New Jazzmaster build

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New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:00 pm

Hi all,

New user here, at the start of a new build project. I fancied a Jazzmaster so decided to put one together myself.

This is the body:

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I'm getting a neck from the same source as the body - rosewood fingerboard, frets dressed, edges rolled, nitro-finished, lightly aged, will look a bit like this:

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I have pickups:

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I just need to decide on the rest of the parts, then source and buy them!

What colour do you reckon for the pickguard?

I need to choose a trem and bridge - any good combinations?

Cheers,

R.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by Rgand » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:57 pm

I think the W/B/W PG looks great with that gold.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by brettjorg » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:06 pm

I do like the W/B/W but I feel like tortoise would look great on this too. Similar to this:

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From this post by landing space:

http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... hp?t=73177

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:27 am

I created these on the Fender Mod Shop app:

White:

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Tortoiseshell:

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Mint Green:

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:53 am

Looks great so far!

It's not my project, but personally, you can't go wrong with parchment or some mint guards on gold. It's very classy. It's one of the few that tort doesn't look bad on though.
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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by OV7 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:15 am

I like the mint pickguard.
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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by Amon 7.L » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:34 am

Stunning finish and very promising project.
I concour on going with a mint pickguard for a classy look... black if you want it to be a very mean machine :ph34r:

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by Rgand » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:29 am

White, black, mint, tort, parchment. All good choices for it. My preference is still white but like Amon pointed out, black would be another great choice for that gold.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:54 am

Rgand wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:57 pm
I think the W/B/W PG looks great with that gold.
I tend to agree.

R.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:55 am

brettjorg wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:06 pm
I do like the W/B/W but I feel like tortoise would look great on this too. Similar to this:

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From this post by landing space:

http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... hp?t=73177
That does indeed also look good.

R.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:57 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:53 am
Looks great so far!

It's not my project, but personally, you can't go wrong with parchment or some mint guards on gold. It's very classy. It's one of the few that tort doesn't look bad on though.
I've ordered some pickup covers in parchment, so I have a choice between that and white.

I know what you mean about the mint - needs to be a pretty subdued colour.

R.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:57 am

OV7 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:15 am
I like the mint pickguard.
Yeah, me too. I'm wondering about maybe parchment, ie. whitish, but not bright white.

R.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:58 am

Rgand wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:29 am
White, black, mint, tort, parchment. All good choices for it. My preference is still white but like Amon pointed out, black would be another great choice for that gold.
As evidenced by the pictures on the Kinman pickup packaging! :)

R.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by Rgand » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:13 am

robinbowes wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:58 am
Rgand wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:29 am
White, black, mint, tort, parchment. All good choices for it. My preference is still white but like Amon pointed out, black would be another great choice for that gold.
As evidenced by the pictures on the Kinman pickup packaging! :)

R.
LOL, I didn't notice that. ;D

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by valley_parade » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:03 am

Not just any Jazzmaster on the box there, a Squier VM Special. Weird!

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