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So I have this body coming in to me.

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Now I have this neck coming in.

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I have the toggle plate from my Kurt Jazzy and the three hole Jag plate and upper plate. This is going to be my goal for her:

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I already put a mini On/On toggle in the middle hole between where the 1meg volume and tone will go. It will be a coil splitter for the humbuckers. The Rollers will be both 500k and be connected to both pickups so I have the option to play with 1meg or 500k's. I am keeping the TOM on it most likley. The cut switch and rhythm switch are white On/On switches. Going to dowel the stop tail and add a normal trem route.

Pickups are PAF and Super Distortion from my Cobain Jazzy project.

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The body came today. The paint finish wasn't as bad as the pictures I was given seemed. It was blue. It looked pretty nice actually aside from some runs on the front and back.

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There was some very dry tape in the pickup areas and neck pocket.

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Took her out to the garage when kids went down to nap and got to work stripping the body.

The front took two hours. There is still sealer I need to sand off.

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The back took fourty-five minutes. (Go figure. LOL)

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Still need to do the edges, but I will save that for tomorrow. Kids woke up and my hands and wrists are worn out from scraping. LOL

Tuners came in!

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I will use my Jazzmaster template to draw out the tremolo space once I get the body sanded and stop tail holes doweled.

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The body is done being stripped. I just need to finish hand sanding all the remaining crap (sealer and paint bits) before I can work on filling those stop tail holes and getting a normal tremolo routed.

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Ladies and gentlemen, we have a tremolo rout.

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First I drilled a bunch of holes to help clear out some of the wood. (I drilled 1.25 inches down so I wouldn't accidentally go too deep.)

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I routed the upper layer with my bit and then lowered it to 1 3/8 to get it to the correct depth.

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Not bad for eye ball routing! (I have bad luck with templates so I just do it by eye.) I used a chisle to sharpen the lower corners.

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I used the template I have and drilled holes for the trem. (I figured might as well do it before painting so I won't need to risk messing or marking up the paint finish.)

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Then I went to work sanding the body.

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Put some of the parts on to see how it looks. Not too bad. :)

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The neck arrived today. It looks good. The tuners were slightly larger than the holes so I had to enlarge them a little bit for the bushings and posts to fit. (Very scary drilling the holes bigger...) Fortunately it all went well. The roller is on as well.

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Only issue is since it is a US neck and the body is Japanese, the pocket is a little too big. I understand it makes no difference, so I am not too worried about it. :)

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Got it all taped off and ready to paint.

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First coat of white on it for primer.

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I wetsanded the first coat of primer. I am hoping that will help the second go on really flat so the metallic paint will look awesome. It is ready to paint now. I will spray coat two tomorrow. I should know then if I need to do a third coat or not to get it smooth.

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Got coat number two on. It will need a third and maybe fourth coat because I can still see where the stop tail plugs are a little bit. My OCD wants that flat. :)

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So all flat. :D

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And now... GREEN. Just the first coat, but looking good so far.

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One more coat of metallic green to go. :) Looking very very sexy. :D The flash is making it look dark teal, but trust me, it is DARK GREEN. :)

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One more coat of metallic green to go. :) Looking very very sexy. :-grin The flash is making it look dark teal, but trust me, it is DARK GREEN. :)

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If i ever get around to that mustang and had you do it, thats exactly the color i'd go for, with a lil bit of that burgundy burst underneath it. looks great.
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After wetsanding the first clear coat to flatten it a bit before doing more clear, I felt like drawing, so I drew a Green Goblin head in the trem rout.

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Then I colored it. (The devil is in the details. ;))

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Then back to clear coats.

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