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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you thought about trying a gold scratchplate?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
How about '58 style black pickup covers?


I will never again accept any colour other than black for the plastic bits of a sunburst guitar. My Jaguar came with a tort pickguard and white pickups, as is usual, and I hated it. When I slapped that black 'guard and took the pickup covers off, the whole thing suddenly made sense. An ugly, dysfunctional guitar became a beautiful, dysfunctional guitar.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good Doog Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, weird grain sunburst; we had a good run.

Thanks to Northwest Guitars UK, I picked up a relative inexpensive body (£165 I think) because both 'black-n-gold, AND 'black-n-tort' look siiiiiick. Euan is likely refinishing the sunburst for me in some form of surf/seafoam green so I've got many options.

The body came drilled for everything other than the pickguard holes, so I set about fillin' em up:


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Although this guard pretty much fit on the stock VM body, if you check out the bridge cup routes, they're a bit off on this new bod. I read last night that there's some discrepancy between various JM models, Fender vs. Squier etc, and I think this body maybe uses a standard US Fender measurement, not a big deal as it can still intonate fine.

As such, and it getting late in the evening, I opted to file down the sunburst's Classic Player torty guard instead, as the noise was less horrific.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hot dog, that's a good looking jazzy. Love the idea of black and gold, haven't seen that before.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SEX (if you're into that sort of thing)

There's something to be said about a tort on black especially with a matching headstock.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb Doog. Whilst I love black and tort, get that gold guard on it ASAP!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, get the gold back on.

And get those trem cavities shielded, for fuck's sake. I can hear them from here.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Black is such a good look!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Despite some ugly drill-n-file routing (hidden by the bridge, idgaf) and needing to drill in the remaining 12 pickguard screw holes, we're done:


Navigating body-mounted pickups with a metal guard sure does make everything a tight fit, DANG. Likely scuffed up the sides of the pickups but nothing really visible so ehhhh.

Pretty cool, not 100% sure it's as hot as black-n-tort (honestly why I got the Jag in the first place), but both are still a step up from the 'sunburst shed' look.

Will defo need to source a nice art deco strap in a non clashy colour, the work never ends, swoon
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooo

Hard to say. It looks great but I prefer gold on colors to gold on black, while tort on black is tried and true. It def looks more striking with gold....Gonna be honest and bear with me here, but I think it needs white hats and a for the gold to work proper.

Right now as it sits I think tort works a little better. Just my opinion.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The colour balance is a little nicer in natural light, but I hear you. For my money, s look goofy against the white plastics, like a clown nose. Jury's out on witch hats; I love them in this kinda context though, more matchy-matchy:


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Doog, that looks wonderful.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, definitely the black and gold. Pretty sure I have some black witch hats here, shout if you want them posting. Will also take some reference snaps of my surf green for you too.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was Black/Gold until I saw THE BROTHERS together.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

black & gold just seems so nice, I kept thinking to call dibs as I was looking at it.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Squier just made a Doog sig JM and it sold out instantly:

https://www.andertons.co.uk/guitar-dept/electric-guitars/alternative-body-guitars-old/squier-fsr-classic-vibe-60s-jazzmaster-in-black-lrl
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
Squier just made a Doog sig JM and it sold out instantly:

https://www.andertons.co.uk/guitar-dept/electric-guitars/alternative-body-guitars-old/squier-fsr-classic-vibe-60s-jazzmaster-in-black-lrl


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Doog wrote:
Squier just made a Doog sig JM and it sold out instantly:

https://www.andertons.co.uk/guitar-dept/electric-guitars/alternative-body-guitars-old/squier-fsr-classic-vibe-60s-jazzmaster-in-black-lrl


needs black pickup covers and witch hats but I would definitely give it a bash
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