NRD (New refin day)

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NRD (New refin day)

Post by smjenkins » Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:22 pm

There's been so much talk about the price of vintage JMs and the price of refins, and what refinishing does to the value of a vintage guitar lately that I had to bite my tongue about this project while it was in the works. Back in 2020 I got my first vintage JM. It was a '62 refin from CME and they gave me a pretty reasonable deal at the time (now it seems like crazy deal).

I know only a cretin would refinish an original burst , but some other cretin already got to this guitar. When I got it, the finish was a brownish, unsaturated BMM without a matching headstock, even though the neck was also refinished. The details are in the gbase listing (https://www.gbase.com/gear/fender-jazzm ... llic-refin) but basically aside from the refin, it is all original save for the volume & tone pots and the 3-way switch. Here's what is looked like:

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I knew I wanted an already refin'd guitar so I wouldn't feel guilty refinishing it again to be sherwood green. MJT did an OK job. I'd give them an A+ for communication, a B+ for doing what I wanted (they didn't make the maple parts of the neck shiny lacquer like I asked) and a B for finish quality.

Anyway, here's the finished product (see what I did there?). The color is really hard to capture. It's somewhere between aged sherwood and cadillac green. I swapped out the fairly shrunken tort guard for a mint AVRI guard. I also added a 1 degree StewMac shim and a Mastery and it is now setup to perfection.

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Re: NRD (New refin day)

Post by Unicorn Warrior » Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:07 pm

Good looking guitar. Where’s that original tort?

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Re: NRD (New refin day)

Post by smjenkins » Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:54 pm

Unicorn Warrior wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:07 pm
Good looking guitar. Where’s that original tort?
That's a subject for a different post. :whistle:

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Re: NRD (New refin day)

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:03 pm

Ah, so the original decal got stripped off in refin #1.

Looks good. Doesn’t look very Sherwood, but a cool color.

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Re: NRD (New refin day)

Post by Unicorn Warrior » Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:23 pm

smjenkins wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:54 pm
Unicorn Warrior wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:07 pm
Good looking guitar. Where’s that original tort?
That's a subject for a different post. :whistle:
You should put it back on if able. I think it would look great

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Re: NRD (New refin day)

Post by tribi9 » Sat Mar 06, 2021 8:54 pm

MJT did it? Where are their signature scratches?

Looks great. That is an awesome colour.

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Re: NRD (New refin day)

Post by allthatmuch » Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:46 am

Emerald City! ;D

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Re: NRD (New refin day)

Post by Mechanical Birds » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:32 pm

N A S T Y AF

Seriously oh my god this is one of the coolest guitars I’ve ever seen!

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Re: NRD (New refin day)

Post by marqueemoon » Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:28 pm

Seeing this was instrumental in a recent decision. :ph34r:

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Re: NRD (New refin day)

Post by smjenkins » Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:55 pm

marqueemoon wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:28 pm
Seeing this was instrumental in a recent decision. :ph34r:
Does that mean this one is going green?

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=118354&start=15

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Re: NRD (New refin day)

Post by marqueemoon » Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:58 pm

smjenkins wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:55 pm
marqueemoon wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:28 pm
Seeing this was instrumental in a recent decision. :ph34r:
Does that mean this one is going green?

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=118354&start=15
Shhhh....

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Re: NRD (New refin day)

Post by smjenkins » Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:04 pm

marqueemoon wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:58 pm
smjenkins wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:55 pm
marqueemoon wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:28 pm
Seeing this was instrumental in a recent decision. :ph34r:
Does that mean this one is going green?

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=118354&start=15
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