Post your Custom Shop Offsets

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by underscore ego » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:37 am

Here is my team-built 2020 closet classic '58. Sings except for some buzzes that maybe come from the saddles when I play in certain spots, haven't quite worked it out yet. Pickups are lovely.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by kgbAttack » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:10 am

underscore ego wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:37 am
Here is my team-built 2020 closet classic '58. Sings except for some buzzes that maybe come from the saddles when I play in certain spots, haven't quite worked it out yet. Pickups are lovely.

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:o Wow it’s stunning! How would you describe the pickups sound?

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Tafarel » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:18 am

Gawd, that's gorgeous! The black pickups work with the dark fretboard so well. Is it ebony?
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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by underscore ego » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:39 am

kgbAttack wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:10 am
:o Wow it’s stunning! How would you describe the pickups sound?
They're the hand-wound ones you'll find on other recent CS jazzmasters. I've never been great about all the terminology but they sound really open and dynamic compared with other guitars I've had. The bridge pickup is sitting not especially high to my eye and it isn't icy at all.
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Gawd, that's gorgeous! The black pickups work with the dark fretboard so well. Is it ebony?
It's rosewood - I think they likely sorted for dark.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by tamerofbantha » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:04 pm

i also have a team built 58 custom shop. they are fairly straight ahead specs. i believe the board radius is 9.5. i swapped out the RSD bridge for a stay trem. i think i prefer the RSD bridge just slightly in terms of sound, but i need to get my hands on a set of jewelers' files to get rid of a bur inside one of the saddle grooves.

according to the cert of Auth this one left factory in 2016.

i don't even like sunbursts usually but this one has something interesting about it. Fender even gave it the super dark brown outerburst on the edges. i have been told this is a vintage accurate detail, but i think i would prefer it either way.

the factory setup was as close to perfect as i have ever experienced. all in all, i am pretty happy with it. as the poster above me indicated, they really did a great job with the pickups on this model.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Meriphew » Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:36 am

All of these look great. I'd also love to see Fender sell these RSD bridges.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Tafarel » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:51 am

tamerofbantha wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:04 pm
i also have a team built 58 custom shop. they are fairly straight ahead specs. i believe the board radius is 9.5. i swapped out the RSD bridge for a stay trem. i think i prefer the RSD bridge just slightly in terms of sound, but i need to get my hands on a set of jewelers' files to get rid of a bur inside one of the saddle grooves.

according to the cert of Auth this one left factory in 2016.

i don't even like sunbursts usually but this one has something interesting about it. Fender even gave it the super dark brown outerburst on the edges. i have been told this is a vintage accurate detail, but i think i would prefer it either way.

the factory setup was as close to perfect as i have ever experienced. all in all, i am pretty happy with it. as the poster above me indicated, they really did a great job with the pickups on this model.

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Image didn't come through. I, for one, would love to see it.
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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by tamerofbantha » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:27 am

ugh i am a total n00b to this board. my apologies. if i ever take this guitar apart, i will post more shots and use a higher res phone cam.

i dunno how to embed images but this URL should work

https://i.imgur.com/aaTS3a7.jpeg

Tafarel wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:51 am
tamerofbantha wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:04 pm
i also have a team built 58 custom shop. they are fairly straight ahead specs. i believe the board radius is 9.5. i swapped out the RSD bridge for a stay trem. i think i prefer the RSD bridge just slightly in terms of sound, but i need to get my hands on a set of jewelers' files to get rid of a bur inside one of the saddle grooves.

according to the cert of Auth this one left factory in 2016.

i don't even like sunbursts usually but this one has something interesting about it. Fender even gave it the super dark brown outerburst on the edges. i have been told this is a vintage accurate detail, but i think i would prefer it either way.

the factory setup was as close to perfect as i have ever experienced. all in all, i am pretty happy with it. as the poster above me indicated, they really did a great job with the pickups on this model.

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Image didn't come through. I, for one, would love to see it.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Tafarel » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:05 pm

I, too, am not a fan of sunburst, but with that guard it's lovely.


Place the img /close img brackets on either side of the URL like this:

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by tamerofbantha » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:06 pm

here are some more pics for anyone interested

https://www.flickr.com/people/190193860@N04/

the neck grain is different from my other MIA / non custom shop fenders. any luthiers know if this grain indicates quarter sawn or rift sawn? just curious.

the rosewood still needs some breaking in. rosewood never feels right to me until it has a moderate amount of finger gunk embedded in it.

back to my vodka and pedialyte

godspeed you offsetters

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Tafarel » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:34 am

I agree with you on the rosewood feel. It almost develops a certain glow after it has been played that no amount of lemon oil can replicate.

BTW, these other photos really shows the almost matte-finish to good effect.

Vodka and pedialyte?
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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Jaguar018 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:25 am

Tafarel wrote:
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Vodka and pedialyte?
Wait, you didn't get the recipe when you got your Custom Shop guitar? You must bought them used.

That combo is all I've been drinking for 12 years now. It took me a while to get used to brewing coffee with the vodka and pedialyte, but once I dialed in the flavors (grape pedialyte and Skyy vodka) and the beans (organic Rwanda) I don't think I can go back.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by tamerofbantha » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:02 pm

you might be joking about your concoction, but make no mistake, i will absolutely try this. :freako:
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Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:25 am
Tafarel wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:34 am
Vodka and pedialyte?
Wait, you didn't get the recipe when you got your Custom Shop guitar? You must bought them used.

That combo is all I've been drinking for 12 years now. It took me a while to get used to brewing coffee with the vodka and pedialyte, but once I dialed in the flavors (grape pedialyte and Skyy vodka) and the beans (organic Rwanda) I don't think I can go back.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Veitchy » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:33 pm

underscore ego wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:37 am
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I love that. Looks almost like a surfburst.

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