MJT / J Mascis Ice Blue Metallic build

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MJT / J Mascis Ice Blue Metallic build

Post by jlove » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:00 am

A while back I picked up a J Mascis neck cheap from an ebay seller in China. It had a really subtle birdseye to the maple, but a smudged logo, so I figured it would be a good candidate to practice my finishing skills and do a matching headstock.

I watched and waiting on a bunch of MJT auctions and finally picked up a nice, light Ice Blue Metallic body at 4 lbs, 5 ounces.
From there, I picked up the rest of the parts including a loaded pickguard and trem from a Classic Player and a US bridge. The rest came out of my parts bin.

I'm loving this thing so far. It's my first JM and it sounds great clean through a Princeton or dirty through a Champ clone. I've read quite a bit of negativity about the CP pickups, but I love 'em. My spring project will be the headstock refin and maybe rolling the fretboard edges.

https://imgur.com/6MjcvaU
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Re: MJT / J Mascis Ice Blue Metallic build

Post by Trout » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:51 am

Looks great!
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Re: MJT / J Mascis Ice Blue Metallic build

Post by blimpage » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:07 pm

That's one very handsome guitar!

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Re: MJT / J Mascis Ice Blue Metallic build

Post by MechaBulletBill » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:18 am

Looks really nice!

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