Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by Kinghat » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:50 am

Great work!

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by will » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:21 pm

It's way more of a true green than an aqua in real life:

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The tint went on uneven, so I needed to re-do the blue on the back and do the tint again. (the picture is after some wet-sanding with a sanding block.)

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I like these oddball transitional decals!

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:28 pm

Without looking back through previous pages, has a pickguard colour been mentioned yet? I can see mint looking amazing on this.
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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by will » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:46 pm

PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:28 pm
Without looking back through previous pages, has a pickguard colour been mentioned yet? I can see mint looking amazing on this.
Probably mint, but I'm really not sure. I might go for something parchment, since mint might look a little odd next to block inlays. I'm going to wait until I can polish the clearcoats and buff everything out before I drill the missing pickguard holes.

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by JVG » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:20 pm

When I first saw the pictures at the start of this thread, I thought to myself "why would anyone bother - it's too far gone".

Now I understand why you bothered. What an amazing piece of work!

Cheers!
J.

PS....I'm all for a parchment guard, but I can hear the Pickguard Police approaching. Surely they will demand a Spitfire ;)

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by mbene085 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:26 pm

It's incredible that the body only needed 19% restoration by weight to get it back to stock. I'm always just so impressed by your ability to see the potential for restoration in such total basket cases.

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by mbene085 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:34 pm

JVG wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:20 pm
PS....I'm all for a parchment guard, but I can hear the Pickguard Police approaching. Surely they will demand a Spitfire ;)
Speaking of Pickguard Police, I think tort on blue/green Fenders is a fashion crime of the highest order. I could not possibly think of colours that work worse together.

Parchment will work well with the blocks. I agree with will that mint and blocks could clash a bit - besides, mint and blocks are anachronistic (for those who care about such things).

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by will » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:55 pm

mbene085 wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:34 pm
Speaking of Pickguard Police, I think tort on blue/green Fenders is a fashion crime of the highest order. I could not possibly think of colours that work worse together.

Parchment will work well with the blocks. I agree with will that mint and blocks could clash a bit - besides, mint and blocks are anachronistic (for those who care about such things).
Ahhhh! The Pickguard Police!

I don't think I could justify spending more on the pickguard than the body. That would be a little weird. ...but those Spitfire guards are lovely. It would be nice to have a tort guard that wasn't too shrunken to fit on a guitar!

After thinking about it some more, I'll probably go for something white/off-white/parchment - I think that will look best with the blocks and witch-hat knobs I'll be using.

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...though I think that the complimentary colors of red/green look kinda nice!

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by mbene085 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:01 pm

Still gotta dig my heels in on the green-and-tort combo. Looks like a Christmas decoration. Parchment is way more dignified ;)

I would love a spitfire guard, too, to put a nice tort on a guitar in a well-fitting manor, but I'd do it on a white, red, or orange guitar, personally.

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by JVG » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:37 pm

Haha...one of those pics does look like a Christmas decoration!

Parchment goes pretty well with every body colour. Some may call it boring, but I like the understated look - i think it's more classy.

J.

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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:48 pm

I'd actually opt for parchment too (I used that on my own guitar project & love it) even though it may not be period correct. I totally see your point about the possibility of clashing with the inlays.

And, yeah, in the vast majority of cases I just can't get on with tort & blue (green's even worse).
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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by mackerelmint » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:54 pm

mbene085 wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:01 pm
Still gotta dig my heels in on the green-and-tort combo. Looks like a Christmas decoration.
The same criticism I always level. Because it's true. No sense in being garish when more dignified options exist.
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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by Steadyriot. » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:54 am

This thread and restore is amazing, you are the king of this subforum!
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This thing is amazing ! How didn't it sell sooner.
I mean that neck pickup is meh but that wrhb in the bridge is brilliant!
Coronado's are so cool; they almost never pop up here.. :(
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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by øøøøøøø » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:42 am

Man that headstock decal looks great on there.

Nobody asked my opinion about the guard, but mint would be my first choice only if it really looked like a proper mint guard (not one of those weird looking new production things).

Parchment my second choice, or my first choice if buying an off-the-shelf new guard--I definitely understand the "parchment goes with blocks" rationale.

I'm with the crowd that isn't a fan of tort on LPB (except on Pat's "JAGUAP" where it looks really cool)

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Re: Un-Voxing a butchered 1961 Jazzmaster project

Post by Jaguar018 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:46 am

My picture of my friend's B&B Jazzy with the tort pg is now guitar nerd famous. 8)

Originally I liked green + tort, but now I prefer parchment with B&B necks. Once in a while I've mulled over asking for a custom yellow and red lava Spitfire tort guard.

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