Vintage Jaguar Body or No?

Discussion of vintage Jazzmasters, Jaguars, Bass VIs, Electric XIIs and any other offset-waist instruments.
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Re: Vintage Jaguar Body or No?

Post by caples » Mon Jun 10, 2024 4:36 pm

Vintage without a doubt, so cool
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Re: Vintage Jaguar Body or No?

Post by Badabababa » Tue Jun 11, 2024 3:07 am

Cool carving!

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Re: Vintage Jaguar Body or No?

Post by FenderBob » Wed Jun 12, 2024 4:34 am

Very anticlimactic as there is no date visible in the trem pocket, just black paint. Would a paint remover product leave the date in tact? (If it’s there).

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Re: Vintage Jaguar Body or No?

Post by Matthias » Wed Jun 12, 2024 12:26 pm

FenderBob wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2024 4:34 am
Very anticlimactic as there is no date visible in the trem pocket, just black paint. Would a paint remover product leave the date in tact? (If it’s there).
I would first see if the black layer (probably a overspray based on what looks like sunburst) flakes off if you scrape it with a pick. Do post some more photos… How deep is the carve?

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Re: Vintage Jaguar Body or No?

Post by FenderBob » Fri Jun 14, 2024 6:14 am

Well....Paint isn't peeling up easily at all. thinking it was painted all black w/ glitter at one point.

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Re: Vintage Jaguar Body or No?

Post by FenderBob » Fri Jun 14, 2024 6:16 am

part near mushrooms is where the deepest carve is.

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Re: Vintage Jaguar Body or No?

Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Jun 14, 2024 6:26 am

FenderBob wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2024 6:16 am
part near mushrooms is where the deepest carve is.
Yeah he could really dig it... :freako:
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: Vintage Jaguar Body or No?

Post by interceptör » Fri Jun 14, 2024 7:49 am

FenderBob wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2024 6:14 am
Well....Paint isn't peeling up easily at all. thinking it was painted all black w/ glitter at one point.
Well of course it was, I'm almost getting a second-hand high just by looking at it... And maybe it's just me, but it'd be damn shame to restore such a time machine piece to whatever not-even-close-to-all-original an average luthier can achieve.

Anyway, wouldn't the trem cavity date have been written in pencil so it's all cool as long as you don't resort to sanding?

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Re: Vintage Jaguar Body or No?

Post by Matthias » Fri Jun 14, 2024 9:16 am

It’s like they made a special little chill-out area in the trem cavity…

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Re: Vintage Jaguar Body or No?

Post by rexter » Sat Jun 15, 2024 2:25 am

Leave this body alone in a dark room on the summer solstice and I expect a ring of mushrooms will grow around it and the fairy king will appear!

Crazy… quite an undertaking!

If I was going to restore it (not sure I would dare for fear of angering vengeful fairies and goblins) I’d use a router sled or a CNC to plane down to a flat point and glue on a new top and rout again using a vintage template. With the right machinery not too crazy a job!

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Re: Vintage Jaguar Body or No?

Post by Unicorn Warrior » Sat Jun 15, 2024 2:54 am

Not sure why marijuana leaves are so cringey. But, they are. Good score

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Re: Vintage Jaguar Body or No?

Post by rexter » Sat Jun 15, 2024 3:29 am

Unicorn Warrior wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2024 2:54 am
Not sure why marijuana leaves are so cringey. But, they are. Good score
Guess they are like the uncool brothers of the buds :fp:

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