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Jazzlemacaster body on the way

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by TigerG, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. Joe Gagan

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    ok, i like the look of that as well. the location of the strap button would not work for me tho. is that a real guitar? a few years ago i explored the reverse with a firebird, trying to make a sort of jazzmaster inspired thing out of a righty reverse firebird:

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  2. TigerG

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    A shot in the sunlight

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    A pickguard mockup in place for amusement during the cold-weather finish-work hiatus.

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    Nice!

    5.1 pounds is actually a little on the light side for an ash body in that huge "bass sized" configuration. I've seen those around 6 pounds.

    When you add the heavy bridge on there, no question it will be a pretty hefty guitar.

    I like the pickguard, but keep tinkering and trying shapes - even if you go back to this one. Helps to have the conviction you chose well, IMO.
     
  6. TigerG

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    Thanks Boris. Good suggestion about the pickguard, I didn't think of tinkering with the shape beyond looking at pics online of other Jazzcasters & Telemasters. I do like this shape a lot--which is courtesy TDPRI member etype BTW--so I made a plywood template and have it all ready to go when my router bearing bits get here from Stew Mac. This will be my first venture into cutting a pickguard.


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  7. Ira7

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    I freaking love that guard shape. The most unique and smooth looking profile EVER! A+++.

    What color/material will you be cutting?

    I just cut my first guard with a blank from China. Just used a jigsaw, fine file and sandpaper...but no edge bevel.

    I know I would screw that bevel up, so I didn't even attempt it.
     
  8. TigerG

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    Thanks, I wish I could take credit for that shape, but that goes to etype.

    I'm going with a 3-ply tortoise shell, so I gotta do a bevel. If not, I probably woulda used the same approach you did, but for the bevel I had to go the router rout and invest in the bits.
     
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    My router bits arrived so I had a go at an old Engelbert Humperdinck record for practice. Likely I'll need to tweak the neck and bridge pockets, so I'll use Engelbert for that, then modify the template if necessary.
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    That's nicer, TigerG!
     
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    Thank you sir! I spent a lot of time on it as I was going to use it for my Jazzcaster, but then I decided to go naked. I am not an architect, but I designed my own house and had to learn CAD to do it. So pulled out the old CAD program and came up with this. I am just so happy someone will get some use out of it!!!

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    Here is how mine ended up:
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    But I cannot take full credit, I was inspired by this pic I found via Google (it may have been at TDPRI even).
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    Still spraying as weather permits, and getting the pickguard dialed in in the meantime.

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    I like it, but needs reverse headstock.
     
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    After many months of primering, painting, sanding, re-primering, more sanding, re-spraying, re-sanding, dent filling, more painting, more sanding, fixing chips in the edge after de-masking, more spraying, more sanding--with stretches of drying time and watching the skies for good spraying conditions interjected between all these other steps--today was the big day when I got to start spraying the clear.

    Reason enough to post some new pics, I figure. Well, that, and the fact that a lot of my earlier pics of the painting process have been reduced to little red x's.
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    Man oh man!

    But I gotta build my Mandocaster first!

    That design with color scheme is turning me on, but at my age, getting turned on is dangerous!
     
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    17 days after spraying the last clear coat, it's wet sanding time.
    These photos don't really put across how it looks after hitting it with 1000 grit, but hey, it's still a good excuse to post something.


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    Polishing to a mirror gloss. It looks like candy.

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    Looks like a candy.
    Very nice!
     
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    Neck and body meet for the first time:
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    With pickguard and bridge set in place for a peek at the final look:

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    Gonna let the lacquer cure out for another week or so though before really putting the parts in place.
     
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