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%
 
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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by luau » Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:07 am

I like tortoise. If I can find one I like, I'll go with it on my new IBM AVRI. If not, I might try this, or this, or maybe even this.
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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by djetz » Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:59 am

Actually, I think white ones look pretty cool, but my sunburst Jag has a t'shell guard. Though it looks black in my avatar.
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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by Maggieo » Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:07 am

I love tortie best, but MOP looks killer with CAR and the gold hardware and black Jag has earned a  :? from me.

I really dislike the look of white pickguards on Jazzmasters and Jags.  To me, white 'guards are a Strat thing.
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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by dinosaur » Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:38 am

I sort of lucked into my gold guards, even though I prefer the old tortoise shell.  I've hated the idea of custom colors with gold guards in the past, but I couldn't pass mine up.  I  have definitely come around to them now, but I'd still kill for a Burgandy Mist Metallic with tortoise shell.

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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by John Taverna » Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:03 am

yeah, depends on body color but usually tortoise rules

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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by zhivago » Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:24 am

dinosaur wrote: but I'd still kill for a Burgandy Mist Metallic with tortoise shell.
we'd be partners in crime!!! :)

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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by aen » Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:54 am

evoluzione wrote:
zhivago wrote: check this one out :)

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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:20 pm

Yep. Pre-CBS Tortoise all the way. I'm not so keen on the adonized guards, except on a nomaster posted on another thread. Natural wood, black pup covers, telecaster knobs & a gold guard. Fookin' inspired.
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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by robroe » Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:50 pm

here is my current comptort stang

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this one cost a lot more and fit alot better

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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by berlinbetty » Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:48 pm

  I used to hate black pickguards on sunburst (like the SRV $trat) until I saw this guitar and deemed it the most beautiful Jazzmaster I had ever seen.

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  Your opinion may vary, of course, but this very guitar made me order a black pickguard for my Jazzmaster.  When I get my block and binding neck (and the white witch hat knobs!!!)  my perfect guitar will be complete.  (insert Dr. Evil laughing here)
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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by fullerplast » Tue Dec 26, 2006 3:55 pm

I like black especially on the grainy ash bodies they used during that era...
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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by eupat » Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:10 am

i dig black pickguard too...
also very nice with olympic white  :?
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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by Maggieo » Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:28 am

berlinbetty wrote:   I used to hate black pickguards on sunburst (like the SRV $trat) until I saw this guitar and deemed it the most beautiful Jazzmaster I had ever seen.

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  Your opinion may vary, of course, but this very guitar made me order a black pickguard for my Jazzmaster.  When I get my block and binding neck (and the white witch hat knobs!!!)  my perfect guitar will be complete.  (insert Dr. Evil laughing here)
Ohhhhh, I love that guitar!  The ash! The 'burst! The blocks and binding! The black 'guard!  :? :? :? :? :?
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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by berlinbetty » Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:01 am

Maggieo wrote: Ohhhhh, I love that guitar!  The ash! The 'burst! The blocks and binding! The black 'guard!  :? :? :? :? :?
  Do I know how to pick 'em, or what?  :D
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Re: Classic Offset look......

Post by Sonichris » Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:57 pm

evoluzione wrote:
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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