The first half of my gold guard project is almost complete

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The first half of my gold guard project is almost complete

Post by i love sharin foo » Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:57 pm

The body I am using is an alder Allparts piece. It is a really nice body except that there is a fair bit of routing needed to use off the shelf parts. The rhythm cavity wasn't deep enough and the bridge pickup cavity needs moved around a quarter inch toward the bridge. I have an original '60s bridge and tremolo for it, also pickup covers and screws. The bridge thimbles are the later shorter type. I have a '66 neck pickup for it and the entire rhythm circuit is also '66. I used CTS pots, a Switchcraft jack and toggle switch. The guard is one of the ones GPR is selling. I have a layer of white primer under the black lacquer finish. I still need to wet sand it and shoot a couple more coats of color before I clear it. After that, I'll rub it out and finish it up. I still haven't decided on a neck for it. Overall, I'm definitely not going for a true '58/59 clone... I just want a similar aesthetic. So far, I'm real happy with the way it's turning out.

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Re: The first half of my gold guard project is almost complete

Post by zhivago » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:05 pm

looking good!

can't wait to see it complete!!!!

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Post by chrisjedijane » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:13 pm

that looks really nice, justin! It's making me GAS for a gold guard!
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Post by fullerplast » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:18 pm

Looks excellent.... nice work!

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Post by i love sharin foo » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:19 pm

Thanks guys!

I can't wait for it to be all finished up. I have always loved gold guards (like everyone else... big surprise :P ), so this has been a color combo I've had kicking around in my head for a long time. It might have just one pickup for a while until I can afford the second. I spent the budget I had for both pickups on just one, so the second will have to come after the neck  :D.

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Post by i love sharin foo » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:21 pm

Also, I'll have to try to get a couple good shots of my custom aged knobs  ;D  It took a while, but they match up fairly well with the originals on my other Jazzmasters. It just looked wrong to have the new cream knobs next to the original pickup covers that it has. Maybe I'm nuts, but it does look better this way :)

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Post by dinosaur » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:51 pm

i love sharin foo wrote: Also, I'll have to try to get a couple good shots of my custom aged knobs  ;D  It took a while, but they match up fairly well with the originals on my other Jazzmasters. It just looked wrong to have the new cream knobs next to the original pickup covers that it has. Maybe I'm nuts, but it does look better this way :)

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Re: The first half of my gold guard project is almost complete

Post by Soiouz » Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:58 pm

Fabulous project, Justin!!! Great looking color combo!

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Re: The first half of my gold guard project is almost complete

Post by luau » Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:39 pm

Oh yeah! That's looking great!
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