There are so many things to catch up on, at the moment. Time to start putting my newly-finished Jazzmaster together – with a couple of Staytrem upgrade options
Custom Fender Jazzmaster. Shielding the body cavities – Installing a brass shielding tub, and plates
Shielding a Fender Jazzmaster body with copper foil together with the, more traditional, brass plates and “tub”.
A few “gentle stretches” to get back in the groove after my eye operation. Easy jobs at first. First off – I’m fitting a set of Gotoh tuners to a Fender Jazzmaster neck.
Polishing up the nitro clearcoat on a repainted, Fender Squier J. Mascis Jazzmaster body. The original “Antique White”, body has been re-finished in a custom “Candy Apple Red”. (Translucent Red over “Shoreline Gold”).
Spraying a nitro “Candy Apple Red” colour coat onto a refurbished Fender Squier J. Mascis Jazzmaster body.
Finding a way to apply a really smooth and consistent metallic basecoat, for a Candy Apple Red re-finish job, on my Custom Fender Jazzmaster
I’ve finally had a chance to polish up the re-finished Jazzmaster body. To be honest – I think there are a few issues. Back to the drawing board?…
Shielding my Jazzmaster with a home-made brass tub might do the job in traditional style – but it’s harder than it looks.
Shoring up, and refinishing the tiny crack in the Jazzmaster body is a fiddly and lengthy process. Little and often, is the key to getting through it.
Sometimes – I just can’t help myself. It’s a disease. The paint job on this Fender Squier Jazzmaster body isn’t so bad – but then again, I just know I can do better. And while I’m at it – I can try and stabilise those little splits in the paintwork too.
I tend to flit from project to project. That way – I can usually find something to do – even when things are drying, or if I’m trying to source components. This time of the year is never too favourable for jobs requiring lacquering – but then, Brexit and Covid-19 lockdowns are also causing their own problems. Perfect time to kick off a new build…