So anyway to bring you up to speed aside from learning to play a song all the way through... (Achieved here) I have also been playing with building a Guitar.
I have dabbled with re-wiring my old Peavey (Strat clone) which while I got sound to come back out of it... I now only have 1 pickup working and that goes straight to a Volume control (no tone and two useless pickups in the guitar) - but it makes noise and that was all I needed!
My good friend Les has been more productive and had a body lying around not doing anything so he gave it and some very nice pickups to me... This was the beginning of the Jazzmaster project.
|With a standard JM pickguard - which I wasn't going to use...|
I didn't want the traditional JM layout so I went for two P-90's a three-way switch, single tone and volume.
|This was to choose silver or black knobs - nothing had been fixed at this stage also I hadn't got the three-way switch|
|Birdseye Maple is a lovely wood (same wood used in my drum kit)|
|The neck is lovely both to look at and touch - can't wait to play it!|
So a VERY big thanks to Brett!
|All parts added - still need to finish the neck with some tuners and bits so I can string it up but the body work is done! (oh and some strap buttons)|
|Shiny... also flash flares (sorry) but you get the idea!|