Mystic Seafoam/Rosewood...my first Jazzmaster

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Mystic Seafoam/Rosewood...my first Jazzmaster

Post by TheHamOfTruth » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:34 am

Offset n00b here. Played the occasional Jag/JM but never bonded with one before playing the new American Pro series. Now I know these are divisive, but I prefer the simplicity, ergonomics, and tones of these models. I just couldn't get used to a JM with a maple board, but I loved the mystic seafoam finish. So to the Stratosphere I went, and I couldn't be happier!

I'm a big fan of surf tones and my fav band in the genre is Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet. They would often be seen live playing Gretsches (I own a few) but I've read that in studio they used JM/Teles for brighter/cutting tone. This JM gets tones I could only approximate with Dynasonic equipped Gretsches, and never get close to with Filtertrons. Wash it with some slapback and some reverb and I'm in heaven. But they make a good rock/blues machine too. Thought I'd share some pictures of this rare bird for those who may be contemplating a similar build. I'll post a couple more later. Image
Strat, Tele, Cab, R4, R8, 345, White Falcon

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Re: Mystic Seafoam/Rosewood...my first Jazzmaster

Post by Danley » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:39 am

Wow- That looks great, and you've got the perfect tool for your purpose :D

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Post by Sid Nitzerglobin » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:08 am

Beautiful, congrats!

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Re: Mystic Seafoam/Rosewood...my first Jazzmaster

Post by Futuron » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:21 pm

Good taste, exactly this has been my "next guitar" for months. Dammit now I'll have to wait for them to put up another one. >:(

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Re: Mystic Seafoam/Rosewood...my first Jazzmaster

Post by jdr1014 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:24 pm

That's really beautiful - congrats!

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Re: Mystic Seafoam/Rosewood...my first Jazzmaster

Post by N0_Camping4U » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:27 pm

God I love this color. I wish MJT could match it but I don't know what to tell them. Is the paint code for this out in the wild?
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Re: Mystic Seafoam/Rosewood...my first Jazzmaster

Post by TeenageShutdown! » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:11 am

It’s your first, but will it be your last? Discuss!

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Re: Mystic Seafoam/Rosewood...my first Jazzmaster

Post by Sid Nitzerglobin » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:13 am

Just played one of these w/ the maple board this afternoon, the first AmPro JM I've tried, and was pretty darn impressed. Love the chunkier neck and the V-Mod pickups sounded pretty great to me.

Congrats again!

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Re: Mystic Seafoam/Rosewood...my first Jazzmaster

Post by TheHamOfTruth » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:31 pm

TeenageShutdown! wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:11 am
It’s your first, but will it be your last? Discuss!
I've learned to never say never when it comes to me buying guitars. But I will say there are few jazzmasters out there with this feature set. I am curious as to how a set of av65 pickups would sound in this... even though I'm pretty happy with the sound. Sometimes I can't just leave well enough alone.
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Re: Mystic Seafoam/Rosewood...my first Jazzmaster

Post by jnewton » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:15 pm

very cool. congrats.

i wish that color was available in the mod shop.

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