I've already done a dry-run assembly. So - now that the body has been finished and polished, piecing my JagStang build together again should be an absolute breeze...
Fitting a neck pickup, custom-cut all-red scratchplate, and chrome control plate to my Wilko Johnson Fender Telecaster
It might seem like overkill to some - but I want to properly shield my USA Custom Jaguar body with some copper foil. While I'm at it - I can sort out a few grounding issues
Covid Lockdowns seem to be the perfect time to obsess with small details. I've been putting this off for a while now - but I'm finally going to fix some hardware to my Custom Fender USA Jaguar
With repairs and restoration on the neck and body complete - it's time to begin the re-build. Most of the original components will be replaced, but some will be swapped out as upgrades, or as new replacements for worn parts.
In building my "replica" I have to take a little bit for granted, here and there. I don't know exactly what kind of innards Jimmy's original Dragoncaster had. I've put this build together to capture the look of Jimmy's original paint job. The pickguard is as close as I can get to the spirit of the original. The pickups are hand built to capture that distinctive sound. All I can do, is take an educated guess at the wiring circuit.
Because of the close-fitting inter-relation between the scratchplate, control plate, neck pickup and bridge - the final fixing of these elements is only possible after som precision scribing to the guitar body. A few slight modifications may be required before the screw hole positions can be finalised, and drilled out.