Creamsicle: Converting Player Jag to Real Jag

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by andy » Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:51 pm

One vote for rosewood! Maple boards on jags and JMs always look bad to me.
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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by HarlowTheFish » Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:28 pm

I'll say one more for maple, that orange needs either maple (though roasted would look better than regular IMO) or ebony -- rosewood is neither dark nor light enough.

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by hexes » Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:41 pm

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couple more MM. this was 34mm depth. teeny tiny chip at the edge. this bit I bought is very dull: ran in reverse forever to get through the finish fine, but once it bit the wood... chips! not awful at all. pickguard covers it.

got the mute installed. flipped it for the first time and a screw broke flush with the body. the worst thing to possibly happen. frustrating. These were steel screws too.

I'll have to get one of those tubular screw extractors, then fill with wood and do it again. i knew the installation was going too smoothly... but! the mute worked beautifully otherwise
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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by hexes » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:51 am

HarlowTheFish wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:28 pm
I'll say one more for maple, that orange needs either maple (though roasted would look better than regular IMO) or ebony -- rosewood is neither dark nor light enough.
most instances i've seen of roasted maple would be way too orange compared to the finish for my taste.

i'll stick to quarter sawn maple or a dark rosewood for this one, but i'm considering a new neck for my strat as the frets are totally gone. roasted maple with sonic blue is gorgeous.

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by hexes » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:27 pm

took the cobain stang neck off to test, but it's like 1 mm too wide for the pocket.

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I think rosewood looks just fine.
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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by andy » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:12 pm

Hell ya it does.
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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:53 pm

Definitely rosewood. Clay dots would be cool too :)
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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by hexes » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:32 am

PorkyPrimeCut wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:53 pm
Definitely rosewood. Clay dots would be cool too :)
I wish. I'm trying to cheap out on this as much as possible. musikraft offers imitation clay at least!

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by Norrin Radd » Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:40 pm

hexes wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:27 pm

I think rosewood looks just fine.
Another vote for Rosewood- that looks great!

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by hexes » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:52 pm

Norrin Radd wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:40 pm
hexes wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:27 pm

I think rosewood looks just fine.
Another vote for Rosewood- that looks great!
agreed. almost went with a cheaper pau ferro neck. glad I changed my mind. couple days and i'll grab a neck. and maybe some gracey capri orange paint and a decal :whistle:

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by smjenkins » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:30 pm

hexes wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:27 pm
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I think rosewood looks just fine.
It's looking better than that! I love this project. :)

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by hexes » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:32 pm

smjenkins wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:30 pm
It's looking better than that! I love this project. :)
thanks. i wouldn't have done it except i had so many parts and this was the only readily available used jaguar body at the time. had planned on a refin, but this color just rules. looks great in traditional garb.

the neck is from the cobain mustang so I'll be deciding where to get a neck from soon. my car needs about $2k in maintenance so this may be put on hold.

that said: pale maple headstock or capri orange? :w00t:

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by smjenkins » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:40 pm

hexes wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:32 pm

that said: pale maple headstock or capri orange? :w00t:
When in doubt, matching headstock. :)

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by Jaguar018 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:17 pm

hexes wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:32 pm
pale maple headstock or capri orange? :w00t:
smjenkins wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:40 pm
When in doubt, matching headstock. :)
I am in the Matching Headstock Fan Club too-- especially for an exotic color like that. You could even try and get that white Fender lettering they used for Mustangs(?)

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Re: Creamsicle: spare parts jaguar!

Post by hexes » Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:40 pm

Jaguar018 wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:17 pm
hexes wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:32 pm
pale maple headstock or capri orange? :w00t:
smjenkins wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:40 pm
When in doubt, matching headstock. :)
I am in the Matching Headstock Fan Club too-- especially for an exotic color like that. You could even try and get that white Fender lettering they used for Mustangs(?)

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i do love matching headstocks and want this guitar to be a kinda sibling to my daphne/matching jazzmaster. anyone on here doing white decals? that's a good look!

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