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Everything posted by wadeaminute

  1. Super-Sonics are 24" scale, not 24.75". The neck pocket is unusual, yes. You would have to make the body and the neck from scratch. The bodies are small, too. Not just a flipped Jaguar. I think that I would start with a stock 24" neck and make a body to fit. I wouldn't try to replicate the joint. Once you have the neck and the body, the parts should be easy. I wouldn't use a Strat trem.
  2. My white one has a Dimarzio PAF in the neck and a Tone Zone in the bridge, which accomplishes exactly what you want. The one thing I haven't tried yet that I would like to is TV Jones Power'Trons. But you would need a new pickguard.
  3. And it is done. Back view. Notice that it is hard-tailed, with a ferule block, and a gold strat jack. With its four brothers and some cousins.
  4. Partially for the weirdness. There is a stealth factor (where is the jack?). It is angled so the cable goes over the strap and into the guitar. Someone else did it first on a blue sparkle one. I was looking to do something different, and this idea won.
  5. I'm almost done #5: As promised above, it will be a coral pink, esquired SuperSonic. Strat jack on the back, left-hand tele bridge, all gold hardware, white pearl pickguard, custom Sperzel gold / pearl tuners.
  6. I didn't measure the necks, but my memory of the Jazzmaster neck was that it felt both slightly narrower (width) and rounder (depth) on the back at the first few frets. I'm getting used to the Jaguar's neck now, and it is OK, too.
  7. They are not conversion necks. I checked, as I have a Super-Sonic body and a Strat neck laying around here. And the neck mounting holes aren't even matching, as the Super-Sonics don't have the standard rectangle neck plates. It won't work. Here is a picture of my family - including four Super-Sonics (the fifth is in parts under the Mustang Bass) and a Strat.
  8. I tried both today (and I liked the Jazzmaster neck shape), but went home with the Fiesta Red Jaguar. Very happy with it. I might put a tele bridge and pickup on it at some point, but it works pretty well stock. (This makes 16 guitars.)
  9. I don't know if you could put a 24" scale neck on a 25.5" body. Hmmmmm. The neck I have is a conversion neck, so it works. The longer bolts were needed because I didn't shape the pocket to fit the neck heel.
  10. The necks are different, as the Xavier has a Strat heel. A local luthier told me to slap it on anyways. The holes did not line up, so I made new ones. No problem. I did have to buy longer saddle bolts to get the saddles closer to the pickup for proper intonation. 24.75" scale works fine. Guitar is super-light, too.
  11. I got one and modified it. Love it. Weighs nothing. Feels and sounds great. Squier 24.75" thinline conversion neck, new pickguard. Esguar.
  12. Interesting. I hadn't thought of that. Hmmmmm. What is missing? I ordered a new Squier Jaguar in Fiesta Red today. I'm building a Coral Pink Super-Sonic as an Esquire. I still need a Daphne Blue guitar. And a small hollowbody, maybe (Gibson 339 or White Falcon Junior). Time to start the amplifier pile, I guess.
  13. The White Penguin Billy Bo has landed and joined its new family. Heck. Yeah.
  14. Now on the Squier site: Jaguar Jazzmaster Two colours for each.
  15. So, here is the leaked ad for the new Squier offsets: I approve. Strat jack plate is the only downside for me. If I would have been asked what I would like to see from Squier for 2011, it would have been a 24" scale Fiesta Red hardtail guitar. So, win for me. I'd order one today. Put a tele bridge plate on it, BG1400 PU, set it up as an Esquire, make a new pickguard for it with no neck pickup and no three-way switch. Put the jack plate on the side or in the pickguard and slap a sticker over the Strat jack plate hole. Done. Prediction on other colours? I'm hoping Daphne Blue Jaguar, too.
  16. Thanks. The WP Billy-Bo was acquired for a big chunk of $$$ (code: each $ costs about $1000). Still, slightly less than they were selling for new. The cool thing about this one is that of the 40 of these made in the last three years, this was the one from the first batch of eight that the gentleman that first ordered them picked for himself. So, in my mind, it is #1. He's sending documentation to me that will confirm as much. Other Billy G. project: I have a Super Sonic that I'm building as an Esquire, complete with custom SD BG 1400 stacked tele / esquire pickup. I called SD directly, and the lady that took my order said that it would be no problem to make me one, as she was making a few for Billy that afternoon.
  17. Not a great picture, but here is my blackguard, surf green, Jag-bastard. 24.75" scale, Squier Tele Thinline neck, Xavier body. Lightest solidbody guitar that I've ever picked up. And this one, my dream guitar, arrives this week. The first one from the first batch. White Penguin Billy Bo.
  18. Fourteen now that I've built a Jagbastard - well, it is in progress. An XavierXV JT90 in Surf Green with a Squier tele thinline neck. The neck is a conversion neck, so the guitar now is a 24.75" scale machine. Pulled out the mini-humbucker and will be making an Esquire-like black pickguard for it. And will remove the knobs and switch and hook the pickup straight to the jack (using a tele control plate with no holes). Well, I probably will put a momentary switch in there. Guitar was $194, neck was $149. (notice the extra silver Super-Sonic at the bottom: next project)
  19. I did say that I only had five Super-Sonics, yes? How could I possibly spare one? I've actually been bidding on more. I'd like another white one to modify into a White Penguin (already have the pickguard).
  20. They have been selling for around $630 on eBay for a while now. The last one went for just over $400 (a white one). They seem to come up about every two weeks. My fifth one, which I bought as a box of parts ($350), is a long-term project. It's becoming a coral / fiesta red Esquire. I have the proper Re-Ranch paint. Ordered the BG-1400 from the SD custom shop this week. The lady who took my order said that she was making mine at the same time as a couple for Billy Gibbons. I'm going to fill the cavities with wood and start from scratch. String-through Tele bridge, 4-way Esquire controls.
  21. I played the Jaguar, the Jazzmaster, and the Tele Blacktops yesterday. Didn't like the necks on the Jaguar and the Tele, but the Jazzmaster felt right to me. Two distinct tones on the Jazzmaster, which was cool.
  22. Nope. Venus and Venus XII both 25.5". Does anybody make a 12 string 24"? I've never heard of such a thing. My Squier Tele Thinline is a 24.75", which is nice. My least expensive guitar, but my favourite to play lately. Actually, now that I think about it, my Dick Dale acoustic is a 24.75", too. Only my Strat and my Venus XII are full-sized.
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