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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love it. Came out fantastic. I now want to build one with few mods. I still like the original Jag-stang, but your guitar is better in so many ways.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Smile hopefully its gonna sound good.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks great, much less like a melted mustang than the original.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah. I just seem to hate the Jag-Stang now since I made this. The original just seems so ugly now and I use to love the shape. I think I'm gonna sell my red one or trade it now that I made this.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another mockup picture.


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When I got the body


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the same mockup from days ago. When are you gonna get some screws & strings and play the thing ? I wouldn't be able to contain myself getting it finished off.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I can't wait but I've been busy and the Gf's been pissed with all the time in it lol.. Plus I have 3 other builds going on.. Hopefully I'll start piecing it together this week and have it all done by next week. Then all adjusted the next week.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The body shape is just perfect.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
The body shape is just perfect.


stewart wrote:
looks great, much less like a melted mustang than the original.


This looks really good. I HAET the original one. This makes up for the years of eye-rape the Fender inflicted.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hahahaha. Love the orig JS shape.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard more than a few girls who don't play guitar/can't tell a Strat from a Tele take one look at a Jag-Stang and go "dude, that's fucking tacky," which always spoke volumes to me.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So there's a new problem that arose... The Mustang neck mounting screw holes are stripped a bit. I was told by a local guitar tech to fit as many toothpicks in the holes as I can and then put a dab of wood glue in each hole. Then screw the screws back in. Is this a good way? Is there any other ways that are better?

Shielding, vibrato, and strap buttons done.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With holes that big I'd dowel and redrill. I'd use toothpicks for strap buttons and some other holes like that, but the neck screws take a lot of tension. You want that join to be as secure as possible.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are the neck screws the one that came with the neck? They're not all the same size. Vintage ones are thinner than modern ones. If you have a modern set give them a try. Especially before you start doweling and re-drilling.

I found this out when doing an experimental neck swap a while ago and found that my '64 Jaguar neck holes and accompanying screws were significantly smaller that the other later jaguar.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use solvent-based wood putty/Plastic Wood etc... on stripped neck holes, which I pack in real tight and allow to dry overnight before redrilling. I only do the toothpick thing for pickguard screws.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks about that screw statement. It turns out I had another set of screws that were stubbier and fit it but the others where stripped in it. So i will use the mustang neck for my mustang offset build with the slimmer body and I can't believe I did it but I used the Jag-Stang neck. But it will make the Blaze It soo much nicer.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good. I love Jag-Stang necks. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HNB wrote:
Looks good. I love Jag-Stang necks. Very Happy


Thanks! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you made the right decision. A JS neck will do the build justice.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not crazy about the colour, but this is a cool project. The Jag-Stang neck is the way to go in my opinion. The body shape is much better than the original. For years I would look at my Jag-Stang and wonder why the body looked so off, and I assumed it was because the Mustang control plate and pickguard do not match the lines of the body, and was throwing everything around it off. I was wrong -- it recently hit me:



If you look at any classic guitar design, and you draw a line down the middle of the neck and body, the measurements between widest top and bottom portions of the body (of the horns and butt) will measure the same distance. The Jag-Stang's lower butt portion is way longer than the top portion. I think if the top portion were extended to match the bottom's distance, the body might look decent.

What I would love to know is, how in the hell did this even make it to Kurt with this mess of a body?
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