Pacafeliz wrote: ↑Sun Jan 29, 2023 8:47 am
Oh good lord that's so hot. Perfect.
Ha but why the Jag bridge?!
...and what happened to rod? Just gone? He had a killer collection
IMO all the mods to this guitar are very pretty questionable and were done at a time when competition Mustangs weren’t quite as valuable as they are now. At least it wasn’t teardropped or routed for humbuckers.
-the forearm contour was actually sanded down, my guess is the paint was chipping there and the owner went for comfort over style, or maybe they didn’t like the stripe, or backed out in the middle of a full refin. Kinda wish at least some of the stripe was still present on the front but I’m not touching the finish.
-at one point, modern tuners were installed. It’s back to factory now but with conversion bushings, which unfortunately put a small crack in the top of the headstock shortly after I got it from Shad. I had the holes reamed out enough so there shouldn’t be any more stress on the crack but I’m watching it.
-the tailpiece is raised up pretty high and the adjustments are stripped out. The chrome plating is pitted and rusting underneath. Trying to decide if I want to replace the control plate and vibrato assembly with less rusty original parts.
-Jumbo frets. Fun and easy to play, but string roll off is a much bigger issue than it is on my 66.
-incorrect (MIJ) pickguard and Duncan Cool Rails - it has a repro aged pearl and Lace Sensor Emerald and Purple set now.
The bridge actually looks to be original from the domes, but I’m assuming the saddles were just as rusty as the tailpiece and someone replaced them with graphtech Jaguar saddles. I thought about ordering replacements, but due to of the frets/rolloff issue I’m considering replacing it with a 52mm bridge like a staytrem or Marr/TVL.
As far as Rod, I’m not sure, was watching his old videos when I got the prison stang and wondering what happened to the rest of his collection, I could be remembering wrong but I think he sold a bunch.