New Jazzmaster build

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by 601210 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:02 am

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Not just any Jazzmaster on the box there, a Squier VM Special. Weird!
That was such a random transitional model, and they axed it relatively quickly.

My poor college self wanted one so bad at the time until the jmjm came out.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by valley_parade » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:05 am

601210 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:02 am
valley_parade wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:03 am
Not just any Jazzmaster on the box there, a Squier VM Special. Weird!
That was such a random transitional model, and they axed it relatively quickly.

My poor college self wanted one so bad at the time until the jmjm came out.
The body of my sunburnt partsmaster is from a VM Special and it occasionally drives me crazy that I have that Strat jackplate on there with nothing attached. It's like my guitar has an exhaust vent or something :derp:

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:23 am

robinbowes wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:57 am
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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.
I was looking for my original inspiration for pairing gold and mint, that I found on here, and haven't been able to find it yet. I'll post it when I do...
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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:59 am

valley_parade wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:03 am
Not just any Jazzmaster on the box there, a Squier VM Special. Weird!
I'm not familiar with the various models - how did you know it was a Squier VM Special?

R.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:59 am

valley_parade wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:05 am
601210 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:02 am
valley_parade wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:03 am
Not just any Jazzmaster on the box there, a Squier VM Special. Weird!
That was such a random transitional model, and they axed it relatively quickly.

My poor college self wanted one so bad at the time until the jmjm came out.
The body of my sunburnt partsmaster is from a VM Special and it occasionally drives me crazy that I have that Strat jackplate on there with nothing attached. It's like my guitar has an exhaust vent or something :derp:
Ah yes - Strat-style jack socket.

What else is special about it?

R.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:00 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:23 am
robinbowes wrote:
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.
I was looking for my original inspiration for pairing gold and mint, that I found on here, and haven't been able to find it yet. I'll post it when I do...
Yes, please do.

I could do with making a decision... :)

R.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by ChristheRat » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:10 am

Oooo, was gonna say wbw all day... but the tort looks so good
Things are more like they are now, then they ever have been.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:14 am

ChristheRat wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:10 am
Oooo, was gonna say wbw all day... but the tort looks so good
I may see if the place I'm getting the body/neck has a selection of pickguards and if they can send me pics of each option.

R.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by valley_parade » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:52 am

robinbowes wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:59 am
valley_parade wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:05 am
601210 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:02 am


That was such a random transitional model, and they axed it relatively quickly.

My poor college self wanted one so bad at the time until the jmjm came out.
The body of my sunburnt partsmaster is from a VM Special and it occasionally drives me crazy that I have that Strat jackplate on there with nothing attached. It's like my guitar has an exhaust vent or something :derp:
Ah yes - Strat-style jack socket.

What else is special about it?

R.
The lack of trem, and the bridge itself is pretty weird. It's a toploading hardtail that's more Danelectro style than Fender. It also had no rhythm circuit and concentric pots for volume and tone.

And I think the sunburst one had a maple fretboard? I can't remember. I used a different neck for mine.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by 601210 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:32 am

valley_parade wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:05 am
601210 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:02 am
valley_parade wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:03 am
Not just any Jazzmaster on the box there, a Squier VM Special. Weird!
That was such a random transitional model, and they axed it relatively quickly.

My poor college self wanted one so bad at the time until the jmjm came out.
The body of my sunburnt partsmaster is from a VM Special and it occasionally drives me crazy that I have that Strat jackplate on there with nothing attached. It's like my guitar has an exhaust vent or something :derp:
Good idea. Stick a Roman candle in it.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:37 pm

robinbowes wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:00 am
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:23 am
robinbowes wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:57 am


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.
I was looking for my original inspiration for pairing gold and mint, that I found on here, and haven't been able to find it yet. I'll post it when I do...
Yes, please do.

I could do with making a decision... :)

R.
I'll look this weekend for the one that originally inspired me in that combo (I feel it was a modern build, not an actual vintage), but I found this which is also epic:
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Found here: viewtopic.php?t=64604
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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:15 am

That looks very cool, and is the current favourite.

R.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:07 am

Found it!

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I think it was from someone here, and I think it was Shoreline Gold with mint. KILLER combo :? :?
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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by Rgand » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:43 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:07 am
I think it was from someone here, and I think it was Shoreline Gold with mint. KILLER combo :? :?
Now that does look amazing.

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Re: New Jazzmaster build

Post by robinbowes » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:35 pm

I think I'm going to aim for something like this:

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