Post your Custom Shop Offsets

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Tafarel » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:11 am

Thanks. It's definitely my number one. I like rosewood -- both the sound and feel -- better than maple, but the daphne blue one is not far off.
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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by tammyw » Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:48 am

Let's not forget the JAZZMASTER PRO! I upgraded it with an Invader and witch hats.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by tammyw » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:30 pm

Here's an old photo of a hot trio: the rarely seen Sunset Orange Jazzmaster along with a Bright Amber Metallic Bass VI, and a Chartreuse Sparkle Dick Dale Strat.

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Post by VPO » Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:43 pm

That Jazzmaster Pro and golden Strato!

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Post by N0_Camping4U » Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:59 pm

tammyw wrote:
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Here's an old photo of a hot trio: the rarely seen Sunset Orange Jazzmaster along with a Bright Amber Metallic Bass VI, and a Chartreuse Sparkle Dick Dale Strat.

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Dick Dale fan? I hope you got the big 16 strings on it!
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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by tammyw » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:55 pm

I can't even imagine trying to use 16's. I've dabbled with 12's or 13's on other guitars, but they didn't work too well for me. It came set up for 11's though, and it plays fantastic, best Strat I own.
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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by tammyw » Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:22 am

Here's a Sonic Blue with a maple fingerboard and gold hardware. It has a small V neck profile, slimmer than any other V that I've seen, and it's absolutely fantastic.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by smjenkins » Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:40 pm

Here's a 2010 Telemaster that I picked up as basically NOS just after quarantine started. I was just going back to read the original OSG thread on the first Telemasters and it's crazy to think about how novel the idea seemed in 2008 (especially Fender innovating on an offset body style at that time) and now how normal Telemasters are.

The one thing that always stood out to me about the original CS run, that this one is from, is that none of the other Fender or Warmoth or others seem to have is a pickguard with some meat to the left of the bridge. All of the newer Fender "offset Telecasters" barely have enough width for the pickguard screw to the left of the bridge.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by tammyw » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:54 am

Neat, a Jason Smith original. They must have drawn up a new pickguard at the time, the curves are convex all the way down and it looks a little more bulging on both sides, although it doesn't follow the body lines.

The pickguard on the production "Offset Telecasters" matches the outline of a conventional Jazzmaster pickguard, so that last screw is just past where the curve changes direction.
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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:27 am

smjenkins wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:40 pm
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Money shot. That is just dead sexy. I love a good Telemaster/Jazzcaster. I have no regrets building a (Warmoth) Tele Custom. But after the years I've been playing, I think a Telemaster with a Tele bridge pickup and a JM neck pickup (possibly with rhythm circuit) would be my perfect guitar if I were to only have one.
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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by tammyw » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:50 pm

Here's a Desert Sand Jazzmaster with an added orange anodized Mastery kit.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Unicorn Warrior » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:04 pm

tammyw wrote:
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Here's a Desert Sand Jazzmaster with an added orange anodized Mastery kit.

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Wow dude. Looks great

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by tammyw » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:31 am

We lost some posts. But here is a blue sparkle with a gold guard.

This is the only "Journeyman Relic" I have, and I wouldn't get another. It originally came with a conventional bridge, but it was so horrible and grody it even left a big stain in the case, so I replaced it with the RSD-J bridge off that desert sand ^^. Replaced the tuners for the same reason. The plastics it came with were bright white but scratched and dirty, and I thought the "aged" cream color might look better, but in low light it doesn't have enough contrast with the pickguard, so I'm planning to go back to either white or a lighter ivory/parchment.

It cleaned up okay otherwise, though it still has some chips, and the finish is a little dull overall, but it's a nice guitar. It came with Lollar pickups.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by marqueemoon » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:25 am

Love the Desert Sand/black pickup covers look.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by tammyw » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:23 am

Yeah, that desert sand has a special place in my heart.

Here's a pair of white blondes. The one on the right is just a factory thin skin '59 reissue, but the left was actually my first maple-fingerboard Jazzmaster. It has that extra little snap in the attack, it felt like a big deal at the time.

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