NGD - I made a Jazzy Partsmaster

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NGD - I made a Jazzy Partsmaster

Post by mkt3000 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:49 pm

So... I was going to do this project - viewtopic.php?f=8&t=69609

But then a combination of my impatience, and my desire to finish this in some way kicked in. I decided to finish it with parts I had at home, and I'd spend $50 to get the last few pieces I needed.

Parts:

It's got a Squier VM hardtail body + Squier VM trad neck (that's how i'm telling them apart) from Fullerplast with a Brauskoh decal I had at home.

The neck pickup is a Duncan Designed, and the bridge is a ceramic Tele pickup from an MIM Standard Tele hotglued to the inside of the JM pickup cover. It was the only pickup I could get on a short notice where the polepieces sort of matched the holes in the cover since my DD Bridge pickup was dead.

The pickguard is an AVRI tort guard I've had for a while, the Bigsby is a B50, and the bridge is a schaller roller that were both part of the original build Idea. The trem and bridge came from Fullerplast.

The 3 way switch came from an old LP copy I had a while back.

The pots are dime size 500k pots from a Vista Jagmaster, and the switch on the upper horn is the original bright/dark switch from my Excelsior.

The knobs came from an old amp project, and the output jack came from an old strat jack I had at home.

Basically, the only money I ended up spending was on a set of Fender Klusons, a neckplate and a set of strings at the local music store, which were the $50 I spent.

Anyway, she's a BRIIIIIIGHT sounding guitar, but sounds AMAZING with some dirt. The pickups blend together quite well, and the tuning stability is rock solid. The switch on the upper horn is wired right now as a kill switch, but I might change that later. Also, since I had no foam, I actually put some springs under the pickups, which are actually working quite well. I cut a piece of tort to go over the strat jack, but I think I'm going to swing by a surf/skate shop tomorrow and I'll just put a sticker on it.



Here's pics of the guitar, and the build:

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Re: NGD - I made a Jazzy Partsmaster

Post by milesofsquares » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:58 pm

Man. That is nice. Really like the bigsby on the Jazzy :?

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Re: NGD - I made a Jazzy Partsmaster

Post by tape » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:57 pm

the red tort on that yellow body looks surprisingly great. very nice.

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Post by Spit on a Stranger » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:38 pm

tape wrote:the red tort on that yellow body looks surprisingly great. very nice.
Naturally. Hulkamania, brother.

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Post by redchapterjubilee » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:29 am

You saved it! That looks fantastic.

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Post by Do_You_Compute » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:54 am

wow. awesome job. it looks great!

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Post by Sinuata » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:11 am

Nice one. Tele bridge + JM neck sounds like a good combo!

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Post by Cream » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:33 am

I like your weimaraner

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Post by AMILCAR » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:11 pm

sooo nice ,really like Bigsbys om JMs ....

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Post by mkt3000 » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:27 am

So, left or right?

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Post by texican » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:30 am

that color is rad!

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Post by maximee » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:38 am

You could do something useful with that route and put in a mini ashtray/cigarette holder. 8)

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Post by starmaster » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:54 am

That looks amazing.

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Post by valley_parade » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:02 pm

Oh cool, you got the other body Fullerplast had messed with. I ended up with the sunburst one, went a little more 70s style with my project. Black guard, huge headstock, etc.

Love the look of the blonde with the tort!

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Post by Guitarmunk » Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:39 am

Great mix of colors !
And Bigsby always looks great, I miss a guitar with Bigsby.
I've never seen these springs under the pickups, where did you get them ?
I have foam under my Lollar pickups, IU'd rather use springs like those.
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