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Custom Double Bound Body B&B neck Jazzmasterish project - looking for a name! And someone who does decals!

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:30 am
by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou
Hey there fellow aficionados!

Upcoming project: as the title suggests:
Double Bound Body Firemist Silver Jazzmaster with Block Inlays, neck Binding and a Matching Headstock.

I still can‘t show much - I just know that the body has been routed and probably will soon be finished by the great Rexter - so in the end it might look something like those three:

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Photo credits: google, reverb and user HH1978 - whose guitar motivated me even more to talk to Rexter about my custom project!

I‘m currently looking for a name and a decal!
It should clearly not say Fender - 'cause besides the pickup covers, the pickguard screws and the vibrato system nothing will be original Fender.

Maybe something 60s/70s sci-fi (Star Wars?), spy, surf inspired?
Things that came to my mind (not much I know)
- Spymaster
- Shadowcaster
- Force (or Fuzz) Wielder (the F word in a you guessed it... Fender spagetti kind of font)
- something based on Lando Calrissian and his funky shirt and cape combinations. Like „Scoundrel - smooth (cloud city) administrator“
- If we stay in the SW-universe: The colour-combination might as well be a hint to Mandalorian origin... (but then I also would have to include jetpack with a rocket launcher, a flamethrower, some blasters and a hidden blade somewhere!)

Open to further suggestions and if someone of you is doing Decals and willing to participate - please speak up too! :)

For those who are interested: it will have the grey bobbins Q-pickups, a Staytrem Bridge, White Witchhat knobs (I already got two pairs of Allparts knobs for <3 bucks a piece - still wondering if the 38€ are „worth it“ for the Pure Vintage knobs are worth it. Kluson Revolution F-Style non-locking tuners. Either a greenish Mint, a Vintage Mint or a Parchment Pickguard and for the beginning my Japanese Trem or an AVRI if I can get my hands on one soon)

Picture-Updates as soon as I get them! :w00t:

Re: Custom Double Bound Body B&B neck Jazzmasterish project - looking for a name! And someone who does decals!

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:34 am
by Amon 7.L
Heya, fellow mate!

I like what you're planning to do with this project, so... being that you asked for an input about a decal with a Star Wars twist...

Being the guitar a jazzMASTER and you looking for the Force in a spaghetti flavour, this is the first thing that blazed into my mind:

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Of course there's a lot of room for improvement as this is just a quick job, but that's the basic idea ;)

Re: Custom Double Bound Body B&B neck Jazzmasterish project - looking for a name! And someone who does decals!

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:10 am
by Rgand
Force Fuzzmaster, maybe?

Then your :"May The Fuzz Be With You" will work great.

Re: Custom Double Bound Body B&B neck Jazzmasterish project - looking for a name! And someone who does decals!

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:19 am
by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou
Thank you Amon! That already looks lovely! You even integrated the Jedi Order logo! :-*

While I - for obvious reasons - totally agree with the second line ;D - I fear we have to take into consideration that it is a big CBS-style headstock - so the "clouds"(?) are probably misplaced... sadly. I like them. This complicates things but it brings the big 70s font into the game... otherwise it might end up like this:
https://totallywiredguitars.net/65sbjm

Re: Custom Double Bound Body B&B neck Jazzmasterish project - looking for a name! And someone who does decals!

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:48 am
by Amon 7.L
MayTheFuzzBeWithYou wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:19 am
Thank you Amon! That already looks lovely! You even integrated the Jedi Order logo! :-*

While I - for obvious reasons - totally agree with the second line ;D - I fear we have to take into consideration that it is a big CBS-style headstock - so the "clouds"(?) are probably misplaced... sadly. I like them. This complicates things but it brings the big 70s font into the game... otherwise it might end up like this:
https://totallywiredguitars.net/65sbjm
No problem, sir! Yes, the Jedi Order logo too! :D

Right, the CBS headstock sends things off tracks, what do you think of something along this lines?
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the "may the fuzz be with you" can be always integrated in a wave-y silhouette to match the upper lettering...

Re: Custom Double Bound Body B&B neck Jazzmasterish project - looking for a name! And someone who does decals!

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:05 pm
by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou
Hey Amon! Thank you a lot!
I played a bit around with your template. I think I tend more towards the transition era logo due to CBS headstock... yet somehow I forgot how to make letters have outlines in photoshop :fp: - possible because I'm working with indesign mostly these days ... and never knew how to make that golden effect you did... but: these are the products of today's morning.

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Less Jedi, still Star Wars. Sadly the z-s in the Strato/Fender Font are hanging too low. So "Fuzz" looks weird to me.
Therefore "Force" is still in the lead... but Rogue is looking quite alright too - there is a guitar shop called Rogue - but no brand as far as I know... well shouldn't affect possible copyright claims at all...as I don't ever plan to sell it.

Still not sure about the wording/name of that thing... maybe someone else has a good idea?
Doesn't necessarily need to be in the SW universe. I'm also expending to H.P. Lovecraft - could take a Cthulhu or Kraken-thing (would fit my band TENTACULA) instead of the Jedi order or Rebel Alliance logo... or something completely different... oh man that isn't as easy as I hoped.

Re: Custom Double Bound Body B&B neck Jazzmasterish project - looking for a name! And someone who does decals!

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:59 pm
by Horsefeather
Rouge Squadron was a bunch of cross dressing wookiees and none of them played guitar. Well, one did but the others got mad and tore his arm off.

His vibrato arm.

Re: Custom Double Bound Body B&B neck Jazzmasterish project - looking for a name! And someone who does decals!

