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Question about building a Jake guitar

Postby mr_scary » Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:50 pm

I've been pondering building a Jake guitar (the white one, of course), but I can't find a parts dealer that can make a lefty body. Could someone give a few suggestions?

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Re: Question about building a Jake guitar

Postby jefnel1 » Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:46 pm

USA Custom Guitars or Warmoth will make you a lefty body - no problem.
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Re: Question about building a Jake guitar

Postby MetalHead » Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:55 pm

you could check with Mitch @ KNE Guitars as well.
He helped me when I was building my Star :D
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Re: Question about building a Jake guitar

Postby Shadow » Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:55 pm

When your finsih building your JAKE Classic Guitar, Mr. Scary if possible showcase the finish work here at JakeELee.com Website. Peace and good luck to you!

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Re: Question about building a Jake guitar

Postby MetalHead » Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:41 am

speaking of Jake guitars ...

are the strings attached to the hardtail bridge
or are they going thru the body ?

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Re: Question about building a Jake guitar

Postby jefnel1 » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:04 pm

Always going through the body. I wouldn't want a hardtail guitar where the strings attach at the bridge saddles. Those things would break all the time and sound like shit.
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Re: Question about building a Jake guitar

Postby dave1021 » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:31 pm

Speaking of Jake inspired guitars. My Carvin Bolt Hardtail kit is done and its been "Jakeified".
I replaced the stock neck with a Strat style Mighty Mite, compound radius neck.I had the body and head stock painted white.
It's got a black white black Jake pickguard from Pickguardian.com, one volume knob and a 5 way toggle switch.
As for pickups I use a DiMarzio Tone Zone in the bridge and the stock Carvin single coils in the neck and middle position. I use the DiMarzio cause I like the sound ( and if you asked him I bet that's what Jake would tell you to do. Not use something cause someone else uses it.)
I use the stock Carvin singles for 2 reasons. 1 They sound fine for single coils and 2. I ran out of money.
The body is real close to a Strat but not perfect, but close enough for me, its Alder , and it sounded great before I re-worked it. Now it sounds and plays awesome! So like I said Jake inspired, not replica.
If I get a digital camera I'll post some pic's.

Keep Rockin'

Dave
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Re: Question about building a Jake guitar

Postby MetalHead » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:45 pm

jefnel1 wrote:Always going through the body. I wouldn't want a hardtail guitar where the strings attach at the bridge saddles. Those things would break all the time and sound like shit.


you learn something new everyday ;)

now .. the body contours different in anyway from
a strat nowadays ?

the reason I'm asking is that I'm thinking about making
a "whitey" of a block of Swamp Ash the next time
I build a guitar and I was going to use the body of my
cheap-o strat copy I got years ago as a blueprint ... kinda' :)
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