This killer Japanese Jag has been in the shop a few times before. One time for a Mastery Bridge install, Lollar pickups installed and again for a Curtis Novak middle pickup install (here and here). Now it's back in for some finishing touches including new tuners, a Mastery string tree and a Mastery Vibrato (with UFO tip). All I can say is that this is one of the best, most versatile guitars I've worked on. The player that owns this guitar is a monster and I love hearing him play it when he brings it by. Dammit, now I need a 3 pickup (Lollar / Novak) Mastery Jag!
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Installing a middle pickup :: 1997 Fender Jaguar [8.9 lbs]
A made in Japan Jag in for a middle pickup installation. This guitar has been in the shop a few times before to remove a Buzz Stop, replace a Tuneomatic with a Mastery bridge and swapping out the pickups for Lollars.
Adding a middle pickup involved routing the pickguard, copper top shield and the body (prep photo here). The low-cut / strangle switch was moved to a Bourns 1 meg push-pull pot that replaced the stock tone pot. The original Lollar neck pickup was moved to the middle position and a new Curtis Novak went up front. All pickups are selected via the three-switch plate.
This setup sounds incredible. Wow.
Adding a 3rd pickup :: 1996 Fender Jaguar
Stripping down and prepping for a middle pickup installation on a 90's Japanese Fender Jaguar. The new pickup is a Curtis Novak, the other two are Lollars.