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My collection - Updated - that's the lot
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:15 pm    Post subject: My collection - Updated - that's the lot Reply with quote

I realised ive never really posted much of my collection, so thought I would start with the Jazzmasters. Didn't quite know where to put this, but more new than vintage, so here they are. Each of these is in a different tuning - only the brown one is in standard tuning.

From right to left:

Squier VM Jazzmaster, has a Staytrem but otherwise stock.

1964 Fender Jazzmaster, refin and a re -clear on the neck, but otherwise stock. This has the only standard Jazzmaster bridge I've had that is actually playable.

Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster. Absolutely stock

Built by me Jazzmaster. 2 piece body, finished in brown, vintage guard, mastery, allparts trem, MIJ pickups and a strat style neck. Logo by Jculpjr on Shortscale. I was going for a Nels Cline meets Elvis Costello vibe on this.
























Here are a few more, the first three, from right to left - 1989 Epiphone Les Paul Standard, bought new by my parents as a 14th birthday present, middle is an Ibanez artist from 1980, and on the left a Gibson SG Special.



















The next three, from right to left. Gordon Smith, spec'd by Benecol to be the same as a 50s Les Paul Junior, middle is a Japanese Tokai Love Rock Junior, from 2003, and on the left...well I don't know really - I found it in the local Cash Converters and I paid 90 with a HSC. It's a mahogany body with a book matched maple top and it has a pickup under the bridge. If anyone knows who the maker might be, let me know.

















Next up are the shortscales, a 73 Mustang, a 65 Musicmaster (currently with 2 pickups and the neck from my Squier Jag) and a 75 Musicmaster Bass. The two bodies are guitars in mid restoration, the white one is a 63 and the green a late 60s.


















Then two Jags and a Bass VI. The white one is about to get converted back to stock and sold, but as it sits it has the neck from my 65 Musicmaster and an aged white pickguard. The Bass VI is stock at the moment, and the Jag is a recent build - a vintage partsmaster from 65/66.















Next a 1980 hardtail Strat, refinished to natural and a 1970 SG Special











Two Teles here, a Mexican Deluxe reissue from the 2000s and a recent Squier Tele Thinline that I have converted to a baritone











A banjo, half bought because I wanted to try it out and half because I share a surname with the manufacturer. The Daisy Rock 12 string is unfinished, I haven't chosen a bridge pickup yet. It plays incredibly well.



A couple of acoustics, an Epiphone PR-5 and a Crafter 12 string that came to me with a broken neck and I have fixed it. Quite satisfying to be honest.



Three more acoustics (in a different room as they are about to go) a Tanglewood bowl back, a Samick 12 string and a 70s Eko Ranger.



And this is where they all live . The racks are a great solution, really space efficient. Unfortunately my Twin has to double up as a stand for an organ - a 60s Farfisa.






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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Collection. Whats your favourite jazzy?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a difficult question. My favourite is the 64, but I play the brown one the most. The other two are still great guitars though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really need to try and get a vintage Jazzmaster before they go into the realms of fantasy for me. It would mean selling off some mid range guitars, but it would probably be the right thing to do.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am hoping this is going to be an ongoing series - you've got so much nice stuff.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top class thread Very Happy

And man, that minty guard on white is simply divine.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice collection. Love the Dearing logo:)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
Am hoping this is going to be an ongoing series - you've got so much nice stuff.


Thanks Tim, I'll be updating this thread as and when, I realised I've had some of these for ten years or more and never posted pictures! Sorry about the quality, I'm having to use my iPhone camera at the moment


jculpjr wrote:
Nice collection. Love the Dearing logo:)


I thought you'd like it. I ummed and ahhed over whether to use the one you did, or the one HNB made for me, both are great, but I decided to go away from the Fender look as, well, its not a Fender. I made it using clear tape, a laser printer and the backing you get on self adhesive labels. I'll try and take pics of the process next time I do it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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nice set, love the refin!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickD wrote:


I thought you'd like it. I ummed and ahhed over whether to use the one you did, or the one HNB made for me, both are great, but I decided to go away from the Fender look as, well, its not a Fender. I made it using clear tape, a laser printer and the backing you get on self adhesive labels. I'll try and take pics of the process next time I do it.


Yeah I'd like to see that process for sure.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick they're beautiful! One question though; how do like the JMJM tremolo placement compared to the vintage placement? I ask because all of mine have the "modern" placement and I have no other experience to compare it to. I am in the process of stripping a modern player jazzmaster and would like to know your opinion as to whether you would recommend moving the tremolo closer to the bridge or not.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool team of Jazzies.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its like being at a Sonic Youth gig... Laughing

Cool collection Nick.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys.

Speedfish - the JMJM is a great guitar, but it does feel different from the others, I've never been sure whether it is down to the bridge or the trem placement, you don't get so much of the harmonics etc that you get from the string length behind the bridge on the others. It deals with detuning on standard gauge strings much better than a standard jazzmaster, so worth considering if you tune down.

Short answer is, I prefer the vintage placement. It's part of the character of the guitars.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful collection. Inspires me to aim for more Jazzies!

I've got a VM with staytrem, and looking to get a JMJM. I'll just have to work my way up from there!

As others have said, would love to see the rest of your gear...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are all lovely looking!

Other than the brown one, which you've mentioned is in standard, what tunings do you use?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickD wrote:
Thanks guys.

Speedfish - the JMJM is a great guitar, but it does feel different from the others, I've never been sure whether it is down to the bridge or the trem placement, you don't get so much of the harmonics etc that you get from the string length behind the bridge on the others. It deals with detuning on standard gauge strings much better than a standard jazzmaster, so worth considering if you tune down.

Short answer is, I prefer the vintage placement. It's part of the character of the guitars.


Nick, I'll leave it as is then.

Thanks,

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judging by the wider string spacing, it looks like the sunburst Squier VMJM has an American tailpiece yet a standard non-locking Squier trem plate...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great collection, curious on your opinion of mastery vs staytrem
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous.

I keep talking myself out of buying another JM, "because I have one already, dammit."

This thread isn't helping.
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