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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:27 pm    Post subject: Jaguar HH Special Custom Project Reply with quote

So I have this body coming in to me.


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Now I have this neck coming in.


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dsc03272o by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

I have the toggle plate from my Kurt Jazzy and the three hole Jag plate and upper plate. This is going to be my goal for her:


Green Jaguar by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

I already put a mini On/On toggle in the middle hole between where the 1meg volume and tone will go. It will be a coil splitter for the humbuckers. The Rollers will be both 500k and be connected to both pickups so I have the option to play with 1meg or 500k's. I am keeping the TOM on it most likley. The cut switch and rhythm switch are white On/On switches. Going to dowel the stop tail and add a normal trem route.

Pickups are PAF and Super Distortion from my Cobain Jazzy project.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AHHH no don't ruin the musicmaster neck!! So beautiful! I wish I had that neck for my musicmaster but sadly I have just a squier jaguar neck :/ If you are interested in selling please do contact me! Sorry.. That's a good goal though. Nice color!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great. I'm well jealous you snapped up that body!!

Punkacc9, check this ebay seller. 24" necks coming out the wazoola. he's accepting offers so put one in. (ebay seller is nothing to do with me)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No worries. I most likely won't paint over the headstock. LOL
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrome 70's F tuners ordered, 70's F neckplate and screws ordered, and new roller string tree ordered. Neck is set. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice they aren't badly priced either. And you do awesome work man. Especially your paintjobs. Would you be interested in painting my musiclander?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Punkacc9 wrote:
Nice they aren't badly priced either. And you do awesome work man. Especially your paintjobs. Would you be interested in painting my musiclander?


Thanks for the compliment. Smile My finishes aren't factory or anything, but I do take my time and go for the best I can do which has been pretty good.

It would be fun to paint your guitar. What color where you thinking?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stil not sure. I think candy apple red and Dakota red were the most popular for swingers but I really like lake placid blue too.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. Very Happy

I got paint today for this body. This amount should (SHOULD) be enough to do the whole thing as long as I avoid any oops moments. Smile


DSC05205 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr


DSC05203 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Thanks to my little son for loaning me one of his cars to help me color match the green. Smile


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The body came today. The paint finish wasn't as bad as the pictures I was given seemed. It was blue. It looked pretty nice actually aside from some runs on the front and back.


DSC05235 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

There was some very dry tape in the pickup areas and neck pocket.


DSC05236 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr


DSC05237 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Took her out to the garage when kids went down to nap and got to work stripping the body.

The front took two hours. There is still sealer I need to sand off.


DSC05241 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

The back took fourty-five minutes. (Go figure. LOL)


DSC05242 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr


DSC05243 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Still need to do the edges, but I will save that for tomorrow. Kids woke up and my hands and wrists are worn out from scraping. LOL

Tuners came in!


DSC05244 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

I will use my Jazzmaster template to draw out the tremolo space once I get the body sanded and stop tail holes doweled.


DSC05245 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The body is done being stripped. I just need to finish hand sanding all the remaining crap (sealer and paint bits) before I can work on filling those stop tail holes and getting a normal tremolo routed.


DSC05246 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sides are sanded and smooth all the way around. My wife is getting me some sandpaper for my palm sander to do the front and back. I did the sides all by hand.


DSC05259 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr


DSC05258 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

(Put some of my parts on for fun. Smile)


DSC05256 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I glued dowels in to the stop tail holes. Once the glue dries I will cut them flat to the body. When I sand the top it will give me the chance to sand it nice and flat. I also used my template to mark about where the trem will go.


DSC05261 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prefer single coils in jags myself but loving the detailed pictures in this thread. Makes me want to start something up my self but know I haven't really got the time.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have two traditional Jaguars. This one will be for my humbucker needs. Smile I just used a flexible saw to cut the dowels more flat to the body. When I sand, they should end up nice and smooth.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lookin good my man. At first it definitely didnt look good in the first picture of the black body but lovin where it is going. Nice find. Where did you find it btw? ebay? Also how much do them F tuners go for? I was debating on getting them for the musiclander build.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Punkacc9 wrote:
Lookin good my man. At first it definitely didnt look good in the first picture of the black body but lovin where it is going. Nice find. Where did you find it btw? ebay? Also how much do them F tuners go for? I was debating on getting them for the musiclander build.


I think the F tuners were $40 on ebay brand new. I got the body for free. A forum buddy was trying to paint it and threw in the towel and sent it to me for free. He got a different body to use and kept everything else. Smile

It is coming along well. It was a super lucky deal since I had all those Jaguar parts and humbuckers from my Cobain style Jazzmaster but nothing to put them on. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Punkacc9 wrote:
Lookin good my man. At first it definitely didnt look good in the first picture of the black body but lovin where it is going. Nice find. Where did you find it btw? ebay? Also how much do them F tuners go for? I was debating on getting them for the musiclander build.


I think the F tuners were $40 on ebay brand new. I got the body for free. A forum buddy was trying to paint it and threw in the towel and sent it to me for free. He got a different body to use and kept everything else. Smile

It is coming along well. It was a super lucky deal since I had all those Jaguar parts and humbuckers from my Cobain style Jazzmaster but nothing to put them on. Smile


Damn man you are lucky!
How are you filling in the stop bar holes? I know you said dowel but wont that be close to the trem?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dowels end up being right next to where the tremolo will be. They aren't where any screws go and are glued in to the body, so I think they will be ok. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a tremolo rout.


DSC05266 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

First I drilled a bunch of holes to help clear out some of the wood. (I drilled 1.25 inches down so I wouldn't accidentally go too deep.)


DSC05262 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

I routed the upper layer with my bit and then lowered it to 1 3/8 to get it to the correct depth.


DSC05267 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr


DSC05268 by Hentai No Baka, on Flickr

Not bad for eye ball routing! (I have bad luck with templates so I just do it by eye.) I used a chisle to sharpen the lower corners.
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