Post your Custom Shop Offsets

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Kihtaristi » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:56 am

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Here is my team-built 2020 closet classic '58. Sings except for some buzzes that maybe come from the saddles when I play in certain spots, haven't quite worked it out yet. Pickups are lovely.

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Is the buzz audible when amplified or just unplugged?

If the first one, I personally would hate to have cs level instrument with something like that. I hope that it's something that is easy to fox. That guitar looks so amazing so it would be a shame that it wouldn't play perfect.

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Post by Tafarel » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:02 am

As to the buzzing... is it possible that someone had removed the strings and bridge at some point and put the bridge in its slots backwards?

When I first changed strings on my shell pink Jazzmaster I pulled the bridge off to look at it. Underneath, it had a 'B' on one end and a 'T' on the other: clearly it was intended to be placed back in the holes a certain way. I wonder if yours might've gotten reversed and the strings are vibrating against the edge of a slot.

Just a thought.
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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Arthon » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:53 am

'58RI Teambuilt Sherwood Green. All original except the bridge and the knobs.

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https://www.rainbowguitars.com/guitar/f ... 1004115/FE
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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Unicorn Warrior » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:54 am

Arthon wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:53 am
'58RI Teambuilt Sherwood Green. All original except the bridge and the knobs.

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https://www.rainbowguitars.com/guitar/f ... 1004115/FE
Love that

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by underscore ego » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:17 am

Tafarel wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:02 am
As to the buzzing... is it possible that someone had removed the strings and bridge at some point and put the bridge in its slots backwards?

When I first changed strings on my shell pink Jazzmaster I pulled the bridge off to look at it. Underneath, it had a 'B' on one end and a 'T' on the other: clearly it was intended to be placed back in the holes a certain way. I wonder if yours might've gotten reversed and the strings are vibrating against the edge of a slot.

Just a thought.
Kihtaristi wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:56 am

Is the buzz audible when amplified or just unplugged?

If the first one, I personally would hate to have cs level instrument with something like that. I hope that it's something that is easy to fox. That guitar looks so amazing so it would be a shame that it wouldn't play perfect.
Thanks y'all. It's audible plugged in, but less noticeable than when unplugged for sure. I'll have to check the bridge next time I change the strings, so thanks for the suggestion there - it does seem to come from the slots, so I bet you're on the money.

Love all of the beautiful guitars in this thread so far, too.
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here are some more pics for anyone interested

https://www.flickr.com/people/190193860@N04/

the neck grain is different from my other MIA / non custom shop fenders. any luthiers know if this grain indicates quarter sawn or rift sawn? just curious.

the rosewood still needs some breaking in. rosewood never feels right to me until it has a moderate amount of finger gunk embedded in it.

back to my vodka and pedialyte
Really like how dark the burst appears to be in these photos.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Tafarel » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:04 pm

Arthon wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:53 am
'58RI Teambuilt Sherwood Green. All original except the bridge and the knobs.

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https://www.rainbowguitars.com/guitar/f ... 1004115/FE
Gorgeous.
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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Mitch T » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:24 pm

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Well it's not from Fenders Custom Shop but they should make one like it :D

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Post by Tafarel » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:54 pm

Mitch T wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:24 pm
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Well it's not from Fenders Custom Shop but they should make one like it :D
Image didn't make it.
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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by kgbAttack » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:05 pm

Tafarel wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:02 am
As to the buzzing... is it possible that someone had removed the strings and bridge at some point and put the bridge in its slots backwards?

When I first changed strings on my shell pink Jazzmaster I pulled the bridge off to look at it. Underneath, it had a 'B' on one end and a 'T' on the other: clearly it was intended to be placed back in the holes a certain way. I wonder if yours might've gotten reversed and the strings are vibrating against the edge of a slot.

Just a thought.
Great advice, thanks! I restrung my Jazzmaster and for sure I took the bridge off, but I don't remember noticing the "T" and "B" (Treble and Bass?) under the bridge - I'll take a look!

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Arthon » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:10 am

Tafarel wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:04 pm
Arthon wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:53 am
'58RI Teambuilt Sherwood Green. All original except the bridge and the knobs.

https://www.rainbowguitars.com/guitar/f ... 1004115/FE
Gorgeous.
Thanks! Its a nice photo and a really nice guitar!
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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Tafarel » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:41 am

kgbAttack wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:05 pm
Tafarel wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:02 am
As to the buzzing... is it possible that someone had removed the strings and bridge at some point and put the bridge in its slots backwards?

When I first changed strings on my shell pink Jazzmaster I pulled the bridge off to look at it. Underneath, it had a 'B' on one end and a 'T' on the other: clearly it was intended to be placed back in the holes a certain way. I wonder if yours might've gotten reversed and the strings are vibrating against the edge of a slot.

Just a thought.
Great advice, thanks! I restrung my Jazzmaster and for sure I took the bridge off, but I don't remember noticing the "T" and "B" (Treble and Bass?) under the bridge - I'll take a look!
Yes, treble and bass. Mine was a very early RSD bridge. Not sure why somebody wrote T and B on it, but I am happy it's there. I wrote it in sharpie on my blue one when I first changed the strings.
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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Marc » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:11 am

Jaguar018 wrote:
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Here is mine. Ordered and arrived in 2008. Masterbuilt by Dennis Galuszka. It has been played, modded, dinged, and chipped. My main requests were: 1)the 'green' Sherwood green and not the more 'faded' version. 2)Blocks and binding on a flamed maple neck. 3)Vintage radius/62 shapes.

I have other guitars that I really love, but this is the one I'd grab in all those imagined scenarios. Before it arrived I was already mainly playing Jaguars. This guitar has become the alpha and omega. It took more than a year for me to fully realize just how perfect it was for me. It makes me hypothesize that the people that didn't 'get along' with their custom-ordered Fenders were too impatient, or they didn't know what they wanted.

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That is fantastic! Very similar to a certain Mr Frusciante's '66. I'm quite a fan of the white undercoat under metallics. I used to own a very battered '65 CAR with green nitrate guard. Stupidly sold it. That had both silver, gold and white undercoats to make up the CAR, there was also some pale yellow visible which I assume was grain filler?

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Marc » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:19 am

Kylef wrote:
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‘65 Jazzmaster RI Custom Shop in Firemist Silver

https://i.imgur.com/gallery/mnEuofI

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I have the non-custom shop LTD run of that same guitar in Firemist Silver - it's an amazing colour.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by underscore ego » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:19 am

Tafarel wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:41 am
Yes, treble and bass. Mine was a very early RSD bridge. Not sure why somebody wrote T and B on it, but I am happy it's there. I wrote it in sharpie on my blue one when I first changed the strings.
It makes more sense for them to mean Treble and Bass than, say, Top and Bottom (which would have matched the original orientation, maybe?).

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Loobster » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:06 am

Tafarel wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:50 am
Here's my contribution to this thread:

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Shell pink and daphne blue; from 2017 and 2018, respectively.
This shell pink one is divine!

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