New Project - 63 Jazzmaster parts pile!

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Re: New Project - 63 Jazzmaster parts pile!

Post by SciFlyer » Sat Jul 02, 2016 5:29 am

Looks really good so far... Still thinking Sherwood Green?

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Re: New Project - 63 Jazzmaster parts pile!

Post by palesnow67 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:39 pm

Did this ever get finished?
10. Signatures must be no more than two lines.

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Re: New Project - 63 Jazzmaster parts pile!

Post by will » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:04 am

palesnow67 wrote:Did this ever get finished?
I ended up finding a pre-CBS body to match the neck - I painted it Shoreline Gold.
All the pieces are there, it's just waiting for me to have some time to block sand and buff out the paint.

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Re: New Project - 63 Jazzmaster parts pile!

Post by palesnow67 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:50 am

will wrote:
palesnow67 wrote:Did this ever get finished?
I ended up finding a pre-CBS body to match the neck - I painted it Shoreline Gold.
All the pieces are there, it's just waiting for me to have some time to block sand and buff out the paint.
Awesome! Cant wait to see it
10. Signatures must be no more than two lines.

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Re: New Project - 63 Jazzmaster parts pile!

Post by sounderstudios » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:21 am

What did you use for stripping? Product, set time, scrapers?

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Re: New Project - 63 Jazzmaster parts pile!

Post by BCbassman » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:33 am

i have a 63 neck and I want to build the same kind of resurrected classic Jazzmaster.

What should I budget to accomplish this kind of a project?

Thanks anybody.

BC

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Re: New Project - 63 Jazzmaster parts pile!

Post by will » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:10 pm

sounderstudios wrote:What did you use for stripping? Product, set time, scrapers?
I'm not loyal to any one brand of paint stripper, I just go with whatever brand costs about $10 and is strong enough to come in a metal container.

I usually don't use a scraper to "scrape," since the paint stripper can wet the wood and make it easier to make a mark - I have a very old worn-out (corners rounded off) putty knife that I use to get the liquefied paint goop off of the guitar body without smearing it into the grain of the wood. I'll test a small area every so often to see when the paint has been turned into sludge - you'll find that if you don't wait long enough, you can wind up just wasting paint stripper, and if you wait too long, the stripper will start to dry out.

Once almost all of the paint that I want to remove is gone, I'll use a bit more fresh paint stripper and some steel wool to help get leftover paint out of the woodgrain.

---though sometimes if the paint is thin, I'll just sand it off. Paint stripper can be more of a hassle than dust!

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Re: New Project - 63 Jazzmaster parts pile!

Post by will » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:18 pm

BCbassman wrote:i have a 63 neck and I want to build the same kind of resurrected classic Jazzmaster.

What should I budget to accomplish this kind of a project?

Thanks anybody.

BC
There's a big range there in prices!

Depending on how choosy you are, it might take a long time to track down everything that you need. I'd recommend that you pick up a Squier Jazzmaster HH or some other cheap Squier Jazzmaster and do a neck swap so that you can still enjoy that neck while you search for all of the parts that you need.

My guess is that the parts would cost you in the 1500-2500 range if you go for all-original stuff.

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Re: New Project - 63 Jazzmaster parts pile!

Post by will » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:39 pm

I finally had a day off and some sunshine in San Francisco, so here are some pictures of the finished product:

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Re: New Project - 63 Jazzmaster parts pile!

Post by mcjt » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:58 pm

Sweeeeeeeeetttt!

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Re: New Project - 63 Jazzmaster parts pile!

Post by lefty » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:59 pm

Beautiful

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Re: New Project - 63 Jazzmaster parts pile!

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:51 pm

:?

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Re: New Project - 63 Jazzmaster parts pile!

Post by MrFingers » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:02 am

Not too fond on the gold guard. Replace it with a 3-ply mint one, and I'll personally fly over to sunny California to man-wrestle that guitar away from you :?

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Post by MechaBulletBill » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:47 am

:-* :-*

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Re: New Project - 63 Jazzmaster parts pile!

Post by MatthewK » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:02 am

Oh that gives me ... feelings. I'm lucky I already have a gold Jazzmaster knockoff.

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