Pawn Shop Offset Special

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  1. Dyloh

    Dyloh TDPRI Member

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    Does anyone happen to have any information in regards to the Pawnshop Offset guitar? Maybe even a template for the body?

    Is it a hollow body? Is it just a F hole Strat skewed a lil bit towards a Jazzmaster?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
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    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    do you have a picture of one to give us any Ideas?
     
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    Dyloh TDPRI Member

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    Sorry, silly to have not posted pics. Here ya go.
     

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  4. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

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    It looks like a mashup of a Strat, Jazzmaster and a bit of a Thinline thrown in. I think you may be on your own as I can't see any plans online but what I'd do is take a Strat plan and overlay a Jazzmaster plan and see what you come up with. It is semi-hollow from what I've read.

    https://www.musicradar.com/reviews/guitars/fender-pawn-shop-offset-special-570460

    "Living up to its name, this Fender features an original body outline that combines Strat-style double-cutaway horns with a significantly sloping waist and lower bouts borrowed from the Jazzmaster."

    "As well as its all-new sleekly contoured shape, the alder body incorporates a single long f-hole. This confirms the semi-solid construction, which helps keep overall mass to a meagre 3kg."

    So it's capped and the challenging part would be the arm contour and belly cut..

    If you build it post it. It would be an interesting build.
     
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  5. RiversQC

    RiversQC Tele-Meister

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    I like it. I don't know for sure but I expect it's just an f-hole strat with a more offset shape. That heel end is different.

    I've had some success making my own templates from online pictures where none are otherwise available.
    1. Find a good quality head-on shot of the body
    2. Convert to a pdf. Use Adobe to measure the dimension of the image (eg. Might be 4.3" across as a pdf).
    3. Re-scale the pdf to desired size. Ideally someone will have listed an accurate length or width measurement, or I'd guess same width as a strat.
    4. Print the pdf as a tile/poster.
    I did a f-hole strat last year by measuring and terracing a smallish pocket. Took some time to figure out -- make a good locating template -- but not that hard :)

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