Weird '66 Jaguar

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Re: Weird '66 Jaguar

Post by marqueemoon » Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:05 pm

Talk about a guitar that would benefit from some TLC!

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Re: Weird '66 Jaguar

Post by Squirrel » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:24 am

Yeah, good luck with the resto! By the way, it's definitely worth asking Rexter on this forum if he could refinish it for you. All of his work looks spot-on and his prices are really good too. I know a lot of people on here can vouch for him and he actually has a guitar of mine at the moment.

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Re: Weird '66 Jaguar

Post by Gerardo62 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:29 am

Sorry for the lengthy delay in posting an update. I eventually got my '66 Jaguar restored by David Kennett at Flame Guitars. I reckon he's done an amazing job, there's a YouTube video of the restoration here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EdF5Tkzlnw

I took the good advice and kept the original neck on it. With the new neck I bought I'm going to build my own Jaguar and get the help of Rexter guitars to finish it, when I can afford it.

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Re: Weird '66 Jaguar

Post by mordecainyc » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:21 pm

Gerardo62 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:29 am
Sorry for the lengthy delay in posting an update. I eventually got my '66 Jaguar restored by David Kennett at Flame Guitars. I reckon he's done an amazing job, there's a YouTube video of the restoration here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EdF5Tkzlnw

I took the good advice and kept the original neck on it. With the new neck I bought I'm going to build my own Jaguar and get the help of Rexter guitars to finish it, when I can afford it.
Nice restoration! Who did the sunburst finish? Doesn’t look bad at all (although I’m never against sending something off to Rexter)..

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Re: Weird '66 Jaguar

Post by gusgorman » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:16 pm

Gerardo62 wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:29 am
Sorry for the lengthy delay in posting an update. I eventually got my '66 Jaguar restored by David Kennett at Flame Guitars. I reckon he's done an amazing job, there's a YouTube video of the restoration here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EdF5Tkzlnw

I took the good advice and kept the original neck on it. With the new neck I bought I'm going to build my own Jaguar and get the help of Rexter guitars to finish it, when I can afford it.
Nice one! Looks properly good now.

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Re: Weird '66 Jaguar

Post by Gerardo62 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:40 pm

Thanks for your positive comments folks, the sunburst finish was done by Bow Finishing

https://www.bowfinishing.co.uk

We had no idea what the original finish was - once the paint had been stripped from the pickguard revealing what we assumed was an original tortoise shell finish it was decided that sunburst would be the most appropriate choice for the body.

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Re: Weird '66 Jaguar

Post by fever606 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:28 am

That was a great video and a fantastic result... thanks for sharing!

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Re: Weird '66 Jaguar

Post by gusgorman » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:29 am

You had a chance to play it much yet?

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Re: Weird '66 Jaguar

Post by Gerardo62 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:36 am

I haven't gigged with it yet but I've been playing a lot at home and recording with it, it's fantastic so far.

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Re: Weird '66 Jaguar

Post by gusgorman » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:41 am

Cool! Good to hear

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Re: Weird '66 Jaguar

Post by my main man » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:43 pm

I just have to say how bizarre and amazing it is to read these threads, assuming the people posting are just random people and then you click the video and find out the person posting was in Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized and other amazing bands. Just absolutely wild.

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Re: Weird '66 Jaguar

Post by Gerardo62 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:23 am

Thank you, I maybe should've explained who I am but it didn't seem important! Here's a bit of video from when I played this guitar in Spiritualized. It's not very clear footage but it's definitely my Jag.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aFd3nt ... SLdXRWBrmM

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Re: Weird '66 Jaguar

Post by gusgorman » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:47 am

Gerardo62 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:23 am
Thank you, I maybe should've explained who I am but it didn't seem important! Here's a bit of video from when I played this guitar in Spiritualized. It's not very clear footage but it's definitely my Jag.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aFd3nt ... SLdXRWBrmM
its funny you should post that because I watched the Glastonbury 93 doc the other day. Really cool, meant something to me because it was my first Glastonbury.

Its perhaps more about the people at the festival than the music but worth a watch if you haven't seen it. You can download it from their website (they had a special offer on of £4 the other day)

http://www.glastonburythemovie.com/

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