Wildwood '59 'Thin Skin' Jazzmasters

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Re: Wildwood '59 'Thin Skin' Jazzmasters

Post by wooderson » Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:05 pm

I hope they bring in some other colors over the course of the year.

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Re: Wildwood '59 'Thin Skin' Jazzmasters

Post by RumorsOFsurF » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:10 pm

I have one from the 2008 run. Needs a fret level pretty badly, and I'm not a huge fan of the tall frets, but at least it's pretty haha


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Re: Wildwood '59 'Thin Skin' Jazzmasters

Post by redchapterjubilee » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:19 am

Interesting. I didn't realize the '59 spec AVRI thinskins had tall frets. I thought those were the only vintage spec necks (frets/radius) of the Thinskin JM's. Beautiful guitar. Someone on OSG sold a 3TSB '59 spec AVRI thinskin on here probably 5 or so years ago in an $1100 firesale and I'm still kicking myself for not buying it.

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Re: Wildwood '59 'Thin Skin' Jazzmasters

Post by sunburster » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:16 pm

redchapterjubilee wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:19 am
Interesting. I didn't realize the '59 spec AVRI thinskins had tall frets. I thought those were the only vintage spec necks (frets/radius) of the Thinskin JM's.
They did a batch with 7.25"/vintage frets and a batch with 9.5"/6105 frets.

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Re: Wildwood '59 'Thin Skin' Jazzmasters

Post by zip73 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:19 pm

RumorsOFsurF wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:10 pm
I have one from the 2008 run. Needs a fret level pretty badly, and I'm not a huge fan of the tall frets, but at least it's pretty haha
Had the same problem with an ‘07 TS Jag. Much better after I had it leveled.

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Re: Wildwood '59 'Thin Skin' Jazzmasters

Post by RumorsOFsurF » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:14 pm

Yep 9.5" and 6105 frets on mine. I prefer the original spec stuff. I need to stop being cheap and get mine fixed. It sounds amazing but frets out so bad on certain frets.
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Re: Wildwood '59 'Thin Skin' Jazzmasters

Post by BobL » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:33 pm

Took mine to band practice tonight after it showed up this afternoon.

I put a neck shim and a Staytrem in it, and otherwise it was stock. I really quite liked the '62 pickups, and the guitar has a different attack than the alder body/plastic guard on my 65 RI - a little snappier. Played great, sounded great... I did find myself rolling both volume and tone off, so I'll replace the pots w/ 500Ks as I've done on the 65 as well. I think I'll also put strat style knobs on it - the knurled chrome just look a little off to me, and having visible numbers is nice when I'm messing with the knobs.

I guess I don't have issues w/ the 6105s - I've had them on a number of guitars, and I think they work really well.

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