Post your Custom Shop Offsets

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by tammyw » Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:49 am

Here's a Surf Green Jaguar. It was just a regular off the shelf closet classic '64 to start with, but I put in Novak's lipstick pickups and cut a custom pearloid pickguard so there's no big gap around the pickups.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Veitchy » Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:51 pm

tammyw wrote:
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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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These are great. I especially love the Mary Kaye-like finish on the guitar on the right.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by tammyw » Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:27 am

This gold sparkle originally had an ugly tort guard, but it got replaced with a Decoboom.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by gishuk » Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:31 pm

Its perfect :?

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Post by smjenkins » Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:45 pm

tammyw wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:27 am
This gold sparkle originally had an ugly tort guard, but it got replaced with a Decoboom.

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I couldn't love this more. That pick guard is prefect. :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by BoringPostcards » Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:14 pm

tammyw wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:27 am
This gold sparkle originally had an ugly tort guard, but it got replaced with a Decoboom.

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I love this one a lot. It really has a unique look. You have a stellar collection, and rather good taste.
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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Mechanical Birds » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:58 am

tammyw wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 7:49 am
Here's a Surf Green Jaguar. It was just a regular off the shelf closet classic '64 to start with, but I put in Novak's lipstick pickups and cut a custom pearloid pickguard so there's no big gap around the pickups.

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I know the Japanese stuff is real goofy with their names wrt specific years with non-period correct appointments, but I notice it with American stuff too, like that neck is decidedly not what would have been a thing in 1964, right?

Either way that’s an awesome guitar though!

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by RocknRollShakeUp » Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:37 pm

Here are my two:

A Wildwood 10 Relic Ready

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A Closet Classic

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Veitchy » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:03 pm

RocknRollShakeUp wrote:
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A Wildwood 10 Relic Ready
What's "Relic Ready"? I've not heard of that finish.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by RocknRollShakeUp » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:07 pm

What's "Relic Ready"? I've not heard of that finish.
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It's sort of a Wildwood marketing thing. Basically it is a hard, thin, Nitro finish, that's supposedly more prone to natural wear and tear, therefore being "relic ready," the idea being that you ding up your own instrument more readily during normal use. Somewhat comically it has withstood dings better than my Wildwood "thin skin" Tele ;D, but I do think the relic ready has a thiner, harder coat, with less clear coat from what I can tell, but I'm no guitar finish expert.

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Post by Veitchy » Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:13 pm

RocknRollShakeUp wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:07 pm
It's sort of a Wildwood marketing thing. Basically it is a hard, thin, Nitro finish, that's supposedly more prone to natural wear and tear, therefore being "relic ready," the idea being that you ding up your own instrument more readily during normal use. Somewhat comically it has withstood dings better than my Wildwood "thin skin" Tele ;D, but I do think the relic ready has a thiner, harder coat, with less clear coat from what I can tell, but I'm no guitar finish expert.
Considering the current yen a lot of the market has for relics, I'm surprised that style of finish isn't more common.

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by RocknRollShakeUp » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:58 am


Considering the current yen a lot of the market has for relics, I'm surprised that style of finish isn't more common.
Interesting point for sure. It’s a Wildwood Spec, just like the “Thin Skin” thing... and in a sense it is like a “thinner skin” spec, for their CS line.

Their regular Fender USA “Thin Skin” line became very popular I think, which begs the question why the CS Relic Ready line isn’t as popular. Does Fender offer that line outside of Wildwood Guitars incidentally ?

What may be keeping the “Relic Ready” thing from popularity is the high prices for the Wildwood 10 CS guitars in general.

And outside Wildwood I think you’d have to special order it.

Another dealer would probably have to call it something else and order a bunch to make it economically effective, and then take the chance that their marketing is effective enough to get people to buy the guitars. Wildwood has been very effective with all their special specifications but maybe other dealers want to play it more safe.

Lastly, while I like the concept and execution, back in the day a thin, easy wearing, nitro finish would have been seen as inferior because many customers complained of pre mature wearing :blush: ... it got to the point where makers eventually went heavy polyester based paints!

We’ve come back full circle now, it would seem. :wacko: :wacko: ;D

To be clear I really like the thin, hard, nitro finish. This winter I’m really tempted to leave it in the shed overnight when it’s freezing so that it checks! :w00t:

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by smjenkins » Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:46 pm

Not mine, but I saw this on Reverb today and thought of this thread. Seems like the fanciest Jazzblaster ever.

Also interesting that a Ron Thorn offset build doesn't have the new bridge he designed.

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Post by Unicorn Warrior » Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:30 pm

smjenkins wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:46 pm
Not mine, but I saw this on Reverb today and thought of this thread. Seems like the fanciest Jazzblaster ever.

Also interesting that a Ron Thorn offset build doesn't have the new bridge he designed.

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Is that a maple body?

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Re: Post your Custom Shop Offsets

Post by Haustnótt » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:36 am

CN702066, Fender Custom Shop January 15, 1998, COA signed by John Page.

Fiesta Red nitrocellulose (no poly undercoat), gold hardware. Birdseye maple neck, 30 degrees pickguard bevel. Prototype pickups. This guitar was ordered by Dave's Guitar Shop March 25 1997, two years before the first official JM reissue, 1962 AVRI.

This has become the guitar of my life. Still close to mint condition. I use it on stage, though carefully so.

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