1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by mcjt » Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:28 am

Did a luthier damage your decal, though????

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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by kracdown » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:33 am

Danocaster just asked me to rough it up with some 400 grit to give the new nitro something to grab onto. Not a real "sand down"
mcjt wrote:Did a luthier damage your decal, though????
And yes... Now that I'm looking at old pictures.... They absolutely did! WTF!! I guess Chicago Fretworks is not to be trusted with vintage instruments... Is there any course of action that makes sense?
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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by fuzzking » Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:33 am

mcjt wrote:Did a luthier damage your decal, though????
kracdown wrote:And yes... Now that I'm looking at old pictures.... They absolutely did! WTF!! I guess Chicago Fretworks is not to be trusted with vintage instruments... Is there any course of action that makes sense?

Oh maan that sucks. :k You have before and after pics... but even if they'd give you the money for the repair back... what's a destroyed vintage decal worth? :derp:

Once witnessed a nut install on my 64JM... the luthier filed happily away and right into the headstock. I almost ripped his head off.
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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by arkivel » Wed Oct 07, 2015 5:26 pm

didnt some original Shoreline gold guitars fade to a colour resembling Aztec gold?

like this:

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Shoreline gold would look great with a natural headstock.

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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by mothershipzeta » Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:03 am

kracdown wrote:And yes... Now that I'm looking at old pictures.... They absolutely did! WTF!! I guess Chicago Fretworks is not to be trusted with vintage instruments... Is there any course of action that makes sense?
just seen this, and it almost made me throw up..
what did you chose to do with them in the end?
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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by mcjt » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:20 am

Whoa. i would be super-pissed.
I would go their location and ask to speak to the manager immediately.

kracdown wrote: And yes... Now that I'm looking at old pictures.... They absolutely did! WTF!! I guess Chicago Fretworks is not to be trusted with vintage instruments... Is there any course of action that makes sense?

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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:55 am

^ This hurts my heart. I'm so sorry about this! I feel bad recommending them as an option for you. I've never had work done there, but they seem like a top notch establishment. With such a presence on social, I'm sure they'll be quick to help make things right. Even still it won't bring back a damaged vintage decal. :(

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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by jimmer_5 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:53 am

Awesome guitar! I agree with others in this thread - go nuts refinishing the body, but leave the headstock face alone. Even throwing on a reissue neck at some point would be better than stripping the original logos unnecessarily.

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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by kracdown » Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:55 pm

kosmonautmayhem wrote:^ This hurts my heart. I'm so sorry about this! I feel bad recommending them as an option for you. I've never had work done there, but they seem like a top notch establishment. With such a presence on social, I'm sure they'll be quick to help make things right. Even still it won't bring back a damaged vintage decal.
We'll see what they do. I'm still upset - that being said, the body is on its way to Danocaster so things will be quiet for the next couple months!
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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:12 pm

Yeah, I don't think there's any coming back from that. It definitely swayed me away from taking my guitars in though. Thats just lousy, whether it was an accident or whatever it was. Just unprofessional to not take care with a vintage neck. I mean, how hard would it have been to cover the decal while it was being worked on. Ugggh. Sorry, don't mean to stir the pot but it still makes me mad as well.

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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:13 pm

Hopefully a Dano refin will make it all the better! 8)

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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by friendshipmaster » Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:18 am

Any updates?

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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by kracdown » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:13 am

friendshipmaster wrote:Any updates?

Yes! Danocaster just finished up the body. He's going to be shipping it with my Tele build in a few weeks when that's done. Should be getting pictures soon....
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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by itstooloudMike » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:23 am

I love your guitar, but I'm not impressed with the work Chicago Fretworks did on the tuner holes.

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Re: 1962 Fender Jazzmaster Restoration

Post by kracdown » Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:12 pm

Progress!

Dan has finished the refin and it should be heading my way shortly. He said there was something wrong with the new nitro adhering to the oil or whatever else was on there, and was not 100% satisfied with the work although he (and I) thinks it looks great. Being the great guy that he is, he offered it up to me at absolutely no cost. That's right. For free. But I went ahead and covered his out of pocket cost because that was so cool of Dan. This restoration has not gone as expected with the headstock mess-up and the Nitro not going on 100% perfect, but I think this will be an incredible instrument when it's done. With the money I saved on the refin, I'll go for a good refret! I'm going to play this thing into the ground. Should look super nice with the faded '62 tort.

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