Lefty Jaguar parts?

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Lefty Jaguar parts?

Post by BatUtilityBelt » Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:56 am

I didn't have a choice about breaking my right arm at 5 years old, so yeah, I'm a lefty, building a Jag, without all the parts I need. Image
I've done this before with other models, but never a Jaguar. I bought a returned B-stock righty Squier CV for parts, pretty cheap. I found a great lefty alder body from USA Made Guitars. I will transplant most of the electronics from the CV and make my own pick guard, no problem. I found a nice lefty lower control plate from Angela, but the lefty upper control plate cannot be found anywhere south of scalper prices! The project has been sitting for weeks waiting for a resolution to that parts search. Hoping for suggestions there.
Ultimately I want to give this one a transparent surf green look (surf green color, but still showing some of that grain). But I don't feel safe committing to a body finish without knowing exactly what the control plates will be.

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Re: Lefty Jaguar parts?

Post by sal paradise » Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:22 pm

I flipped rh plates on my lefty Jag build. Worked for me with the dull finish.
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Re: Lefty Jaguar parts?

Post by BatUtilityBelt » Fri Jan 20, 2023 1:07 pm

sal paradise wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2023 12:22 pm
I flipped rh plates on my lefty Jag build. Worked for me with the dull finish.
I looked at that, and didn't like it for this build - probably would for a different finish/treatment than I have in mind. Since I'm going to make the pick guard, another thing I'm considering is just adding that plate area to the pick guard, but my mind's eye doesn't love that yet.

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Re: Lefty Jaguar parts?

Post by efiug » Fri Jan 20, 2023 1:24 pm

ey parts has lefty plates in a set for 50 bucks.

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Re: Lefty Jaguar parts?

Post by BatUtilityBelt » Fri Jan 20, 2023 1:30 pm

efiug wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2023 1:24 pm
ey parts has lefty plates in a set for 50 bucks.
I saw that, and even tried to order the set. My credit card declined it, I think because of where they are. My CC has no balance and never declines anything normally, so that made me see them as possibly less than legitimate.

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Re: Lefty Jaguar parts?

Post by JVG » Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:04 am

Sadly there are no cheap options except the EY ones.

Herad and Faction both do high quality stuff.

Herad will do custom stuff to order, but it can take a while.
https://reverb.com/shop/herad

Faction has them ready to go, but they aren’t chromed.
https://store.factionguitars.com/colle ... cuit-plate

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