Some high frets needed to be glued down along with cleaning up the sloppy graphite nut and this guy was playing good again. Interesting guitar with a Strat body, master volume (humbucker coil tap pull) and 3-way rotary pickup selector. No tone controls. Balls out.
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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.
1978 Fender Tele Thinline [7.6 lbs] :: neck realignment.
This Tele has the classic 70's 3-bolt neck joint and the neck was slightly biased to the treble side (the high e string was too close to the edge of the fingerboard). The bolts were loosened and the neck shifted towards the bass side to correct this. Tele Thinlines originally come with the wide range humbuckers but this one was modded years ago with Seymour Duncan SH-3 Stag Mag's with push-pull coil taps.