Jazzmaster: Stratomaster Ovation Deluxe

Rick

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Finished the build, and have been spending the past three months bonding, and I feel it's now complete: https://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=30424.0
This post will be the parts list.  Next post I'll do some pictures and post them.


BODY
Jazzmaster Alder chambered body 3.3 Lbs.  7/8's jack side hole. Routed for three humbuckers, studs installed.  Tummy cut.  Forearm contour.                       $246

Body Hardware
Gotoh NS510T steel saddles, zinc block,  2 point trem 10.5 spacing (fits warmoth rout perfectly)          $123.50
String Saver Classic saddles with insert $0
Tremel-no $44
Rail Hammer Anvil Bridge Humbucker Chrome $71
Rail Hammer Chisel Neck Humbucker Chrome $90
I would describe this pickup set as clear, not murky, aggressive but can be dialed back, tight low end, smooth, not ice picky treble, rich in harmonics particularly in the upper mids.  They're keepers.
CTS500  500K Pot, By CTS 2 $10.00
MJ1  Mono Jack, By Switchcraft $3.00
SJP1C  Square Side Jack Plate, Chrome $5.00
S1 Pickguard Screw, Dozen x2 , Chrome $4.50
S4  Neck Screw, Set of 4, Chrome $2.60
Hipshot O Ring Guitar or Bass Control Knob, Polished Chrome $6.99
Hipshot Mini O-Ring Guitar or Bass Control Knob Chrome $6.95
Free-way 3b3-01 Switch from Vision Guitars $42.95
Wiring
bridge
bridge and neck parallel
neck
bridge and neck series
bridge and neck out of phase series (nasally)
bridge and neck out of phase parallel (slightly nasal)
All but the N and B in series are used all the time, I spend time with all five of the equally.  When I want to create mud or pummell my amp, then the sixth comes into play.  I particularly like that there are no other push-pulls or on off switches, you can get what you need with a flick of a the blace.
Dunlop dual design strap locks chrome $12.99
Felt under jack plate $0
Felt washers under strap pins $0
Blue shell jazzmaster pickguard $40

Finish Materials
I'd call this finish Translucent Ocean Turquoise with silver sparkle.  It shows off the beauty marks in the wood as well as the grain.
Finish Wudtone dye kit, T-bird (Basically Turquoise dye) plus extra bottles of pigment and a bottle of sparkles (total about 12 coats of wudtone products).  Maybe could've used more sparkle, but right now it's enough, like oooh, what's that! rather than overwhelming like a flake.                                    $65
Tru-oil (about 23 coats, ) $6.99.
Mushroom buffer and swirl remover $25.00

NECK
Superwide Strat, Right Handed Reverse, Birdseye Maple, Indian Rosewood, Wolfgang, (Stainless), 21, Arizona, Turquoise Stone Dots, GraphTech White TUSQ XL - Standard Nut $308.00

Neck Hardware
Engraved Neck Plate (with black plastic pad) $20.00
Keda 5 dye powder kit $17.99
Hipshot Grip-Lock 6 in line Left Hand staggered post Chrome locking tuner $51.45
Genuine Hipshot Button Set of 6 A12 Amber also fits Grover $10.55

Neck Finish
I'd call the finish Sunset Orange Amber with highlighted birds eyes.
Tru-oil 6.99
Keda 5 dye powder kit (Made Orange Amber to highlight bird’s eyes) $17.99


CASE
Gator Jazzmaster case (with improvements I did) $99.00
Daddario Strings 10’s (free)
Total         $1333.45

Does not include the 50 hours I did to get the finish perfect, or the neck set up and soldering by the tech.  To get this quality and detail from a boutique builder you'd have to pay at least $3000.  Also, I got a free gig bag worth $150, that fits my guitar perfectly.  The luthier gave it to me after taking a look at the guitar.  The overall finish, combined with the blue shell pickguard, the turquoise inlay, the amber neck and tuning buttons, and chrome hardware reminds my of an Aussie Blue Sky, the southern turquoise ocean, sunset at the beach, like down around Esperance.

Weighs 7Lbs  3.2 oz.

It'll take a week or two to get the beauty shots.

 
More pics will be forthcoming, this the first batch of 10
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Nice! I Have to say I would not have expected to like that pickguard pattern, but it is perfect in the context of your gorgeous finish and the turquoise inlays. Well done!
 
Looks good. I also didn't know that PG material would look that nice. Good job, there.
 
Next batch.
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the pickguards a bit too " busy" for me or the pickups not standing out enough.

I will either made  pickups and bridges black , or turn down the pickguards .
 
I understand what you're saying about it being busy, but that's only because I've posted close ups, when seen in a stage situation the busy-ness disappears and the chrome actually harmonizes.  The goal was to get colors from the sky and ocean, hence the turquoise, the chrome and the shell pick guard.  It may look cold, but it's happy in person. Plus, my wife ordered the pickguard and told me it was good for me.  I actually wanted to put on a red one with a mild pearl and she said no no no, I'm picking out the best one for you.  Next batch of pics will include some distant shots.
 
Plus, my wife ordered the pickguard and told me it was good for me.

It is a smart man who keeps the wife happy, failure to do so can result in unfortunate circumstances. :icon_thumright:
 
I think you're referring to the tremel-no.  I go a long time without needing a trem, so what the tremel-no does is lock down the trem.  It is rock solid.  Effectively it's a hardtail. When you need to take it off, depending on what you want to do you just loosen the screws.
 
Yowza, that neck!!!!

(Speaking of that neck, the close-up of the back of the headstock isn't loading, it's just displaying the link...)
 
Those tuning buttons are so cool. Need to get some for my Warmoth's hipshot tuners, maybe pearloid to match the pickguard... Did you get them from sporthitech? And that maple damn.
 
Beautiful, Rick, absolutely beautiful!
I love everything about this. The shape, the colour, the pickups, the tuners, the pickguard.
That pickguard! Blue Shell is a highly underrated pattern/color. Goes so well with bodies with blue colours. I’ll probably build a Taos Turquoise Jaguar with such a pickguard someday.
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Turquoise is a beautiful color and goes great with turquoise fret dots.

I looked at the hip shot website, saw the tuning buttons at called sport hi tech and they got them I believe it was 10.50.  Plus the plastic saves a little weight if that’s a concern. 
 
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