"PROJECT '65" ~ FINIS! ~

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Re: "PROJECT '65" Update! Pics!

Post by glimmertwin » Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:04 pm

fullerplast wrote: Wasn't that the jag that came in a box with some oily rags and junk?

Yup, that was the one.  Actually, the refin wasn't too bad, but I didn't clean the old oily body off well enough so the paint didn't adhear as well as it should have in some places....lessons learned. 

Were you the one who sent me a few screws for that project?  My memory fails me, but I know one of the good folks from this community helped me out. 
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Post by Jazzprod » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:53 am

fullerplast wrote: FIRST PICS!

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Is that a AVRI guard? It looks great!!! :)
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Post by mezcalhead » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:59 am

Nope ..
fullerplast wrote: Not long ago I scored a '64 JM green guard, complete with harness, switches and pots.
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Post by gregovertone » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:19 am

fullerplast wrote:
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holy shit.
i played that exact JM yesterday. $3900.

it was the single best playing/feeling/sounding JM i have ever noodled on. also the first time i thought shorline gold was awesome.
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Post by fullerplast » Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:28 pm

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Finally... an update to this old P65 thread!

Currently I have all the parts for a correct '65 except for short bride thimbles, bound/dot neck, and original pickups. I have everything else, including the pot/harness, tail, bridge, shielding, L-plate, double line Klusons, decal, and ALL hardware, including strap buttons and string tree (with correct plastic spacer). All parts are vintage and era-correct except the logo.

I finally got around to fitting the original (badly shrunken) nitrate guard. It needed major surgery... but it came through OK. I had to drill the bridge cup holes out to 11/16". I wanted to keep them round, so that's how big I had to go to make the guard sit over them. I also had to drill out the pickguard holes to almost the same size as the screwheads... and a few of them are still in crooked. The five at the pots and jack were particularly off.

I used a dremel on the pickup cuts. I could really smell the nitrate... it smelled like putrid Pine Sol! A few times it went up in smoke and I had to back off quickly. But it was alot quicker than doing it by hand. I just kept going round and round the entire cut until the covers fit through.

I REALLY LIKE THIS BODY! I don't even think it needs stripped, just roughed up finely and sprayed right over (if the nitro will go over whatever is on there without wrinkling). The body needs no filler or any mods at all. It's not even dinged.

Tomorrow morning I'm going to assemble it with AVRI pups and the nomaster maple neck.  I'd do it now, but I'm drinking margaritas and don't want to chance doing anything stupid!

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Post by i love sharin foo » Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:55 pm

I have a spare set of the short thimbles I can give you. They are a little chewed up though, but they are originals. I can take a couple photos if you'd like  :)

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Post by fullerplast » Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:58 pm

*mr. burns voice*

Excellent!
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Post by JazzBlaster » Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:29 pm

Doug you should change your name to Midas (gold touch)  ;)
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Post by daydreamdelay » Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:11 pm

looking good so far Doug 8)

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Post by zhivago » Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:18 am

daydreamdelay wrote: looking good so far Doug 8)
+1 on that!!  8)
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Post by fullerplast » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:22 am

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Here she is with the nomaster neck and reissue pickups, Gotohs, bridge, and cups. I'm saving the double lines for the correct neck. I still need to clean and assemble an original bridge, which I'll do while waiting for the shorty cups to arrive (thanks, Justin!). The assembly went well, except for a slight accident involving a soldering iron and a pickup cover. Maybe I should have assembled her last night night while under the influence! 

:-[

I strung her with d'addario XL .011 roundwounds. I still need to make some adjustments before I can play, but with a standard size shim in the neck pocket, everything looks real good so far.

I'll post more pics when I get them loaded....

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Post by dain » Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:37 pm

drunken soldering is one of my favorite hobbies.  if not for that i wouldn't have any equipment at all...

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Post by fullerplast » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:26 pm

I just set it up and played for a bit. It sounds pretty good with the AVRI pups. I'm also pleased with the 42 year old pots & switches and the overall quietness.

I can't wait to score a bound/dot neck and do a nice refin in faded Fiesta...
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Re: "PROJECT '65" Update! Pics!

Post by StevenO » Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:58 pm

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I suspect it will end up looking similar to this?^^

Nels Cline's Nash( ::)) Jazzmaster.

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