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62 Warmouth/Fender Jag Build

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by panhead6zero, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Gretschie

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    redacted.jpg View attachment 76387 SO I decided it would be cool to build something after seeing E-Mans' many builds and others. I was going to go cheap"China" DIY. then I thought. Why not build something I really want. After seeing all the Man Salmon gits', I decided on a Shell Pink Fender Jaguar. For a sucky player like me, the Jag is great for Surf . View attachment 76384 DSC_0534.JPG DSC_0535.JPG I made the one piece Pick guard from .090" mint green 3 layer pick guard stock from Warmouth. Dremel and LOTS of filing/sanding! I have Gracey's paint and sealer and it still needs to be wired.
     
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  2. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

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    That should turn out mighty fine! Good luck with your build!
     
  3. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Gretschie

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    Thank you, I am hoping!
     
  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Looks good to me. Warmoth makes great stuff. You're already halfway there.
     
  5. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Gretschie

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    Thank you. I am going to use a Fender MIM neck. A local and well regarded guitar tech told me the MIM necks almost never need adjustment. It will be expensive to complete, but It will be cheaper than a real 62!
     
  6. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Looks great man, if I can do it, anyone can!
     
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  7. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Ooooh.... that is going to be really nice. Have fun with that one!
     
  8. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Cooool, i like it already. That pick guard looks great, did you channel out the body for the wires to the switches? Seems like it would be hard to get all that stuff to cooperate on a one piece guard.
     
  9. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I see you got the ReRanch spray cans. I used them before and was real impressed.
     
  10. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    I rarely see MIM Jag necks for sale, where will you get that?
     
  11. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    Winnipeg
    Where did you get the tremolo and thumb wheels?
     
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  12. Floo

    Floo Synchromatic

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    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
    There is only one thing to improve: take a scraper blade and put a bevelon the edge og the pickguard so the three layers are visible.
    Otherwise: this is looking really really good and I can hardly wait to see the finished Guitar!
     
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  13. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Gretschie

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    The body is routed for humbuckers which is good and bad. plenty of room, but I must fill the elongated holes cause that is where the shorter Jag pups mount.
     
  14. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Gretschie

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    Stratosphere on Reverb has the MIM necks. They can be pricey but it will already have decals, fretwork and nut completed.
     
  15. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Gretschie

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    I need one of those Stew Mac routers! I agree. I have a long way to go. Maybe I can find an inexpensive router bit with a roller for my drill press. I did not make a wood template. Maybe I should?! Would make routing easy.
     
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  16. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Gretschie

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    You have to buy the mini pots and wheels separately. I got them from Darren Riley and Angela Instruments. We have a scotchbrite wheel on a pedestal grinder in our fab shop. Took the black anodize off with that. I bought the Tremolo, trem arm AND the Tip from Darren Riley. Yes, you have to buy the tip separately!
     
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  17. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Gretschie

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    I am planning to solder everything in place then lift the parts to the guard. SHould be interesting.
     
  18. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Gretschie

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    Actually they are Gracey's vintage finishes, Nitrocellulose from Madisons' Music Co. I wonder if Gracey's and ReRanch use the same Nitro supplier?
     
  19. Floo

    Floo Synchromatic

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    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
    You don't need to get a router bit. Just a sharp blade and some time: pull the blade with light pressure at a 45° angle along the edge of the pickguard. With a good blade, you won't have to do any sanding, it will look even better without sanding.
     
  20. panhead6zero

    panhead6zero Gretschie

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    I don't trust myself to be that steady. I used a "hurdy gurdy" deburring tool on the Pup cutouts, so I understand your method and how clean the edge is. I am worried I would dig in too much.