Warmoth Build: Mahogany Jazzmaster

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by agreatheight, Dec 23, 2009.


  1. agreatheight

    agreatheight Member

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    Starting a Warmoth Jazzmaster parts build and I'll be updating progress and uploading pics, I may even shoot some video and post to youtube. I have very little in the way of luthiery skills, so I expect a mistake or two, hehe. No matter what, I am expecting to have some fun!

    Prospective Specs:

    • Warmoth Superwide neck (1 3/4" at nut), mahogany (I have sausage fingers)
    • Warmoth Jazzmaster body, mahogany
    • Rosewood Fretboard, no dot on face, only side dots
    • Duncan JB bridge pickup
    • No neck pick up for now, maybe a Fernandez Sustainer down the line
    • Schaller 475 bridge, chrome (need adjustable so I can dial in the spacing to work with the PU and the superwide spacing, and I have no need for a bar)
    • Sperzel locking tuners, chrome
    • GraphTech nut, black

    I am going to stain the body forrest green (which should look interesting on the mahogany), and then tung oil the whole thing.

    Going to order next week, anyone want to make any suggestions?
     
  2. Tele71

    Tele71 Gold Supporting Member

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    Sounds cool I doing something similar keep the info coming it will be interesting.
     
  3. K-Line

    K-Line Gold Supporting Member

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    Make sure to get african mahog or something light! These bodies are heavy when you do alder so be careful you do not end up with a 12lb boat anchor.
     
  4. infiniteposse

    infiniteposse Supporting Member

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    The one suggestion I'd make is either Lollar or Novak JM pups. My 65 JM has the most amazing pups ever...I'd personally really go with whoever I thought could get closest to that magic and Lollar is my go to.

    Just my 2 cents. I'm eager to see how it all comes out!

    Good luck.
     

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