1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Bringing your older offset back to life.
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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by kracdown » Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:17 pm

mcjt wrote:the decal story still pisses me off.....
ANYWAY
the guitar looks great.
i wonder if anyone has had luck putting a more vintage bend in trem arms? the arm that is in it now is a modern replacement? i have two modern ones and they look weird on my vintage guitars.
Yeah... Really, really sucks. And I still need a pre-CBS trem arm... and maybe a case, but only at a great price.
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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by Glimmer » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:18 am

Wow, that came out beautiful! :?

If you don't mind my asking, who do you use in L.A. for guitar work?

And re the neck: I've got a ’64 Tele that's about .835 at the nut (and about .970 at the 12th fret) – feels so fine...

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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:22 am

Glimmer wrote:Wow, that came out beautiful!

If you don't mind my asking, who do you use in L.A. for guitar work?

And re the neck: I've got a ’64 Tele that's about .835 at the nut (and about .970 at the 12th fret) – feels so fine...
Same measurements as my '64 JM give or take a few 000s. Would love to see pics of your 64 tele! :?

Sorry to derail - back to the ogling!

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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by Rocktronaut » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:23 pm

This one looks absolutely gorgeous. I'm not a big fan of black guitars in general but this one rocks. Kudos!

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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by infiniteposse » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:01 pm

Zombie thread resurrection.

How did you manage to get the guard over the tall thimbles? I'm dealing with the same issue right now and can't find a solution spelled out.

Thanks!
Lee

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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by kracdown » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:22 pm

infiniteposse wrote:Zombie thread resurrection.

How did you manage to get the guard over the tall thimbles? I'm dealing with the same issue right now and can't find a solution spelled out.

Thanks!
I think I ended up taking the thimbles off of the body (and the guard came off with them) and then figured it out from there... Just place a soldering iron in the thimbles for a few seconds and pull them out with the tool of your choice. I seem to recall this being easier once the thimbles were out of the body.
For the gear shots: https://www.instagram.com/elliotsguitars/

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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by infiniteposse » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:32 pm

kracdown wrote:
infiniteposse wrote:Zombie thread resurrection.

How did you manage to get the guard over the tall thimbles? I'm dealing with the same issue right now and can't find a solution spelled out.

Thanks!
I think I ended up taking the thimbles off of the body (and the guard came off with them) and then figured it out from there... Just place a soldering iron in the thimbles for a few seconds and pull them out with the tool of your choice. I seem to recall this being easier once the thimbles were out of the body.
Thanks for the tip!

Any concerns about how potentially flammable the tort guard is? I've heard horror stories about them catching on fire really easily. I guess yours didn't though, so that's promising.
Lee

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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by kracdown » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:56 pm

infiniteposse wrote:
kracdown wrote:
infiniteposse wrote:Zombie thread resurrection.

How did you manage to get the guard over the tall thimbles? I'm dealing with the same issue right now and can't find a solution spelled out.

Thanks!
I think I ended up taking the thimbles off of the body (and the guard came off with them) and then figured it out from there... Just place a soldering iron in the thimbles for a few seconds and pull them out with the tool of your choice. I seem to recall this being easier once the thimbles were out of the body.
Thanks for the tip!

Any concerns about how potentially flammable the tort guard is? I've heard horror stories about them catching on fire really easily. I guess yours didn't though, so that's promising.
If you're careful with the soldering iron I don't think you'll have a problem. Just put it in for a few seconds to slightly heat it up, not get it really hot.
For the gear shots: https://www.instagram.com/elliotsguitars/

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