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NickD
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:29 am    Post subject: The accidental Jazzmaster Reply with quote

A few months ago I bought a Jazzmaster body on here. I wasn't intending to take on a project, but over the last few months I've been collecting parts for it, and I got it together and wired up last night.

I was going to paint it, but from the front it looks great as it is - the stain on the back is not so uniform.

Spec is as follows:

Two piece body, stained brown
60s pickguard, repaired with a reshaped piece of another guard
Neck from a strat copy along with tuners and neck plate - the back of the neck has a lovely flame grain on it. I haven't decided exactly what I'm going to do for the logo, probably my own.
Japanese Jazzmaster pickups
CTS pots & switch - no rhythm circuit
Dunlop straplocks
Squier VM trem
Japanese Jazzmaster bridge

I'm pretty pleased with it to be honest - the bridge will get swapped for
A staytrem or mastery, and I may swap out the trem for one with a lock.

Here are some quick camera phone pics, if there is interest I can take some better ones.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks top. Bit of Costello going on too.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really cool! Love it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely bit of wood.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The finish does indeed have a 'Costello Sig Model' look about it. Very nice indeed!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it a bit better than the Costello (visually). The lighter wood and brighter pickguard give it a more compelling look.

All in all, wonderful job. I might want to buy it if ever for sale (except for the fact that it would be sold in GBP).


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Johno
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, reminds me of Mary Timony's Jazzmaster.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks really nice. I've really taken a liking to the Jazzmaster since buying Doogs' old one.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

really nice, love the chrome jack plate tail, very nice touch
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