Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by gtrplr71, Feb 5, 2017.
Just finished this:
What Jazzmaster pickups did you use?
A set of Timbo, alnico V, vintage spec'd.
Got my strat refinished by MJT and I love the color and light relic. It's at my luthier now getting assembled and set up. Can't wait to get it back!
I REALLY like this one a lot! What color is that? Can you tell me about the knobs, pickup covers, and pickguard - what color they are and where you got them?
It's a Fiesta Red, but its almost into Coral territory. The pickguard is a Lashing mint green celluloid guard. I bought unaged, but sat it out in the sun for a couple of afternoons to let it age a little. The knobs and covers were parchment aged by Mark Foley (fatboy), but I believe he has stopped plastics and solely focuses on building pickups now. The neck is a musikraft that was tinted with transtint and cleared over.
A lot of what you're probably liking is that light red combined with the light mint. They work really well together. The lime green mint guards don't work as well IMO
Thanks for all that! Yes, you’re right - that red and light mint look fantastic together. But not only that, the plastic looks perfect against the pickguard. Basically, it’s all the right colors for everything!
I'm a stickler for that stuff. I can't stand when stuff is overaged or worse done with shoe polish and crud. I haven't heard any of Mark's pickups, but his aged products are defintiely missed. I haven't found anyone that makes anything as good yet.
Charcoal Frost MJT alder body, Allparts maple neck, D Allen 60s RnBs and Wudtone trem block
Now That is cool!
did this one 6 years ago, sorry for the bad pictures...they're 6 year old too....can't take any new pics, as the guitar is on permanent loan with my bands singer.
MJT "Robben Ford" 1960 Tele
Absolutely gorgeous! Is the neck completely rosewood?
'56 style Stratocaster 1-pc. swamp ash, Allparts V neck, Done Mare Formvar 50's pickups, tricked out tremolo.
Korina Tele action about to go down...
It is, yeah. That's why I had the headstock painted, to sort of hide that fact and make it look like a more normal 60's-style Tele.
Aside from being rosewood (and having stainless frets), the neck is otherwise authentic mid-60s spec: veneer fretboard, 7.25" radius, 1-5/8" nut width, MOP inlays top and side, narrow 12th fret inlay spacing, etc.
That is EXACTLY what I want to build, thanks for showing it!
Nice! How do you like the formvar 50s? Deciding between those and the Junior Watson’s for my build.
I love the Formvar 50's they are glassy and the have that spank when you dig in. They also have amazing quack in 2 & 4. I haven't tried the Jr. Watson's, but I have Rockin' Robbins in another Strat and I really like those too.