ShortScale Forum Index www.shortscale.org
Head 'n Neck Above
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
UploaderUploader   ShortScale WikiBuilder

Cracked Out Jaguar Project

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
dub
.
.


Joined: 20 Aug 2008
Posts: 1478
Location: WGTN, Aotearoa

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:05 am    Post subject: Cracked Out Jaguar Project Reply with quote

This came up for sale locally (with some rather high contrast images masking the repainting... aha).

I've never had a guitar with the classic jag/jazz tremolo, so I'm going to throw together a cheap jaguar.

The body (apparently homemade, decent wood though) is a mess, looks like it was originally intended for humbuckers and the bridge has been moved forward (longer scale)?
The contours have been reshaped and the post holes filled then the bare parts painted over in creme paint.

Neck is from a Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar. Came with an allparts trem, Mustang bridge, red tort guard.

I'm going with Jag pickups, probably four-way tele wiring (Neck, Bridge, Series, Parallel), one vol, one tone, 1 meg pots. Will omit the rhythm circuit/strangle switch. Parchment guard.
Will see how I like it before considering a refinish/more complicated wiring.


Hidden: 



Glued in bits of wood to attach the jag pickguard + pickups...





Last edited by dub on Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:55 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Zack
.
.


Joined: 09 Nov 2008
Posts: 699
Location: Chicago

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man, those routes look pretty rough, manageable I guess.

This seems like a good place to try out a refinish, can always strip and try it again right? Might be worth trying to redo the routes too but up that seems like a pain. Hell maybe even replace the route with a pool?

Good luck man!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
visceral
.
.


Joined: 09 Oct 2014
Posts: 73
Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a fun project!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jmmc
.
.


Joined: 23 Jul 2012
Posts: 60
Location: London, UK

PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what a mess! just bring her back to life!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
dub
.
.


Joined: 20 Aug 2008
Posts: 1478
Location: WGTN, Aotearoa

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It lives. Sort of.




Need to swap the pickups (stuck the bridge in the neck aha)... and chisel the switch deeper to fit the tele switch (hence the tape). Lots of setup crap to do properly but I was impatient just to string it up and see if it was a total wreck.

The pickup mistake will work out better, since I can just flip the pickups and switch around without any rewiring, so it'll be Neck-Parallel-Bridge-Series, which makes more sense to me than what it would have been (Series-Neck-Parallel-Bridge).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ShortScale Forum Index -> Guitar Projects and Tech/Set-up All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Anti Bot Question MOD - phpBB MOD against Spam Bots
Blocked registrations / posts: 622762 / 0

Guitars at Musician's Friend

Help support this site by clicking the above link!