Please, give me counsel!

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Please, give me counsel!

Post by cpeck » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:19 pm

Hello all,
First off, thanks to Justin for sending me this way - fantastic site!

That said, I am at a crossroads.

I have enough money to buy a used MIA 62 RI JM.  I also have a mid 90's Japanese JM body lying around (as pictured here: www.noyesrecords.com/jazzmaster.jpg).

I don't know if I should a) sink money into fixing up the body, adding a neck, etc. OR
b) buying a MIA 62 RI.

I currently have a MIJ Jazzmaster with Seymour Duncan Antiquity II's in it.  It's great (though it needs a setup), and it definitely makes me want another JM - I just need help deciding.  All opinions welcome.
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Post by cpeck » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:21 pm

I've looked at these and liked them: http://www.vintagevibeguitars.com/pickup_sc.html#
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Post by flatfiver » Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:45 pm

Do you have anything in addition to the body?  Trem, bridge, etc?

I would tend to lean toward the AVRI - unless you're looking for a project.  I'd definitely recommend getting AVRI hardware if you complete the body you have - it's much nicer than the stuff on the Japanese guitars.
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Re: Please, give me counsel!

Post by Blobcaster » Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:13 pm

sink money into fixing up the body



that body looks good,you might want to just slap some parts on,then you could upgrade the other guitar parts wise too.unless your other JM is 3TSB
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Post by i love sharin foo » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:24 pm

cpeck wrote: Hello all,
First off, thanks to Justin for sending me this way - fantastic site!
You're quite welcome!

I'm glad you're enjoying it here.


If you have enough saved up at the moment for a used AVRI, I'd probably recommend going that route for the time being. You can always buy extra parts here and there and eventually build up the spare body. Now is proving to be a pretty good time to buy AVRIs used. There have been quite a few on eBay for real good prices over the last month. I bought a used 2003 AVRI Jaguar a couple months ago for only slightly more than I paid for my '94 MIJ Jaguar a couple years ago!


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Post by cpeck » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:27 pm

That's what I am thinking, though Nash Timewarp jazzmasters are really attractive right now...

What's a used 3TS AVRI worth?
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Post by i love sharin foo » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:30 pm

I've seen quite a few lately from around $8-900 with case and all. They all weren't sunburst though. I can't really remember what all colors there have been actually.

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Post by cpeck » Sat Dec 02, 2006 5:28 pm

This is turning into a nightmare.  I sold my CIJ Jag on eBay for 705 dollars, only to have the winning bidder (who 'sniped' in the last few seconds) tell me she didn't want the guitar anymore.

I believe what I am going to do (when I re-sell the guitar) is get a MIA 62 RI and strip it if I don't love the color, to refinish it sometime later (unless I really like it stripped).  I'll gradually build the old body up over time.
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Post by rabidhamster » Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:29 pm

leave them scathing feedback and file te non-paying bidder on ebay.  I hate people like that.

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Post by cpeck » Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:50 am

It's really really brutal, as I've got my eye on a guitar that I can't afford without this money.  Grr.  I am almost willing to settle for a CIJ JM with Vintage Vibe pickups.
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Re: Please, give me counsel!

Post by Guitarded » Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:37 am

Cpeck, any interest in a 2005 AVRI JM Olympic White w/tortise guard? With case and ALL the accessories/papers/etc. 

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Post by cpeck » Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:10 pm

If you're interested in a trade for a CIJ Jag + cash.
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Post by Guitarded » Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:54 pm

Afraid not...I love JM's but can't get along well with Jags. Had one a while back, sold it to get another JM. 

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Post by mezcalhead » Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:31 am

Please, as we've said many times before .. no buying/selling outside the Guitar Shop section!
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Post by cpeck » Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:15 pm

Whoops  :-[ :-[ :-[

Thanks to Justin for bailing me out, and apologies for being a dummy.  I love this site!


As it turns out, I sold my Jag on eBay and am buying an AV RI JM in sunburst, and gradually building my other body up over time.  Yay, Jazzmasters!
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