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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

yeah, that tele is a great guitar. Looks and plays great.

$300 of excellence.

ffffuuuu.gif i wish those japanese teles were more plentiful
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ffffuuuu.gif i wish those japanese teles were more plentiful

I think the key is to look at local music stores which always have a bunch of used guitars in stock. If you see a used strat or tele, check the back of the neck for the "made in japan" text. The example on ebay are quite expensive.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I think the key is to look at local music stores which always have a bunch of used guitars in stock. If you see a used strat or tele, check the back of the neck for the "made in japan" text. The example on ebay are quite expensive.

eggsactly. Being in nashville, im sure theres TONS of em around at pawn shops priced for next to nothing. but i dont usually find myself in those places. and themajority of music store owners here know their shit. good for them, bad for me haha
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finally finished a hand-made jazzmaster project i've been working on since october. pics:













it started out like this:


pics of the process from start to finish can be found here.
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Very cool looking Jazzmaster. Well done!

I could never figure out the controls myself.
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Very cool looking Jazzmaster. Well done!

I could never figure out the controls myself.

thanks. i honestly had no idea what the rhythm circuit exactly did so testing it while wiring it up was a bit weird. this website helped though, has an interactive jaguar and pretty much explains everything. the switch near the horn disables the normal controls and only the neck pickup will be selected. the rollers control the volume and the tone of the neck pickup if that switch is active. basically you can have two tone+volume settings for your neck pickup.
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I use the upper horn controls as a lead switch - basically, you have your normal volume controls set on 7 or 8 or something, and then when you want to solo, have the upper horn volume on 10. Then again, I've never actually used my Jaguar in a live setting, so I don't know how much I'd really use it.

Beautiful guitar, shootspeed! I have a jazzmaster project I always mean to get to (refin '62 body, custom maple neck, probably will get some Curtis Novak Wide Range buckers) but I'm always too lazy.
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Thanks for the link to the Jazz and Jag controls...mystery solved. I've always appreciated the shape of their bodies.

At the peak of my collecting days, a Pre-CBS Jag or Jazz was a grand at best and a rare custom color in near mint condition maybe $2-3K. There were so many stories of guys bringing them into guitar shows and being "crushed" that their guitar wasn't worth as much as a similar year Strat or a Tele. They all said,"When I bought it, I asked the guy for the most expensive guitar in the store and this is what I got. It should be worth more than that Strat". Oh well.....
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Shit got deleted so I'll just leave some pics!

My 2 guitars.



Rig for rehearsing with the band



Amp for homerecording and rehearsing



Great thread guys!

-V
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I sold the last guitar I have in the UK to buy the Hiwatt, so I had to borrow a friend's Yamaha to play a show with my band a few days ago. Through a modern Marshall half stack from the backline. Not the best sound or feel... or look...
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Here's my Campellone 16" non-cutaway archtop.  Short scale, Lollar CC pickup.

 

 

 

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Charlie Christian pups are awesome.
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I almost bought an original Rose Morris Rick. Very tempted, I've always wanted an old Rick, and the rarity of the Rose Morris versions makes them compelling.

Did any blues guitarists ever use Rickenbackers?
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Selling a Diamond Compressor, vintage RAT, and a Moog 102 on eBay UK if anyone is interested.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Charlie Christian pups are awesome.

Agreed. I think if they weren't so large more guys would be using them

I have a friend who finds vintage ones and some very high quality reissues and drops them into various guitars. He put one in a Mexican made Fender Telecast (a la Danny Gatton) and he said it had a full, round T Bone Walker ES-5 sound...from a solid body!

He dropped one in one of the D'Angelico reissues and used it as his main gig guitar for about a year.
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