Thinline Coromaster

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Thinline Coromaster

Post by mbene085 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:22 am

I'm starting a thread to hold myself accountable to finishing this project. The tuners are the only part I'm still missing, and those are on their way in the mail, so let's get this party started.

This project came together as I was looking for a good home for a vintage Coronado neck I picked up from forumite will. I had acquired a set of Fralin Twangmasters from smalltownsongs earlier last year, but hadn't settled on a body. Then, a number of months later, he posted an MJT-finished blonde thinline body that spoke to me, and it was HH so it fit the pickups. The combination of black F-hole/pickguard/Mastery looked like it would fit with the black Coro headstock, and I prefer to match vintage necks to at least light-relic nitro bodies to keep the finish consistent, so this fit the bill...I just can't bring myself to bolt a vintage neck to a glossy poly or even a pristine nitro body.

Here's a quick snap of the neck and body together. I'm gonna get the pickups wired up next, while waiting on the tuners.

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Re: Thinline Coromaster

Post by dadsoda » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:12 am

I really like those knobs!

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Re: Thinline Coromaster

Post by raphaël » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:15 pm

This is awesome :-*

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Post by ChrisDesign » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:19 am

Is that really a thin line? It looks like an f hole sticker...
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Re: Thinline Coromaster

Post by mbene085 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:39 pm

ChrisDesign wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:19 am
Is that really a thin line? It looks like an f hole sticker...
Yep, the interior of the body is sprayed black which provides the extra contrast. I'll take a photo at another angle.
raphaël wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:15 pm
This is awesome :-*
Thank ye kindly :)
dadsoda wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:12 am
I really like those knobs!
Thanks, they're pretty great but I can't claim credit for having good taste, everything one the body came as a package. I believe they're NOS Starcaster lmobs, they have thr Fender "F" stamped in the tops which you can't really see in that photo, and they are pretty darn nice.

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Re: Thinline Coromaster

Post by mbene085 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:52 pm

ChrisDesign wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:19 am
Is that really a thin line? It looks like an f hole sticker...
Here, took a photo with the flash on, looking obliquely into the f hole.

The edges of the top are painted black and the interior of the body is black as well - gives an extremely clean and dark appearance to the hole from just about all angles. Nice finishing job by MJT.

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Re: Thinline Coromaster

Post by RocknRollShakeUp » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:01 pm

mbene085 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:22 am
I'm starting a thread to hold myself accountable to finishing this project. The tuners are the only part I'm still missing, and those are on their way in the mail, so let's get this party started.

This project came together as I was looking for a good home for a vintage Coronado neck I picked up from forumite will. I had acquired a set of Fralin Twangmasters from smalltownsongs earlier last year, but hadn't settled on a body. Then, a number of months later, he posted an MJT-finished blonde thinline body that spoke to me, and it was HH so it fit the pickups. The combination of black F-hole/pickguard/Mastery looked like it would fit with the black Coro headstock, and I prefer to match vintage necks to at least light-relic nitro bodies to keep the finish consistent, so this fit the bill...I just can't bring myself to bolt a vintage neck to a glossy poly or even a pristine nitro body.

Here's a quick snap of the neck and body together. I'm gonna get the pickups wired up next, while waiting on the tuners.

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Post by ChrisDesign » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:49 pm

I think I’m in love! I would add Jazzmaster pickups to this over Humbuckers. As the guitar is already made for Humbuckers, I bet the Fralin Twangmasters will sound epic.

This is my Jazzmaster HH wiring that gives me every tone from twang to smooth Jazz: Use a 500k volume pot with a Treble bleed, a 250k tone pot with a 0.1uF capacitor, Coil splitting on the tone pot with a push pull pot. This is with a Seymour Duncan jazz neck and JB bridge.

I know this combination sounds odd, but to my ear it is perfection. I once swapped the 250k tone pot for a 500k tone pot and the magic was gone! I play smashing pumpkins, foo fighters, etc. After putting a Fender 250k push pull back in the magic came back. The tone was smoother but still about to cut through a mix, the pot response was perfect, I can dial in every tone I desire effortlessly, and I couldn’t be happier.
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Post by mikefiction » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:55 am

That's beautiful! Love the headstock matching the pickguard look, very cool.
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Post by parry » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:55 am

I spent more than a few moments wondering what became of that black/silver Mastery set - thinking about how great it would look on my own Coronado/JM project. This would be my second choice...

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Re: Thinline Coromaster

Post by nelsongeets » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:24 am

Wow, I love the looks of this. Great color combo so far. Especially digging the black painted F-hole. That's something I never would have thought to try myself, but it looks so darn good.

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Post by BoringPostcards » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:39 am

Looks really friggin good. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Re: Thinline Coromaster

Post by solfege » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:08 pm

This is phe-fucking-nomenal. I can't really imagine that you're going to need all that much motivation to finish this project because it's going to be the balls.

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Re: Thinline Coromaster

Post by Wil_66 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:27 pm

What a great looking guitar, and it's not even a guitar yet :w00t: I really like this build!

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