Finished my Summer JM Project

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Finished my Summer JM Project

Post by schoolie » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:47 am

Well, thought I'd post these shots of my summer JM project. The body is made by Guitar Mill and I bought it finished from Ebay. The neck is a vintage-style Warmoth neck, and finished in lacquer. I put Fender PV65 pickups in it which don't sound bad..Wish I could get a new set of Pickup Wizards..ohwell.. The pickguard is from a chinese seller on Ebay, and looks pretty good for $17! Don't care for the reclicing on the body, but I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I really need to stop building them, and start playing them!


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Re: Finished my Summer JM Project

Post by pscates » Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:01 pm

This is beautiful. I was eyeing that body recently, I do believe...the see-through blonde, etc. And I wanted to do exactly what you did...the gold pickguard, etc. Such a snazzy look.

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Re: Finished my Summer JM Project

Post by schoolie » Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:34 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Finished my Summer JM Project

Post by bodhi » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:43 pm

Looks really nice! And completely accidentally kind of validates a few cosmetic ideas I had about a PJ-style bass I own, so thanks for that ;)

I was under the impression those more affordable chinese metallic pickguards wouldn't fit properly, for whatever reason... Or maybe it's just the screw holes with some particular version.
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Re: Finished my Summer JM Project

Post by pscates » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:27 pm

I keep looking at that first photo above, again and again. That might be my all-time favorite look, and I didn't even know it. There isn't one thing I'd change (and I never say that). :o

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Re: Finished my Summer JM Project

Post by schoolie » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:40 pm

Thanks so much for the kind words! The pickguard did require some dremel work around the thimble holes to fit, and some extra washers to get the roller knobs aligned. I think the color isn't bad--not as yellow as some of the other copies that I've seen.

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Re: Finished my Summer JM Project

Post by rank » Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:14 pm

Dammit. This is the exact build I have been gassing over lately & I thought I'd gotten it out of my system but now this...I guess I'm back to planning.
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