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my whitey:)

Postby torbjorn » Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:38 am

this is my whitey. i know i don't have the slanted single coils, or some other details that jake's guitar has, but it's close enough for me:) the humbucker is seymour duncan jb and the single coils are di'marzio sds-1's. the body, hardware and pick guard is made by chandler; the neck is made by my guitar tech and is ebony from madagascar. the paint job was done by a friend of mine. i removed the tone controls and have only the volume knob left(it's metal, and not the standard plastic fender one). i have more black hardware on the guitar than jake's.

the guitar sounds very much like the jake whitey, and i LOVE it!

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Postby MetalHead » Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:10 am

you could get in touch with pickguardian.com and order
a Jake-style pickguard :)
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Postby hashima » Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:25 am

MetalHead wrote:you could get in touch with pickguardian.com and order
a Jake-style pickguard :)


ja, once there is a "swimming pool" beneath this one

love it :!:

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Postby MetalHead » Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:52 am

you oughta' search for the Charvel headstock decal as well :twisted:
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Postby Avenger316 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 7:28 pm

Looks good!

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Postby dave1021 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:22 pm

In this world of you show me yours, I'll show you mine; I finally figured out how to post pictures of my whitey (with help from my wife).
It's an Alder Mexican Fender Strat body, a Mighty Mite compound radius (9 1/2-12") neck, DiMarzio SDS-1 slanted single coils, a Seymour Duncan JB humbucker, the standard strat trem has 5 springs and has been screwed all the way down (poor man's hardtail). I bought the Charvel decal on Ebay. A single volume knob and I need to replace the black toggle switch cap with a white one. Gotoh tunners and All Parts block saddles on the trem. The pick guard is from Pickguardian.com and it cost me about $75 but it's well worth it. I've been building this guitar in my head, and in practice, for about a year and a half. It ain't perfect but it is my favorite guitar. Hope you like it.
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Postby dave1021 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:33 pm

Oh , I almost forgot. Torbjorn your's looks great. You don't have to do a swimming pool rout. Mine came routed for single, hum, hum. I just routed the single out enough to accomodate the slant. In theory the more wood you can leave intact, the better the tone. The Charvel decal will cost you about $16 on Ebay. Hope you had as much fun building your's as I did mine. Don't know if I'll ever do it again as tracking down all the parts can be pricey.
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Postby MetalHead » Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:03 pm

looks good guys :)
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Postby skezza » Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:08 am

two beautifal guitars :P
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Postby torbjorn » Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:50 am

dave1021: your guitar looks great! looks just like the jake guitar. i did think about making mine look exactly like the jake e. lee guitar, but i decided i wanted SOME identity for myself. but now that i see your charvel logo on your headstock, i REALLY want one on my own! i see i can get it on ebay. how do i put it on? is it some kind of sticker?

are gotoh tuners the best ones around? i have this gibson explorer and i want to change the tuners on that one.

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Re: my whitey:)

Postby Moose6 » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:31 pm

Sprezel locking tuners are the best around IMO.

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