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MJT Jazzmaster Project (Black Moon) Finished Pg. 3!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:06 am    Post subject: MJT Jazzmaster Project (Black Moon) Finished Pg. 3! Reply with quote

I have a couple vintage guitars left that I haven't sold, but I tend to baby them because they are valuable and old. I like modern stuff too, but sometimes they are so clean they don't feel like they have character. I also recently traded away my last Jazzmaster. Once it was gone I realized I really miss the white one I used to have. I have seen and read good stuff about MJT so I thought I would give them a try. That way I would have a new guitar with some of the character of an old guitar. Thinking ash body with a heavy reliced white blonde finish. I have white witch hats already and a mastery and unbranded tremolo. Only things I would need are electronics and pickguard. Here is the idea.

MJT-Jazzy by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

I am going to send them these pictures for color and wear ideas for the body and neck.

neck2 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

neck by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

4 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

3 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

1 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

2 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

This is the decal I am working on for it so far. I am kind of an anime nerd and a big Evangelion fan.

WhiteJazzLogo by Christopher Louck, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got some scuffed up chrome parts sitting in vinegar. Smile

2016-01-09_09-50-09 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They age hardware as well, looking forward to see how this project plays out
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So vinigar wasn't working. Not denting the chrome so I went for muriatic acid. Fume method wasn't doing anything so I put the stuff in it and kept an eye on it. Seemed to do the trick. I am letting the rinsed stuff set until tomorrow.

2016-01-11_08-33-29 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, the no-name tremolo wasn't even dented by the acid.... no idea what that thing is made of. Nothing touched it... LOL
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking wear on the yellow one! As you can see from the pic, the unbranded one barely had any change even with all the junk I threw at it. LOL

2016-01-12_07-29-23 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That has to say something about the quality of that stuff, holy shit.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suspect it's solid stainless steel or something and not nickel plated.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the decal stuff. I printed it just to make sure it fit ok.

20160112_164328 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Then I inked it reverse for MJT to apply once they get to that point. Smile

20160112_172139 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I stained my volume and tone knobs for this project today. Used super fine sandpaper to dull the gloss and soaked in hot strong coffee.

2016-01-14_12-19-19 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once the coffee stain was dry, I could do phase two with wood stain. I use dark walnut because I wanted them to look grimey like the tremolo. I am pretty happy with how they turned out.

Here is a pic with the tone knob with added stain and volume without.

IMG_20160114_143114 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Both stained with the other parts.

IMG_20160114_143945 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks really cool, love the white jazzmaster with a maple neck idea Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pickguard and pickup covers arrive today. SUPER excited to age those. I gave the no brand tremolo another bath in muriatic acid. I am not sure what that metal is, but it was IN the acid for a little over an hour and I see no visible reaction. I have it rinsed and sitting in the garage. Super strange. LOL
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to soviet china.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the pickguard and covers pretty much done. I lightly sanded the guard and covers to knock the shine off. I used more coarse grit on corners and edges and a couple places. The covers were already yellowed, so I just rubbed dark walnut stain on them to get the cracks dirty looking. I tried coffee on the guard but the Allparts one didn't react to the coffee at all. I used stain on it as well. I am pretty happy with them overall. I did learn some stuff, but it was fun.

Before

20160116_150357 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20160116_143339 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

After

20160116_160217 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20160116_160226 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to a trade, I have some sweet pickup wizard pickups coming for this. Super excited. Only need to get lower control pots and a jack. All the rest I have or MJT is working on. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I redid the pickup covers. I am happier with them overall. Smile

20160121_162340 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

2016-01-21_04-24-50 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20160121_162359 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The toggle came so I stained the tip. I also dirtied up the tremolo tip a bit.

2016-01-24_05-45-20 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SEND THE PICKGUARD TO ME. ILL FUCK IT UP IN LIKE 3 DAYS
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