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BY Reg18
#840665
jimi wrote:That’s awesome, looking forward to seeing it finished.

How do you find the bound edge where a jag would usually have a cutaway?


Feels more like a 335 than a Jazzmaster but not too bad.
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BY GrantB
#840707
Looks awesome. Is there enough break angle over the bridge? Might to shim the neck?
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BY Reg18
#840719
GrantB wrote:Looks awesome. Is there enough break angle over the bridge? Might to shim the neck?


Grant did an angled neck pocket but I could always shim if needed.
BY Lostininverness
#840720
GrantB wrote:Looks awesome. Is there enough break angle over the bridge? Might to shim the neck?

I quibbled over that issue for ages. The duesenberg trem seems to put the strings high off the body, so to have a higher break angle meant the bridge was also high off the body and seemed a bit "flimsey".

And yeah, the pocket is angled to help.
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BY GrantB
#840721
Counter sink the trem :wink:
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BY Reg18
#841035
First attempt at the rub on stain, colour is looking spot on to what I wanted, might need to sand a little bit to feather it on some more.
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BY Reg18
#841048
While the stain is drying I couldn’t help myself from trying out a couple of pickguard considerations.
What do people reckon? Might go white pearloid for the pickguard colour but what shape?
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BY GrantB
#841058
The small pickguard looks the biz
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BY GrantB
#841059
Lostininverness wrote:
GrantB wrote:Counter sink the trem :wink:

I'll bear that in mind for the next one, thanks :) !


I was half joking, but I know it's been done before. That's where bigsby works well, low string take off point. The Duesey trems work so well though... work of art they are.