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:10 am
by Amon 7.L
MayTheFuzzBeWithYou wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:05 pm
Doesn't necessarily need to be in the SW universe. I'm also expending to H.P. Lovecraft - could take a Cthulhu or Kraken-thing (would fit my band TENTACULA) instead of the Jedi order or Rebel Alliance logo... or something completely different... oh man that isn't as easy as I hoped.
Good call on H.P. Lovecraft!! I love his books to pieces!!
What about this decal?
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If you're much into the realm of necronomicon, I would even go a step further using a cryptic writing spell in bold red, no guitar name, just the spell and a pic out of the grimoire... People at your gigs would be intrigued to say the least :w00t:

Re: Custom Double Bound Body B&B neck Jazzmasterish project - looking for a name! And someone who does decals!

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:14 pm
by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou
Amon 7.L wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:10 am
MayTheFuzzBeWithYou wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:05 pm
Doesn't necessarily need to be in the SW universe. I'm also expending to H.P. Lovecraft - could take a Cthulhu or Kraken-thing (would fit my band TENTACULA) instead of the Jedi order or Rebel Alliance logo... or something completely different... oh man that isn't as easy as I hoped.
Good call on H.P. Lovecraft!! I love his books to pieces!!
What about this decal?
Image

If you're much into the realm of necronomicon, I would even go a step further using a cryptic writing spell in bold red, no guitar name, just the spell and a pic out of the grimoire... People at your gigs would be intrigued to say the least :w00t:
Hey Amon!
Sorry for not replying earlier.
Actually my girlfriend bought the Necronomicon about six weeks ago. But I haven‘t found my way through it already... maybe I find some time for it on Saturday - and if so I might find a fitting name for that noble beast! I already really like that design idea! Thank you so much!
Maybe it needs some small changes - like turning the cthulhu head some 20 degrees or so (like the rebel alliance logo in my post before) and bigger letters basically like the offset custom body stamp on a 70s cbs JM - following the swing of the big fat letters.

Re: Custom Double Bound Body B&B neck Jazzmasterish project - looking for a name! And someone who does decals!

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:55 am
by Shadoweclipse13
Cool project idea all around. Just make sure to spell "Rogue" correctly if you go that route ;)

Re: Custom Double Bound Body B&B neck Jazzmasterish project - looking for a name! And someone who does decals!

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:38 am
by X-Ray Spex
Horsefeather wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:59 pm
Rouge Squadron was a bunch of cross dressing wookiees and none of them played guitar. Well, one did but the others got mad and tore his arm off.

His vibrato arm.
Nicely done, was wondering if anyone else had caught that ;D

Re: Custom Double Bound Body B&B neck Jazzmasterish project - looking for a name! And someone who does decals!

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:55 am
by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:55 am
Cool project idea all around. Just make sure to spell "Rogue" correctly if you go that route ;)
Oooops. Damn it. Well I must have been very sleepy that morning... :fp:
But no harm done - everything still in concept-mode.
Thanks for pointing out. Good to have a few more eyes going over it!

Re: Custom Double Bound Body B&B neck Jazzmasterish project - looking for a name! And someone who does decals!

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:19 am
by Shadoweclipse13
MayTheFuzzBeWithYou wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:55 am
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:55 am
Cool project idea all around. Just make sure to spell "Rogue" correctly if you go that route ;)
Oooops. Damn it. Well I must have been very sleepy that morning... :fp:
But no harm done - everything still in concept-mode.
Thanks for pointing out. Good to have a few more eyes going over it!
You know what? I wouldn't even say that's just you. I'm a huge Star Wars fan, and I see Rogue spelled wrong ALL the time.

Re: Custom Double Bound Body B&B neck Jazzmasterish project - looking for a name! And someone who does decals!

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:52 am
by Amon 7.L
MayTheFuzzBeWithYou wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:14 pm
Amon 7.L wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:10 am
MayTheFuzzBeWithYou wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:05 pm
Doesn't necessarily need to be in the SW universe. I'm also expending to H.P. Lovecraft - could take a Cthulhu or Kraken-thing (would fit my band TENTACULA) instead of the Jedi order or Rebel Alliance logo... or something completely different... oh man that isn't as easy as I hoped.
Good call on H.P. Lovecraft!! I love his books to pieces!!
What about this decal?
Image

If you're much into the realm of necronomicon, I would even go a step further using a cryptic writing spell in bold red, no guitar name, just the spell and a pic out of the grimoire... People at your gigs would be intrigued to say the least :w00t:
Hey Amon!
Sorry for not replying earlier.
Actually my girlfriend bought the Necronomicon about six weeks ago. But I haven‘t found my way through it already... maybe I find some time for it on Saturday - and if so I might find a fitting name for that noble beast! I already really like that design idea! Thank you so much!
Maybe it needs some small changes - like turning the cthulhu head some 20 degrees or so (like the rebel alliance logo in my post before) and bigger letters basically like the offset custom body stamp on a 70s cbs JM - following the swing of the big fat letters.
Yo, Fuzz!
No problem man, I'm not gonna sue you over a reply timing :D
You're gonna be more than thankful to your girlfriend, the Necronomicon is an excellent book you're definitely gonna enjoying reading but... I warn you, Lovecraft is highly addictive as his writing is brilliant!
Given you said your band is called Tentacula, the most fitting Lovecraft character out of the Necronomicon is Nyarlathothep (but I won't tell you why as I don't won't to get on the spoiler side before you get the chance to read about him :ph34r: )
I'm glad you're liking the general idea of the decal, of course all sort of tweakings are possible to any taste and I'm eager to see what you gonna go for with the final name, so... keep us update!