Hey guys, reving a very old and dead thread!
I haven't been around in a very long time, I've been concentrating on uni and hence kinda drifted away from guitar. Many people are wondering how the custom jag-stang has gone, well here it is. It is finished!
Visually, it look brilliant! Nice contours and the matching headstock really adds to it's character.The jag trem also fills out the body shape a bit more and makes it look like a real business guitar.
The electronics are all finished. In the end, I went with stacked pots so I have a volume and tone control for each pickup (DiMarzio ToneZone and Fender TexMex). I had one switch wired as a pickup selector and the other to control the humbucker. The switch splits the humbucker and will put it in either series or parallel with the front pickup depending on position. In center, it acts as a normal hum. So it gives a great range of tonal options.
And the sound, well it's just delightful! There is decent sustain and the range of options with the pickup config is great. ranging from a hot blues sound to balls out rock. So definately what I wanted!
But now for the bad. Even though I'm happy Cross helped me make this guitar, it did severly mess up the fret work. All the frets are square to the right side of the neck, which is incorrect since the neck tapers, therefore all the frets are slanted making it impossible to get perfect tuning. The frets are also not level and many of them are lifting. So the main reason I haven't played it much is simply because it's not practically playable. Furthermore, a bad choice on my part was to go with tusq saddles to reduce string wear. Since the guitrar tech wired the ground to the bridge (not the trem unit as requested, grr!) I have horrible earthing problems. So when I get the cash for a new neck from Warmoth (plus some of their custom saddles) she will be ready to rock properly.
Though I don't play guitar very much and am pretty rubbish at it, this guitar isn't for sale, though I appreciate the offers. Anyway, thought I might check in, it's been a while, hope you all been doing well