After refinishing the neck for my blonde "Mary Kaye"-type Jaguar build - I can finally tap the neck with new bolt holes, and check the neck alignment with a gold Bigsby B5 tremolo unit installed. This is already becoming a quite distinctive-looking build...
Continuing the saga of the repair, re-fit and preparation of two Jaguar necks, for a couple of my project builds. Lacquer repairs, finishing, hardware installation, and fingerboard toning
After a prolonged lay-off - the weather's finally right for nitro spraying again. Time to catch up on some long-running repairs to the lacquered headstock, for my natural blonde Jaguar build
After deciding to swap around the necks on my Jaguar projects again - I need to swap the hardware out on this lacquered AllParts JGRO neck. There are also a few areas of damage I need to clear up...
I want a polished finish for this ash Jaguar body - but I also want a super-thin nitro coat. Here's how I achieve a high gloss in just six, *(or seven) steps.
...just call me "Four-Jags!"...
Swapping out the nickel hardware on a Fender '65 Re-issue Jaguar neck, for a replacement set, in gold.
Filling a few minor "pinholes", tinting and toning the colour coat, and applying a final clear gloss lacquer topcoat on a white blonde "Mary Kaye" type nitro finish.
A set of new, genuine Fender Jaguar shielding plates seems to be an impossible find here in the UK. Additionally - high shipping costs and import taxes means it's not exactly economical to specially ship sets in from the USA. So - why not make a set, myself, from scratch?
I've had a while to rethink my original plans for this Jaguar, and instead of a "natural", shellacked finish - I'm going to spray a "white blonde" nitro finish instead.