Creamsicle: Converting Player Jag to Real Jag

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Creamsicle: Converting Player Jag to Real Jag

Post by hexes » Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:09 pm

had all spare parts to assemble a jaguar but a body and neck. snagged a MIM in Capri Orange for a decent price.

parts list: original 60s mute, AVRI vibrato, AVRI plates, switchcraft switches and jack, CTS pots, MIM player body, squier jag pickups (for now. neck is fine, bridge is overwound and not good) and fender strap pins with black felts.

Jan 7 edit: halfway done. need a neck, some woodwork, shielding, and final wiring. Broke a screw testing the mute assembly :fp: will need to extract and fill, but super excited to have the mute in here.

Jan 22 edit: assembled with USA jag neck on page 4! almost fully complete, waiting on conversion bushings. can't believe it's been almost a month.

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Re: spare parts jaguar!

Post by Teebz999 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:51 am

Nice! What neck are you going to be putting on it?

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Re: spare parts jaguar!

Post by hexes » Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:21 am

Teebz999 wrote:
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Nice! What neck are you going to be putting on it?
undecided. part of me wants a GOOD neck for a change. we are locked down so i can't spray any finish on a custom or have a tech do fretwork. something like a MIM neck would be the easiest and cheapest, though.

considering musikraft but I have no idea what neck shape to go for. then i need a decal & finish blah blah blah...

really want dots and binding and a darker rosewood. pau ferro is too orange for this body.
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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by hexes » Mon Dec 28, 2020 3:01 pm

all that's left is a neck, and mounting screws for the vibrato. can't wait for the body to arrive so I can get it populated and woodwork started.

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by marqueemoon » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:10 pm

Sweeeeeet. I love that color.

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by hexes » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:33 pm

marqueemoon wrote:
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Sweeeeeet. I love that color.
I wanted the duo sonic something fierce when it came out. I'm pretty excited.

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by mackerelmint » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:57 pm

This was the right decision. Nice one.
This is an excellent rectangle

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by smjenkins » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:57 pm

I love that color too. Excited to see this one finished. I'm interested to see where the other two bridges will go. :P

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by marqueemoon » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:05 pm

hexes wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:33 pm
marqueemoon wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:10 pm
Sweeeeeet. I love that color.
I wanted the duo sonic something fierce when it came out. I'm pretty excited.
Thinking hard about doing a Capri Orange parts JM with Fralin Big Singles, but it will have to wait.

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:10 pm

I'm about to have my Tele Custom refinished in Capri Orange. Amazing color. Excited to see this come together!!
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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by hexes » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:14 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:10 pm
I'm about to have my Tele Custom refinished in Capri Orange. Amazing color. Excited to see this come together!!
my buddy's band mate has a wide range telecaster in capri orange. it looks GREAT.

edit: i was wrong, he has a wildwood thinline in orange with tv jones. also stunning looking, but capri seems a slight shade lighter.
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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by hexes » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:17 pm

smjenkins wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:57 pm
I love that color too. Excited to see this one finished. I'm interested to see where the other two bridges will go. :P
one is from my bass vi (now a staytrem), the other is from my lacquer JM (now a mustang.) I like the mustang bridge better so they're just hanging out. considering adding a vibrato to my baritone JM and installing one of those bridges.

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by hexes » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:38 pm

mackerelmint wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:57 pm
This was the right decision. Nice one.
thanks! hoping the body accepts the classic jag chrome plates without too much fanfare (rhythm circuit needs routing, pickup selector plate may need some more wood to bolt to. pickups may get some shim support).

I wanted it tahitian coral eventually, but the more I look around my house the more I realize I love this shade of orange (so many little furniture details in this color I forgot about).

so maybe i'll save the coral for a xii...

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by hexes » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:53 pm

found my vibrato. the plate is damaged so I ordered a new one. see below for updates. need access to a router for rhythm circuit. will wire up without it for now.
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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by hexes » Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:12 pm

HERE WE GO. Here's what is needed to turn a player jaguar to a real jaguar:

Rout the rhythm control cavity somewhat thusly (gold lines) or use a Jag template; rout or dremel for bass side of bridge pickup that touches the body; add mute plunger and screws; fill and re-drill pickguard screws; fill and rout pickup cavities OR add 5mm spacers underneath the pickups and add some front and rear support to keep the pickup in its place within the pickguard hole.

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