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...
Swapping out the nickel hardware on a Fender '65 Re-issue Jaguar neck, for a replacement set, in gold.
The latest incarnation of my Jimmy Page "Dragon" Telecaster project build. I'm seriously running out of upgrade options now...
My Gold-leafed, Hardtail Stratocaster is complete. It's a true "Covidcaster", and has helped sustain me through Lockdown - but I must admit - I think I did this more for the experience, than from ever actually wanting "the bling".
The upgrade to a Fender "Jimmy Page Signature" custom neck, finally completes my "Dragoncaster" project build, in some style.
Things are beginning to grind with the third UK Covid lockdown. There's precious little to keep me occupied on my various projects. It's times like these when simply fitting some tuners is enough to entertain.
Fitting the scratchplate, is when the look of the guitar really starts to come together. But with the test fit - there's something not quite right...
After swapping out the original HOSCO neck, for a Fender neck with a rosewood fingerboard - the "Dragoncaster" somehow looks and feels a whole lot more authentic. It might not be a Vintage '59 slab board - but it does have something of the essence, and it finally finishes the build off properly. Time to wrap another project up.