jackxiv wrote:
Pacafeliz wrote:DUDE DON'T RESTORE SHIT!!!

put strings on it and rock it as is.

COOLEST jazzmaster (and story) EVER!
I am going to agree with Crackwhore up here. I gotta tell you, I have been losing sleep over how lucky you are, OP. I had a dream recently that it was me who found this gem. Lucky, Lucky man.
Dude, he just called Pat a crackwhore :D

Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:51 pm
by s_mcsleazy
Pacafeliz wrote:DUDE DON'T RESTORE SHIT!!!

put strings on it and rock it as is.

COOLEST jazzmaster (and story) EVER!

crackwhore approved. she wants to make dirty babies with it.
send 'er over now.
they will come out the womb with 16 toes and 22 different STD'S

Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:09 am
by TheSurfer
I would bring it back to 1963/64 specs. It's amazing your brother found this thing under the couch in an abandoned house. Good luck with it! :w00t:

Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Posted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:21 am
by jamietay
ill double that? :w00t:
what an amazing find!!! please treat it well :-* :-* :-*

Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:43 pm
by sounderstudios
Incredible find! Any updates on the cleanup? If you chose to do so!

Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:01 am
by robzila
Well I dont have much of an update, but I have determined that all Im going to do to it is clean up the grime and gunk(it's really nasty) without modifying the finish, clean and de rust the electronics (thankfully both pickups work, yay!), and do my dead level best not to do anything to detract from its original value that cant be easily reversed. Since I plan on playing the shit out of this thing when I'm done with it, There are some minor things Im going to do. I've already got a set of reissued relicd single line klusons, and Im going to buy the one missing original kluson to complete the original set if I ever get rid of it. I'm also putting a Staytrem bridge on it and will probably grab the trem bar while Im at it. Will probably get a bone nut custom cut for it, and I need a vintage switch tip. I've acquired a beautiful headstock decal for it as well. That's about it, now it's just a matter of finding the time and space to get it started. I welcome any input or comments, and I'll post some pics when I get started.

Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:49 am
by Pacafeliz
good god man, it is just SO DAMN hot!!!

one of the best, ever.
and i've seen LOTS.

:-* :-* :-*

Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:13 am
by PJazzmaster
robzila wrote:Well I dont have much of an update, but I have determined that all Im going to do to it is clean up the grime and gunk(it's really nasty) without modifying the finish, clean and de rust the electronics (thankfully both pickups work, yay!), and do my dead level best not to do anything to detract from its original value that cant be easily reversed. Since I plan on playing the shit out of this thing when I'm done with it, There are some minor things Im going to do. I've already got a set of reissued relicd single line klusons, and Im going to buy the one missing original kluson to complete the original set if I ever get rid of it. I'm also putting a Staytrem bridge on it and will probably grab the trem bar while Im at it. Will probably get a bone nut custom cut for it, and I need a vintage switch tip. I've acquired a beautiful headstock decal for it as well. That's about it, now it's just a matter of finding the time and space to get it started. I welcome any input or comments, and I'll post some pics when I get started.
Try to clean the plates by using Coke (the "real" one with sugar) and a kitchen sponge! First I didn't believe that this will work but it did! I cleaned a rusty Vintage Mustang plate with that method. Too bad that I didn't make a video or a before picture.

But look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7OdX42NjWQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I works! Seriously! ( but take the metal part off the guitar first ;) )
But I wouldn't this this with the pots / electronics ...
try it with the trem plate...

Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:48 pm
by Pacafeliz
...i mean, SWEET JEBUS, THAT's how a tort on black jazzer should look like.

Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:31 pm
by kosmonautmayhem
Been wondering about this one. What a find! Glad you're cleaning it up!

Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Posted: Wed May 20, 2015 7:37 am
by lnwt
Need to see what will happen to this guitar... :derp:

Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:02 am
by Spitfire7
Yeah give us something, show us an updated picture please or at the least an updated picture of that tortoiseshell. ;D

Re: New to the forum with a big project in front of me..1964 JM

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:23 pm
by cobascis
What ever happened to this project? Would love to see it!