Troy VanLeeuwen of Queens of the Stone Age signature Jazzmaster in for a setup. The bridge pickup is a Curtis Novak. I really dig the vibe of this JM. Yet another guitar that was "play tested" quite a bit before it left the shop.
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Here's a left handed 2003 Fender Deluxe Strat body with a 2012 Custom Shop neck. This came in with a very high neck set over the body. The Micro Tilt screw in the neck pocket was engaged which allows you to quickly dial in the neck angle if necessary. I am not a fan of the Micro Tilt as it is a single screw that pushes up the rear of the neck and acts as a single-point shim. The better alternative is to use a traditional wood shim with as much contact in the joint as possible. This guitar did not require the neck to be shimmed as I backed off of the Micro Tilt and dropped the bridge down. Lefties are always a trip to play test!
A 1965 Strat reissue in to address a few high frets along with a setup. Every once in awhile I find that the saddle spring on the low E does not allow enough room to push the saddle back to it's ideal intonation point. To properly intonate these situations, the spring requires a few coils of this spring to be clipped. Sometime the G string saddle spring needs this too.
A client wanted his favorite guitar documented so I pulled it apart, took photos and wrote down some notes for him. It's a 2000 Mexi Strat body with a Tele neck that he put together.
The pickguard is loaded with Fender ’57/‘62 pickups measuring 6.42K (neck), 6.45K (middle non-RWRP), 6.45K (bridge). The middle pickup is non-reverse wound / non-reverse polarity so it is not hum cancelling in positions 2 and 4.
Some details of the audio path components:
- Master volume, neck & middle p/u tone, bridge p/u tone, 5-way switch
- 250K audio taper CTS volume pot “GTR ELEC 250KA CTS 0519”
- 250K linear taper CTS tone pots “EP4985 250K 0521"
- Sprague Vitamin Q 0.033 µf tone cap (shared)
The bridge is a Callaham Mexican Std vibrato bridge and arm.
The MIM Tele neck's details:
- Indian Rosewood fingerboard with 9.5"R
- 0.870" thick, 1-5/8" wide @ 1st fret
- 0.910" thick, 2" wide @ 12th fret
- frets 0.103" wide by 0.048" tall
- vintage style locking tuners
A reissue Tele deluxe with aftermarket Chandler pickguard loaded with Seymour Duncan APH-2 alnico pro II humbuckers in for a setup.