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Re: JEL allparts japan bridge + tuners... and other parts so

Postby WezV » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:44 am

well at the moment guitar building is something i do around my normal day job, making about 5-6 guitars a year. In other words i dont really have a firm pricing structure, stuff tends to be worked out on an individual basis usually based on cost of parts and the nature of the build

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Re: JEL allparts japan bridge + tuners... and other parts so

Postby WezV » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:28 am

body and neck have arrived from allparts
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i asked for normal single coil routes because i want to get this as close to a modified 74 strat as i can and warmoth wont angle the neck and middle singles, i would rather do the extra routing on this than go for a swimming pool rout. We did decide it was worth going with a 4 bolt neck join for extra stability and since we had done that we went for the contoured heel as well. the other differences are a 22 fret neck to make sure we had a rosewood board with skunk stripe and it doesnt have a bullet truss rod adjustment... yet!!!!!

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Re: JEL allparts japan bridge + tuners... and other parts so

Postby Gonzo » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:34 am

WezV wrote:body and neck have arrived from allparts


Warmoth yeah?

They look rather good, should be a sweet axe when done!!

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Re: JEL allparts japan bridge + tuners... and other parts so

Postby WezV » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:40 am

er yeah... but you knew that!! :wink:


friday afternoon and my brain is fried!!

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Re: JEL allparts japan bridge + tuners... and other parts so

Postby Gonzo » Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:41 am

I know nothing!!

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Re: JEL allparts japan bridge + tuners... and other parts so

Postby _will_ » Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:09 am

I'm in love. Want one!

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Re: JEL allparts japan bridge + tuners... and other parts so

Postby skezza » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:08 pm

I'm expecting great thinks Wez, I had a look on your website, you dont live far away from me :)
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Re: JEL allparts japan bridge + tuners... and other parts so

Postby WezV » Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:54 am

well all is going well so far!!.

the warmoth vintage modern neck comes with a head end truss rod adjustment with a walnut plug in it. Obviously it doesnt look right for what i need so i have just removed the walnut plug and installed a bullet

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the bullet wont actually replace the normal truss rod adjustment - its too short for that. best to think of it as a truss rod cover.

Its a tight psuh fit but I think i am going to have a small screw going diagonally through the hole in the end to attach it more securely - that should also stop anyone trying to use it to adjust the truss rod

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Re: JEL allparts japan bridge + tuners... and other parts so

Postby stratattack » Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:36 pm

The Wild Part is That is a Lefty!!!!
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Re: JEL allparts japan bridge + tuners... and other parts so

Postby WezV » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:33 am

it is, which means i wont be able to play it very well :cry:

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Re: JEL allparts japan bridge + tuners... and other parts so

Postby BigD » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:21 am

stratattack wrote:The Wild Part is That is a Lefty!!!!


Man that was like Buzz Kill! I didn't even realize it!

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Re: JEL allparts japan bridge + tuners... and other parts so

Postby WezV » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:58 am

well i have done the routs for the angled pickups and drilled out for the bridge

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here is the whole thing as it stands now, should be being sprayed soon and i have ordered the humbucker

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for those of you that think lefties look strange i have reversed it :wink:
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Re: JEL allparts japan bridge + tuners... and other parts so

Postby BigD » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:43 pm

Is there a reason for making a lefty? I'm guessing you already have it sold? Would it have been easier/quicker to sell a right?

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Re: JEL allparts japan bridge + tuners... and other parts so

Postby WezV » Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:06 pm

the person i am making it for is a lefty and a big jake fan - although i have always been partial to hardtail strats as well and am learning a lot about jake on this project.... i came here to research for this project so since i found out some things from here i might as well let others benefit from my experience at doing a JEL replica

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Re: JEL allparts japan bridge + tuners... and other parts so

Postby skezza » Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:22 pm

Wez, I am loving it so far, you could varnish it now and it'd still be a beautiful guitar :D
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