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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 12:40 am    Post subject: Ash Jag-Stang Reply with quote

I am picking this project back up. The cedar body didn't work out. It was a little too delicate so I got a ash body instead. I know my walnut/maple Jag-Stang is my number 1, but I want to finish this one as a backup since I had it on the back burner from before the Duality Jag-Stang was done. Here is what I have so far.

First I had to get the pocket widened a little bit to fit the stock Fender Japanese Jag-Stang neck. Once I got the neck mounted, I put the pear pickguard I ordered with humbucker size single coil pickups on it. (I really like these old fake humbuckers. Have the inside is empty space. Just looks like a humbucker.)

20161007_163916 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Since I wanted a hardtail bridge, I was drawing out the center line (luckily it is a two piece body with a centerline) and adding some perpendicular lines to help me line up the bridge.

20161004_183309 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

I marked the bridge holes and mounted the bridge to the body so I could drill the six holes for the strings.

20161011_171831 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

I only drilled the high e and low e holes through the body. Then I mounted the bridge on the back of the guitar to drill the other four holes through to the front to get them straight. Drilling the ferrules didn't go perfect. It was hard to center the large bit over the string holes, but I think it turned out pretty ok for my first time. They work work fine and some of the vintage telecasters have wonky ferrules also. LOL

20161011_171854 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Lines up very well on the front.

20161011_171825 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

I rubbed some black grain filler on the body. I will lightly sand it tomorrow when it is more dry.

20161011_190333 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161011_190348 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Once it is sanded smooth again, I am going to add some oak stain to it. Should look pretty cool, but I will have to wait and see.

20161011_190356 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A custom built Jag-Stang with a real Jag-Stang neck? Hells yes.

Also liking the 2x HB config Smile
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this one should be quite a looker when all finished.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What color are you thinking for the body (to go with the black pickguard)?
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Natural. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good staining times today. Nice golden color. Smile Contrasts my walnut stained stuff well. The black grain filler worked well.

20161012_182043 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

2016-10-12_06-23-08 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161012_182058 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks good..I did stain an ash body and it was a pain in the Ash.
IŽd just clear coat it with acrylic spray laquer, this dries much quicker, otherwise the wood will raise up for sure..
will give it a nice color depth..
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am wiping on tung oil. Once the finish is thick enough to look good, I will do another pic. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tung oil progress. Looking ok. I would like it a little more glossy. Hopefully after some more coats. Smile

20161016_162854 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161016_162831 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

I also got my control plate, so I drilled a hole between the pot holes for a three way switch. (Since I am not using slider switches.) OH and if you didn't know, you can get full size CTS pots now that are metric sized so you don't have to enlarge the holes.

20161016_164707 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161016_165241 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161016_165958 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starting to get shiny. Smile

20161017_155602 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you're having too much fun there.... Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Getting more shiny. Almost finished with the tung oil.

20161023_140311 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161017_155556 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161023_140246 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Mock up. Very Happy

20161019_071011 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All put together, but I am stupid and have no strings.....

20161024_163717 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161024_163740 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161024_163753 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161024_163817 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Custom Kurdtz neckplate I had made for it. One of my favorite pics. Looks like he gives no f*cks.

20161024_163904 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161024_163944 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

Ferrules turned out not too bad for my first time drilling them. A little wonky, but not bad at all. Smile

20161024_163915 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

50th Anniversary. Smile

20161024_163955 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a waste of a 1996 neck. it looks like a good one too, probably a V serial.

Should have gone the charcoal frosts for that one.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL Using a Jag-Stang neck on a custom Jag-Stang body is a waste? Whatever you say.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do an riff, keep collecting those guitars bra
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strings are on. My biggest worries are a-ok. Since I haven't ever drilled a bridge or any of that, I was worried about my neck and strings aligning and the bridge intonating correctly. I put the strings on and it all went just fine. Very excited that it turned out ok.

20161025_150430 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161025_150414 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161025_150457 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr

20161025_150449 by Christopher Louck, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking really nice!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The black grain filler worked great on there, especially after you got the extra coats of oil on it. The pearl guards always look best on plain bodies. Great jerb.
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