What custom color shall I choose?

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What custom color shall I choose? (Poll ends in 3 days)

Poll ended at Sun Jun 20, 2021 1:46 pm

Lake Placid Blue
8
18%
Ocean Turquoise
11
25%
Shoreline Gold
18
41%
Sonic Blue
1
2%
Daphne Blue
5
11%
Surf Green
1
2%
 
Total votes: 44

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What custom color shall I choose?

Post by PJazzmaster » Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:46 pm

I came across a very nice pre CBS Jazzmaster Body in original shape - except the fact that the original Sunburst finish got carefully sanded off and clear lacquered at some point (likely during the 70s) - but with original lacquer in all cavities 8) …and very very lightweight :-*
—> simply perfect for a proper refin :shifty:

The price was almost too good, far lower than current asking prices + it came with the original brass shielding, thimbles and original bridge (!!!).

…so why not starting a restoration project :whistle:

Let‘s start with a poll. As I mentioned before: the body was originally Sunburst - however - I decided to get it refinished in a proper custom color. Why? Why not :P
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Post by HNB » Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:59 pm

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Post by smjenkins » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:41 pm

Awesome find and a cool project! Are you going to match the headstock? That might change my answer.

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Post by marqueemoon » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:50 pm

I voted OTM of the available options. It’s an uncommon color and looks cool in a number of different shades.

Just can’t get down with easter egg colors on a JM.

Oly White/tort is my personal favorite JM look, and not just because it’s hard to screw up. Really makes the lines of the guitar pop.

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Post by PJazzmaster » Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:55 pm

smjenkins wrote:
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Awesome find and a cool project! Are you going to match the headstock? That might change my answer.
Thanks. No, no matching headstock.

I am currently planning to pair it with a reissue fender neck (I doubt that I will come across a bargain vintage neck anytime soon, they are all far too pricey and the ‚cheaper‘ ones are somehow all faulty in one or another way). Therefore a reissue neck will save me a lot of trouble and money.

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Post by Bradley-Jazz » Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:10 am

I voted LPB because for some reason it like it if the headstock isn’t matched. With a matching head I’d have gone OTM.

I’m very much looking forward to a nice vote and argument over pickguard colour!
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Post by smjenkins » Fri Jun 18, 2021 5:25 am

I ran the numbers, no matching headstock equals shoreline with a mint guard.

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Post by Pacafeliz » Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:02 am

My vote went to Daphne Blue.

But if I could, I would have said Dakota Red. That looks INSANELY good on Jazzers. With a yellowed guard, hell yes!
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Post by Maggieo » Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:57 pm

LPB FTW.
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Post by MrFingers » Sun Jun 20, 2021 2:04 am

Shoreline Gold, it's the law.

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Post by PJazzmaster » Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:45 am

Poll is not over yet. What if I go with one of the least favorite options? :P

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Post by smjenkins » Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:04 am

As long as you pick shoreline, there won't be any repurcussions. :)

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Post by Steadyriot. » Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:35 am

The only right answer is Charcoal Frost Metallic but as it’s not in the poll; Lake Placid all the way!
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Re: What custom color shall I choose? (Poll ends in 3 days)

Post by PJazzmaster » Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:15 am

Alright. Thanks guys. Evil me has already made a decision upfront :blush: the poll showed me that I made the right decision with one of the least favorite options :ph34r: :P Well, all of the mentioned options are still on my want list somehow but I am very happy with my final choice…. sonic blue.

The real (pale) sonic blue, which also allows me to get a 2nd finish at a later stage if I would ever get tired of it (but I doubt) … imagine any of the darker colors with a sonic blue undercoat :shifty:
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Re: What custom color shall I choose?

Post by Bradley-Jazz » Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:11 am

Smart work - avoid the herd view!

Whilst I love metallics, sonic blue and rosewood always looks FANTASTIC on a Strat, so I don't see why it won't look great on a JM. A rarer choice too!

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