mij pickguard for a 61 jazz body

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mij pickguard for a 61 jazz body

Post by eyesadrift » Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:20 pm

hey guys i just bought a 61 vintage jazzmaster body off of ebay yesterday and i have a gold inodized pickguard i had imported from japan i was just wondering what kinda headaches i should expect if i use this pickguard on this body
i was hoping i could use this for my purple sparkle jazzmaster project do you guys think theyll work together ok or should i get a all parts body and resale it or save the body  for something else
wish i could get one of those 9 screw andrew inodized guards
anywas thanks thanks for your time
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Re: mij pickguard for a 61 jazz body

Post by mezcalhead » Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:35 am

Was that the one with the really sketchy-looking black refin?

The vintage and AVRI bodies/guards have similar screw hole placement .. if you put a CIJ guard on a vintage/AVRI body then a couple of the screw holes will likely be out of place, but IIRC the holes for bridge/pickup/neck pocket placement should all be okay (Jonas has vintage guards on a couple of his JMs with CIJ bodies). I find there's a lot of small variations in vintage bodies anyway.

Personally I think that vintage bodies and necks should be kept together if possible .. I don't see that a vintage body would contribute much more to an otherwise modern guitar than a good aftermarket body, but that's just my opinion.
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Re: mij pickguard for a 61 jazz body

Post by zhivago » Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:11 am

mezcalhead wrote: Personally I think that vintage bodies and necks should be kept together if possible .. I don't see that a vintage body would contribute much more to an otherwise modern guitar than a good aftermarket body, but that's just my opinion.
I agree....definitely try and get a vintage neck for a vintage body :)
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Re: mij pickguard for a 61 jazz body

Post by eyesadrift » Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:26 pm

mezcalhead wrote: Was that the one with the really sketchy-looking black refin?

The vintage and AVRI bodies/guards have similar screw hole placement .. if you put a CIJ guard on a vintage/AVRI body then a couple of the screw holes will likely be out of place, but IIRC the holes for bridge/pickup/neck pocket placement should all be okay (Jonas has vintage guards on a couple of his JMs with CIJ bodies). I find there's a lot of small variations in vintage bodies anyway.

Personally I think that vintage bodies and necks should be kept together if possible .. I don't see that a vintage body would contribute much more to an otherwise modern guitar than a good aftermarket body, but that's just my opinion.
yah it is
ok thanks for the info i figured some of the pic screws wouldnt line up
i was just worried the pickup holes wouldnt
yah i was thinking of getting one of those maskroft JM necks they seem like a pretty good deal

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Re: mij pickguard for a 61 jazz body

Post by eyesadrift » Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:32 pm

yay i just got my body today its pretty nice  no bad dents or cracks
it was refinished *as i thought*
the finish looks like spay paint and is very checked
but oh well
im gonna strip it this summer and give it the purple sparkle finish it deserves!
oh ps yah the screws dont line up
so im gonna get a scotchs guard for it
i might sell my inodized pick or put it on another jazz
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