Bought a 1963 Jazzmaster in pieces!

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Re: Bought a 1963 Jazzmaster in pieces!

Post by Hellion » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:44 pm

Almost a Seafoam in that light. Beauty. The wet sand is the secret to any finish.

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Re: Bought a 1963 Jazzmaster in pieces!

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:52 am

The green is very nice imo.

The guitar is ready! :w00t:
Everything good with the new frets, pickups, electronics!
The neck came with roughly torn out frets... It was not easy for my guitar tech man to restore the neck.
Very thin rosewood. He did a fantastic job!

Two pics from nearly ready:
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Re: Bought a 1963 Jazzmaster in pieces!

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:34 am

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....and, I am superhappy with the headstock now :)

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Re: Bought a 1963 Jazzmaster in pieces!

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:40 am

Ah, this is the color I used:

https://www.jacksonsart.com/molotow-bel ... arcel-only

Clear coat also from Belton.

So it is a Jazzmaster dandelion now.
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Re: Bought a 1963 Jazzmaster in pieces!

Post by Guitarman555 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:02 am

supersonicjazzmaster wrote:
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:18 am
Hi,

I am happy!!! I bought a Jazzmaster from 1963 in pieces. It was an ebay auction in Germany. I live also in Germany.
I hope the link below works!?
Those parts have been in a basement for about 35 years now. Someone wanted to "customize" the Jazzy?
So, frets are needed for the neck, the headstock is minimalized. The body is handpainted with a kind of dakota red.
All pieces are with the guitar. So I paid 1023€ for it. Good price. I guess I have to spend about 600€ into the restauration, so I have a ´63 Jazzy for a good price! I am waiting for the neck w. new frets these days.
The body: What do you think was it before? A sunburst one?
The pickguard is a bit shrunken, looks gorgeous!
What do you think about the electronics??? Should I use the original one complete? Or better complete new cables / potis?
Body: Refinish? What color? I am no sunburst fan. Nitro finish? I think about some kind of yellow/white w. matching head.

People out there? Is there anyone with experiences with such a parts Jazzy?

Thanks, cheers!!

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Fender-Jazzmaste" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... true&rt=nc
Looks like a baragain! Good job on bidding this one! So you have already reapired it? (the last pics are after restaration?) Good job man

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Re: Bought a 1963 Jazzmaster in pieces!

Post by mgeek » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:33 pm

Looks great- nice work!

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