Classic Offset look......

Discussion of newer designs, copies and reissue offset-waist instruments.

What kind of pickguard do you like on your offsets?

Tortoise shell
30
55%
Mint Green
9
16%
White
5
9%
Black
4
7%
Gold Anodized
7
13%
 
Total votes: 55

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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by Maggieo » Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:00 pm

Sonichris wrote:
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slomomarc wrote: Yeah.....pre-CBS tortoise shell is the best on any colour.
Not on LPB surely, it's gotta be a white guard.
Here's my latest re-fin - Its an AV jazzmaster that had a run-in with a pedal board,  so it needed a new paint job.  I thought I'd prefer the mint guard,  but I've gotten to like the tort - even if it isn't vintage.

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That just reinforces my idea that white and mint 'guards should have nothing to do with Jazzmasters.
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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by DB » Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:06 pm

Sonichris wrote: Here's my latest re-fin - Its an AV jazzmaster that had a run-in with a pedal board,  so it needed a new paint job.  I thought I'd prefer the mint guard,  but I've gotten to like the tort - even if it isn't vintage.
I would have voted for a mint guard with LPB, but this one I think has changed my mind.  Who did the refin, and what paint?  Just awesome!

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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by Sonichris » Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:16 pm

DB wrote:
Sonichris wrote: Here's my latest re-fin - Its an AV jazzmaster that had a run-in with a pedal board,  so it needed a new paint job.  I thought I'd prefer the mint guard,  but I've gotten to like the tort - even if it isn't vintage.
I would have voted for a mint guard with LPB, but this one I think has changed my mind.  Who did the refin, and what paint?  Just awesome!

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Thanks - I did all the work myself - I stripped it down to bare wood,  and repaired the dents.  Then  I primed and painted it using Re-Ranch products.  I used a little tinted clear to give it a little older look,  and then cleared, wet-sanded, and polished.  It looks pretty good I think.  I was originally going to buy a mint guard,  but I never did,  and was excited to finish it,  so I used the original tortoise guard.  I would have thought a mint guard would be the ticket too, but now that the tort is on,  I really like it.
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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by sonicblue64 » Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:17 pm

mint green and gold all the way

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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by DB » Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:38 pm

Sonichris wrote:
Thanks - I did all the work myself - I stripped it down to bare wood,  and repaired the dents.  Then  I primed and painted it using Re-Ranch products.  I used a little tinted clear to give it a little older look,  and then cleared, wet-sanded, and polished.  It looks pretty good I think.  I was originally going to buy a mint guard,  but I never did,  and was excited to finish it,  so I used the original tortoise guard.  I would have thought a mint guard would be the ticket too, but now that the tort is on,  I really like it.
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WOW, all I can say is fantastic job.  The ReRanch LPB looks darker and richer than a lot of the medium blue metallic that passes for LPB these days.  I'd keep the tort guard, as it looks just great.

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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by sookwinder » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:16 pm

I like black especially on the grainy ash bodies they used during that era
I have a late 73/early 74  sunburst Jazz bass which has an original black guard and very strong grain  ...  looks great.

I once considered looking for a correct era tort guard (actually maybe 6 months earlier ... mid 73), but then it would not look as good as the black one... so I shelved that idea.
relaxing alternative to doing actual work ...

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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by DB » Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:11 pm

OK, I think the consensus is Tort guards.  Given that what guard do you think I should use on these:

Jaguar Baritone in Surf Green:

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Jaguar Bass in Hot Rod Red:

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Obviously the guard from my baritone doesn't quite fit the bass, but you get the idea.  I'm really starting to like Tort on Red.

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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by Sonichris » Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:10 pm

I think mint for both - mint looks best on custom color Jaguars i think - Something about the extra chrome.

DB - Are those both yours?  Did you paint the Baritone?  Looks really cool.

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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by DB » Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:25 pm

Sonichris wrote: I think mint for both - mint looks best on custom color Jaguars i think - Something about the extra chrome.

DB - Are those both yours?  Did you paint the Baritone?  Looks really cool.

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Yes, both are mine.  The baritone is strung B-B, and I had it refin'd by Pat Wilkins of Wilkins Guitars (he does finish work for a ton of guitar firms).  He did a great job, you'd never know it wasn't the original finish.  I am really torn - I like both mint and tort - does that mean I need one of each?  ::)
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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by Sonichris » Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:36 pm

Yes, both are mine.  The baritone is strung B-B, and I had it refin'd by Pat Wilkins of Wilkins Guitars (he does finish work for a ton of guitar firms).  He did a great job, you'd never know it wasn't the original finish.  I am really torn - I like both mint and tort - does that mean I need one of each?  ::)


Yes -  :)

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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by DB » Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:40 pm

Sonichris wrote: Yes -  :)
Somehow my wife just doesn't understand this.  My 15 year old guitar playing son does... ;D

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