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PhiloB

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NGD - sorta
« on: March 19, 2016, 11:20:29 AM »
I've been wanting an offset body guitar for a while.  A squier Jagmaster came up on Craigslist and guy took a volume pedal and a little cash for it.  I had a nice neck (roasted maple with compound radius), Gibson 490r/t pickups and a Callaham bridge from a previous build that was not in use.  Didn't realize the original tremolo was a 2 point until I got it and it is an odd size (not typical USA strat distance apart).  So I decided to DIY the bridge.  The original bridge plate seemed of equal quality/weight as the Callaham and the string spacing was the same so I broke out the router and made room the full size trem block!
The result is probably the most comfortable guitar I have.  The neck is fat (like I like'm).  The ebony fretboard feels really nice.  Compound radius makes for low action.  Alnico ii pups make for a clear and beautiful tone.  And the bridge is solid and stays in tune despite abusing the vibrato.  I'm a huge strat fan but loving this guitar atm.
I plan on replacing the tuning pegs for Grover staggered locking tuners (they'll fit the current holes and I can be rid of the red knobs!!) and I want to try my hand at Reranch spraying and change the color.  What color should I go with?


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Re: NGD - sorta
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2016, 11:43:59 AM »
I think the Jazzmaster body shape is the most comfortable ever made.

Funny I've been jonesing for a black guitar. I think it looks cool the way it is.
I'm a sucker for wood too.

How about canary yellow?
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Re: NGD - sorta
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2016, 11:58:09 AM »
Hmmm yellow, may draw too much attention...you know guitarists don't like to draw attention to themselves;)


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Re: NGD - sorta
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2016, 12:28:17 PM »
That looks great. I agree that the jazzmaster is one of the most comfortable body shapes.

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2016, 01:43:22 PM »
Hmmm yellow, may draw too much attention...you know guitarists don't like to draw attention to themselves;)
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Well if you play at church, and don't want to get stoned to death, keep it black so it will go unnoticed, or pick a pretty color so the women will relate and deem it harmless. For the pretty colors you will have to ask your wife or girlfriend or a female type human as they see the in between pretty colors like taupe etc.  (joking....kinda)
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Re: NGD - sorta
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2016, 02:12:10 PM »
Spray it in stripes! (Congratulations on NGD)

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Re: NGD - sorta
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2016, 05:05:18 PM »
Black and Yellow stripes...throw back to the 80s!


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