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.
More essential body prep, before the enforced lay-off for my upcoming eye op. This time it's sealing and fine sanding an Ash Jaguar body.
The first stage of fine-finishing this swamp ash Jaguar body, is to apply a grain filler - followed by careful flat-sanding and burnishing
Another Jaguar project. This time - to mop up a few more spare parts, and to act as a sort of "partner" to my in-progress, Candy Apple Red, Custom US Jaguar.