Re: '59-ish Firemist Gold Jazzmaster project
Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:17 am
and a happy new years eve!
Talk about the Fender Jazzmaster, Jaguar, and any other offset waist guitars with us!
I ran in to both those problems with my AVRI, too. The 'guard didn't quite line up perfectly, especially around the lower control area. It was close enough to just gently finesse the screws in, though.Dane_Brammage wrote: I'm still fiddling with the pickguard. It's as if the pickguard and body have the same hole pattern, but it's been scaled differently. When I line up one hole in the middle, the holes to the right all all too far to the right, the holes to the left are too far to the left, and the holes at the bottom are too far down.
I wonder if the holes in the body were plugged and re-drilled before the refinish, maybe to accommodate a shrunken celluloid guard.
The shape around the neck pocket is a little wonky, but nothing a little filing/sanding can't fix. You can see my pencil mark around the treble side corner where a bit needs to be removed.
Until the early/mid sixties, Fender used to drive a few nails into the body to give it something to sit on while they sprayed the paint. If you look about halfway down this page you'll see what I mean.alexcantsleep wrote: I saw mentioned earlier in this thread (and couldnt find otherwise on the forums) mention of nail holes in a 59 body? I was just curious what was nailed to what and how long did they do this?
glimmertwin wrote: Nice work...now get that strap worn in....
not sure if it's the same as a jazzmaster, but the gold 'guard on my duo-sonic is .064" and that's with a thin coat of gold paint on top.mcjt wrote:can someone verify the thickness of an original?