NGD Squier Classic Vibe 60s Jazzmaster

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by cdwillis, Mar 26, 2020 at 8:41 PM.

  1. cdwillis

    cdwillis Tele-Meister

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    I forgot to post this, so I've actually had this guitar for about a week. I've kicked myself for selling my J Mascis Jazzmaster a couple years ago. While browsing Zzounds I couldn't pass up this CVJM since they upgraded the bridge from the older Vintage Modified JMs.

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    The tortoiseshell looks way better than the older VMs pickguards, but I already ordered a replacement when I orded the guitar and I finally got it on today.

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    Everything lined up, but the bridge holes in the pickguard need filed a bit to completely fit over. I left it for now with the pickguard resting on the bridge mounting inserts. When I change strings I'll dig out my rat tail file and make it sit properly.

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    I took a minute to shim the neck and put some oil on the Indian laurel fretboard which darkened it up a bit. I would have preferred a maple fretboard to be honest, but this is a decent enough replacement for rosewood. In the future I might put one of those Curtis Novak wide range jazzmaster pickups in the bridge. The current pickups sound good, but I'm not used to all that single coil noise when I really crank up the gain.
     
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    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    Cool!

    Does it have pearloid dots?
     
  3. cdwillis

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    Looks like pearloid to me because there's a little of that figuring, but the Squier site just says they're white dots.
     
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    Happy New Guitar Day
     
  5. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

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    Big congrats! Love that pickguard!!!
     
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Nice!
     
  7. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

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    Very interested in these
     
  8. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    That pickguard on that color body is bold, I like it.
     
  9. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Doctor of Teleocity

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    How does this one compare both sound and feel wise?
     
  10. WingedWords

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    Much like my first JM. I did a whole raft of changes to everything except the neck, body, tuners and pickguard. But only because I wanted to, not because it was needed. Got me well hooked on JMs.

    Just in case you haven't spotted it, this thread is a mostly helpful source of information.
    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/jazzmaster-owners-club.303048/

    And here's my VM with its AO chum.

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    Nice guitar. Congrats!
     
  12. 62 Jazzmaster

    62 Jazzmaster Friend of Leo's

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    I'm glad to see they've upgraded the bridge, the original could be a bit troublesome.

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    my Squier VMJM after a few mods.
     
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    Southpaw Tele Friend of Leo's

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    Congrats! I love my CV Jazzmaster. I’ve left it stock for now, but I dig your pickguard upgrade!


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  14. cdwillis

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    Frets are a little smaller, I guess you'd say skinnier because they're still a bit taller than vintage. The pickups are actual jazzmaster single coils vs the p90s in jazzmaster covers that the JMJM has, so I'd call them sparkly and spanky vs the JMJM pickups that had more midrange. I think I prefer this bridge design to the TOM bridge on the JMJM. This bridge actually matches the fretboard radius, not that the TOM was that far off. They forgot to pack the vibrato arm in the guitar box and I just got it in the mail today so I haven't had a chance to see if it holds tune any better with this bridge and real bone nut.
     
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    Love it! Congratulations.
     
  16. Ronzo

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    Congratulations! Pretty!

    I prefer the tort pickguard, myself.
     
  17. GreatDaneRock

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    Congrats on the new JM, it's stunning.

    I would love to have one but the position of the volume knob is a no go for me. I already had to modify my MIM Strat FSR HSS reconfiguring electronics for master volume and tone, and used the volume hole to add a mini-toggle coil split switch, replaced hB with SD JB, blah blah.

    Enjoy!
     
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