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Building a Jag!

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by YALCaster, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. YALCaster

    YALCaster TDPRI Member

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    Well, I have a thread on this over at Strat Talk, but I decided I'd bring it over here, because maybe some of you will be interested!

    The whole reason I started playing guitar was John Frusciante, I've always loved him and his playing style. So of course my dream guitar since I started playing was his 66' Jag in Sherwood Green (the guitar from the Under The Bridge music video)!

    I've finally decided it was time to stop drooling and start working on it. So I bought a Classic Player Jaguar.
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    What I didn't know was that the tremolo had moved closer to the bridge and that the bridge would be so difficult to change. So I definitely have some work to do!

    I first started off by chipping off the top layer of poly, and pulling out the threaded thimbles that the bridge posts sit in.
     
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  2. YALCaster

    YALCaster TDPRI Member

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    To achieve this, I put a metal bit in the bottom of the thimble holes (open bottomed thimbles) and I put the studs back in and twisted until they came out.

    To fill the holes, I bought 1/2in dowel, and I drilled the holes to be 1/2 (only a hair wider) and I glued the dowel in.
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    From here all I've done is sand off that nasty orange color, but I'll spare you the picture for now!
     
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  3. Silverface

    Silverface Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

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    What's the finishing discussion?
     

  4. YALCaster

    YALCaster TDPRI Member

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    Haven't been updating this thread much, but honestly I haven't got much farther than when I left off.
    Neck came in, sanded off a good portion of the poly, and I glued some wood. I also made a template to route out the trem cavity
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  5. YALCaster

    YALCaster TDPRI Member

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  6. PixMix

    PixMix Tele-Holic

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    Did you source the paint?
     
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  7. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    I can appreciate all the trouble your going through, but did you consider trading it back for a 60's Jag with the trem in the original placement?
     
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  8. YALCaster

    YALCaster TDPRI Member

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    I bought it on reverb, and for the price, it all worked out. I was looking at the 60s model but they were out of my range at the time
     

  9. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    That makes more sense now. Is it wrong to want one with 3 pickups instead of 2?
     
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  10. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    No, it might be cool to see if it quacks like a Strat! :cool::D
     
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  11. YALCaster

    YALCaster TDPRI Member

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    That would look odd :D
     

  12. raito

    raito Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Nov 22, 2010
    Madison, WI
    A Jag with 3 pickups is a Bass VI.

    (nearly)
     
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  13. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Tele-Afflicted

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    Darn, when I saw the title to this post, I was hoping someone was building an XKE....
     
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  14. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    That was my thinking, I want to get one and add a third pickup putting the middle pup on a 3-way slider for parallel/off/series. Then I thought about moving the bridge pup to the center and putting a P90 in the bridge position.
    Now I'm thinking that I need 2 Jaguars.
     

  15. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    The Bass VI is on my list too.
     
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  16. YALCaster

    YALCaster TDPRI Member

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  17. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.

  18. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Holic

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  19. cabra velha

    cabra velha Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    I'm intrigued, not sure I would take this approach but I'm all-in seeing where it ends up.
     
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