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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Ironwolf, Jul 31, 2020.
A definite beauty! I really like that. Congratulations on the new guitar!
How’s the neck width at the nut ?
That’s a righteous looking guitar.
Well done, surf brother. I can't say much more than that due to record company dictates and because 'm shy.
But seriously...I recently acquired a 60s Lacquer Jazzmaster (MIM). The enterprising owner had the headstock repainted to match the body even though matching headstocks are the most hotly debated item in the offset world and at the aforementioned Offset Guitars forum. Personally, I love 'em if only for the sheer gaudiness of it and to differentiate them further from Strats and Teles.
I THINK I got one of the last rosewood-fretboard generation guitars. It wasn't a make-or-break for me but nice to have and of course looks fab.
Ironically, I owned a US-made Johnny Marr Jaguar before buying the Jazzmaster. The Marr specs were appealing - fewer confusing switches, collet for the trem arm, etc. I also thought the 24 in scale would be a nice change and a better choice for me as I'd moved from Fenders to Gibsons and was on the way back to Fenders.
Although I have no issues with them now, the Jazzmaster pickups always struck me as massive and bulky even if I understood the reasons why. The Jaguar's more narrow, Strat-like pickups were more visually pleasing and iconic from photos of Carl Wilson, The Lively Ones, etc.
I had/have a love/hate with the Jaguar's (in)famous tendency to have plucked notes decay quickly - as above, it's in the DNA of surf music but still takes some getting used to.
In the end I installed a Tusq XL nut a) because I use them on most guitars and b) because I had issues with the stock nut slots.
I'm still waiting on an explanation for why Fender took the lock button off the tailpiece assembly even if it wasn't used all that often and wasn't that effective when it was.
Nice axe. Good luck
If you like how it looks, plays and, feels, You WIN!
Sound/video clip or it didn't happen...just sayin'. Nice score!
Bonus points for Daphne Blue and cats!
Nice! Love those block inlays, wish my Jazzmaster had them...
The cat likes it, so you should be fine ...