Carved Top JM HH

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Carved Top JM HH

Post by AlumNeck » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:25 am

I know this is kind of a weird guitar and probably not well liked here but damn this thing plays great and the neck is fantastic looking and feeling!

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Re: Carved Top JM HH

Post by Danley » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:33 am

Did not realize these existed. The neck actually looks really artfully made, awesome wood. Everyone needs one HH/Les Paul style guitar, wouldn't have any complaints if mine was that.
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Re: Carved Top JM HH

Post by SAVEStheDAY » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:39 am

These used to pop up a lot more just a few years ago. There was also a dark brownish burst/flame top that looked really cool. Jazzmaster Select or something like that maybe? I like HH offsets, but they were too expensive at the time for me to seriously consider getting one. They break a lot of rules for the traditionalists. That's probably why I like them.

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Re: Carved Top JM HH

Post by leokula » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:40 am

These look great, love the wood "faux" binding and the Fender logo pickups!
Jaguar > Jazzmaster :)

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Re: Carved Top JM HH

Post by AlumNeck » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:35 am

The binding is real wood! This neck is really well made!
leokula wrote:
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These look great, love the wood "faux" binding and the Fender logo pickups!

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Re: Carved Top JM HH

Post by mbene085 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:48 am

AlumNeck wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:35 am
The binding is real wood! This neck is really well made!
leokula wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:40 am
These look great, love the wood "faux" binding and the Fender logo pickups!
I think he meant "faux" as in not actually being binding. Binding is a strip of material laid down in a channel routed along the edge of the fretboard. This is a "channel-bound" neck where the neck is actuallly a solid piece of maple that has a rectangular rout made in it, with the fretboard inlaid into that rout. So the "binding" effect is just the solid maple that is continuous with the rest of the neck.

It's actually more work than regular binding and looks/feels awesome, but it's not technically binding.

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Re: Carved Top JM HH

Post by BoringPostcards » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:46 pm

Had I seen this ten or fifteen years ago, I'd have snubbed my nose at the design, but I've since grown to appreciate Gibsons and Fenders with Gibson appointments, so yea..
This thing is gorgeous!

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Re: Carved Top JM HH

Post by Unicorn Warrior » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:35 pm

I never liked these when they first came out. They were selling pretty cheap a year or 2 ago. I think eventually they’ll be highly regarded. They’re growing on me after some time

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Re: Carved Top JM HH

Post by AlumNeck » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:43 am

Thanks for the clarification and yes channel bound is the correct term here. Amazing woodwork on the neck though!
mbene085 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:48 am
AlumNeck wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:35 am
The binding is real wood! This neck is really well made!
leokula wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:40 am
These look great, love the wood "faux" binding and the Fender logo pickups!
I think he meant "faux" as in not actually being binding. Binding is a strip of material laid down in a channel routed along the edge of the fretboard. This is a "channel-bound" neck where the neck is actuallly a solid piece of maple that has a rectangular rout made in it, with the fretboard inlaid into that rout. So the "binding" effect is just the solid maple that is continuous with the rest of the neck.

It's actually more work than regular binding and looks/feels awesome, but it's not technically binding.

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Re: Carved Top JM HH

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:58 am

I would find myself needing to fix that missing first fret block inlay - but otherwise I kind of like them!
Coming from Les Pauls myself I can appreciate the simplicity of the double Humbucker-setup but would probably add a Duesenberg Les Trem or something alike to it!
Great find! Congrats!

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Re: Carved Top JM HH

Post by AlumNeck » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:24 pm

Yep that's the line of thinking, I am looking at a Stetsbar as well! just about all this is missing is a trem!
MayTheFuzzBeWithYou wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:58 am
I would find myself needing to fix that missing first fret block inlay - but otherwise I kind of like them!
Coming from Les Pauls myself I can appreciate the simplicity of the double Humbucker-setup but would probably add a Duesenberg Les Trem or something alike to it!
Great find! Congrats!

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Re: Carved Top JM HH

Post by volhoo » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:44 pm

Very nice - you could go totally coolness with it and go with a gold Floyd Rose FRX tremolo and locking nut.

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Re: Carved Top JM HH

Post by AlumNeck » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:44 am

I went ahead and stuck an aluminum neck on this thing may not look better but it sounds better now!
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Re: Carved Top JM HH

Post by mbene085 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:32 am

I think the aluminum really works on this guitar. Are these bodies chambered? Does it have any neck dive with the metal neck?

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Re: Carved Top JM HH

Post by AlumNeck » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:28 am

mbene085 wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:32 am
I think the aluminum really works on this guitar. Are these bodies chambered? Does it have any neck dive with the metal neck?
Feels lightly chambered but I’m not sure.

It’s really well balanced definitely heavier than the wood neck. This neck needs a heavy body like this I had it on a few guitars that had too much neck dive. This neck musically plays well and takes this guitar to a whole new level with sharper attack and longer sustain.

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