NGD. Blocked and bound.

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by markeebee, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Talking about guitars is a dangerous thing to do.

    I mentioned on another thread about the time I met Edwyn Collins and he let me strum his Lake Placid Blue Jazzmaster, and how it was the most lovely thing I'd ever seen, with the bound neck and block inlays. I've always preferred Jags to JMs, so I idly flicked through the net to find a picture of a similar Jag.


    An emergency offload of an SG, some pedals and a right arm ensued, and now I've got.....
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  2. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent


    2012 50th Anniversary '65 reissue Jaguar.
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  3. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    That's a beauty, Mark. I've always preferred Jags to JMs myself. There is something kind a funky about a Jag, different but very useful.

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  4. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    We’ll done! That’s a classic beauty.
  5. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    It's like the Jaguar of Dreams.

    Made in USA. 9.5 inch fingerboard radius, instead of vintage spec. Medium jumbo frets. Trem moved closer to bridge for more downforce.

    I changed the bridge to a Staytrem I had knocking around. Genuinely, this guitar now has the lowest and most consistent action of any guitar I've owned.

    I also swapped out the pickups. The originals were hotter than normal Jags, but too much is never enough so I put in a Dimarzio Virtual Solo and an FS-1 for increased firepower. Watch me twist.

    To use an old cliche, this one's a definite keeper.
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  6. section2

    section2 Synchromatic

    Dec 21, 2016
  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congratulations dude. Nice one!
  8. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Love it!!! Congrats Mark and welcome to the Jag club!

  9. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
  10. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

    Aug 15, 2008
  11. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Superb instrument !

    And if it has not the "quirks" of the usual Fender Jaguar, that's even way better...

    Sometimes ago, I studied the possibilities of a "Lefty Jaguar du Pauvre" transformation :


    ... Using the upper control plate for a Fuzz, or Overdrive or... I don't know.

    By the way, what gauge of string do you use on your Jag ?

    Congratulations ! o_O

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  12. Pcampbell

    Pcampbell Electromatic

    Feb 26, 2017
    Memphis, Tennessee
    The LPB sirens lure in another victim, but somehow I suspect you're not really complaining. Nice!
  13. Beardog

    Beardog Synchromatic

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Oh lordy thats nice
  14. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Nice one, I’m a B&B man myself. Hoping the 70s Jag I have on order delivers :)
  15. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Friend of Fred

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
  16. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats Mark,that's a beaut!:cool:
  17. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Lovely Jag, congrats Mark!
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