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What color scratchplate for the Black Super-sonic?
Pearloid
20%
 20%  [ 3 ]
White
13%
 13%  [ 2 ]
Mint
40%
 40%  [ 6 ]
Red Tort
26%
 26%  [ 4 ]
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noisy Cat wrote:
Here's my black one with a cream guard


That cream looks great, mint might be nice. Red tort should look good but the example shown looks awful
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mkt3000 wrote:
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George wrote:
Gold


I love gold adonized pickguards, but if I went gold on this one, they make gold guards that look metallic but are still plastic.

Not sure how the gold would look with the chrome plate though.


Gold and delete the chrome plate. Single piece.


Yeah buddy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the separate control plate. It is the only Fender guitar that has a reversed Jaguar Control plate. More Chrome is always better.

They made a gold anodized pickguard for the Black Jaguar HH special, but I can't find a picture of one on the guitar to see how it would look next to the stock chrome control plate.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gold-pickguard-fits-Fender-Jaguar-HH-classic-player-/360110186604?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item53d83d606c

I guess the cream is not that far off gold


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Examples of Gold pickguard with stock control plate. hmmm.




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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the cream is quite nice.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd definitely go mint man.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the neck on the guitar and I was able to sand off the mess on the pickguard.

I don't really have to change it, but I already have a white on black guitar. Mint and cream are in the lead I am still not decided.

I have a mint Jaguar guard I could pull out for comparison.

Neck on

Pickguard cleaned up

Comparing the pickguards on my Bronco, Mustang and Super-Sonic

Twins?

People often compare these guitars, but the Super-sonic is definitely unique

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great. I believe in the first post you meant "because of some nicks, the body is in great shape". Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I emailed my local guitar tech and he quoted me $120 to make a bone nut and then setup the guitar.

Does that seem a little high to anyone?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems a bit high to me. Lol.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah totally seems high. I think all it cost to have a nut made at my local shop was about $35-50, haven't done that in a while now so I don't remember exactly. I normally just cut my own, but I did have a pro one done on my Musicmaster. You probably could just flip what is on there for the time being.

I'd say any higher than $75 is crazy for just making a nut and a setup.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pens wrote:
Yeah totally seems high. I think all it cost to have a nut made at my local shop was about $35-50, haven't done that in a while now so I don't remember exactly. I normally just cut my own, but I did have a pro one done on my Musicmaster. You probably could just flip what is on there for the time being.

I'd say any higher than $75 is crazy for just making a nut and a setup.


Pens, did you flip the nut before you sent it to me? Is that the original nut?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah totally seems high. I think all it cost to have a nut made at my local shop was about $35-50, haven't done that in a while now so I don't remember exactly. I normally just cut my own, but I did have a pro one done on my Musicmaster. You probably could just flip what is on there for the time being.

I'd say any higher than $75 is crazy for just making a nut and a setup.


Pens, did you flip the nut before you sent it to me? Is that the original nut?


I....think I flipped it? It's not the original nut, the original broke in half when I was removing it to flip, so I cut a new one from a blank though the grooves are really, really shallow due to the blank I was given wasn't very tall at all, I think it was made more for a modern strat which has a shallower nut groove. It definitely wasn't ideal but it worked so I went with it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Set up an new nut should be around 60-70 tops. I believe it was 55 for me the last time I had it done. You're looking at double that... go somewhere else.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he is charging me about $70 for the nut and about $50 for the new setup. The nut is a custom bone nut which I guess he charges more for.

I should be able to setup the guitar myself. He setup my tele build and it cost me about $50.

I am not sure who else to go to out here. We don't have a lot of other options except Guitar Center.
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I called Guitar Center and they would charge $50 for a synthetic nut and $80 for a bone nut. The pickup switch needs to be changed out and that would cost $30.

I could get everything fixed for $80 or $50 for the nut and swap out the pickup switch myself for $10.

Since I have to setup the guitar anyway, I might do the $60 option.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a "new" guitar repair store near my daughters new school. I dropped off the Super-sonic to get a new nut.

I bought a new pickup switch to replace the old one with the broken tip. I might have her up and going by next weekend.

I noticed the saddles are pretty rusted and then. Should I replace them or are they pretty good?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:12 am    Post subject: Cream homoginizes... Reply with quote

taylornutt wrote:
Noisy Cat wrote:
Here's my black one


I love that cream Pickguard. Gives that aged look while keeping the stock color scheme.


Yeah. Cream. Extended to replace the chrome plate. Cream integrates the brown fretboard, the Maple headstock, and the black body...it's less stark in contrast to the black body than white. And adds a kinda vintage vibe.

Then the new pickup switch...cream. And leave the rust... Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:36 am    Post subject: Re: Cream homoginizes... Reply with quote

Doug wrote:
taylornutt wrote:
Noisy Cat wrote:
Here's my black one


I love that cream Pickguard. Gives that aged look while keeping the stock color scheme.


Yeah. Cream. Extended to replace the chrome plate. Cream integrates the brown fretboard, the Maple headstock, and the black body...it's less stark in contrast to the black body than white. And adds a kinda vintage vibe.

Then the new pickup switch...cream. And leave the rust... Cool

Cheers,


I like the reverse Jaguar plate. If I settle on cream, I will get the matching parts of course.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you templated it yet?
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