NGD. A Jag. Sort of.

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by mkt3000, May 11, 2018.

  1. mkt3000

    mkt3000 Squier-holic

    Jan 23, 2012
    Miami
    Some people go to Orlando and come home with Mickey Mouse stuff. I go to Orlando, and I troll the local craigslist, offerup, and other similar sites.


    This one came from 5smiles at a pawn shop in east Orlando. Jag partscaster (I assume). MIC MP Neck, unknown body, Duncan pickups (JB Bridge, Phat Cat neck), coil split on the bridge, roller bridge, WD Pickguard, and some weird finish that looks like watercolors and pastels on top of primer. They wanted $99.99 for it, I didn't even think of haggling. Swipe my credit card and give me a receipt please!

    Should I refinish the body and keep it (shell pink please), or should I sell it for parts? I am undecided, but for now, it's just gonna hang around the house.

    PICS:

    (texted to me by the salesperson at the pawn shop)

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    (After buying it)

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  2. Ralph124C41

    Ralph124C41 Squier-holic

    Feb 10, 2016
    I would have pulled out my credit card as soon as I heard the price. I don't know as it's up to you but I think you could do very well parting it out. I mean a Warmoth pickguard and SD pickups alone and you will have gotten back what you paid for it and then more, I should think.
     
  3. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

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    Sep 13, 2017
    Holland
  4. SkeeterSkooter

    SkeeterSkooter Squier-Meister

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    Jan 9, 2018
    Chicago, IL
    Shell pink would look killer with the chrome and pearl!!
     
  5. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    That's a real deal for sure!
     
  6. dtsreiuqs

    dtsreiuqs Squier-Meister

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    Oct 18, 2015
    France
    Restore it and keep it !
    Just imagine what I would have done with it if I was at your place... :rolleyes:
    OK, forget it : I'm in France and Lefty :(... :D

    A+!
     
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  7. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    Feb 10, 2010
    Chicago
    I guess this was a Blacktop?
     
  8. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Squier-holic

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    Apr 4, 2015
    Wisconsin
    Dude. my wallet was twitching just looking at your pics. Keep and play it loud!
     
  9. squierbilly

    squierbilly Squier-holic

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Shell pink sounds awesome!.. Congrats on a steal in reverse!..
     
  10. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

    Age:
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    Sep 13, 2017
    Holland
    ******* i would rock that so hard!
     
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  11. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    Conga-rats!

    Deal fersure!
     
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  12. Acidhouse

    Acidhouse Squier-holic

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    Sep 16, 2010
    Birmingham . . . Alabama
    I actually love the look of shell pink with Tort. I saw Florence and the Machine on SNL a few years ago and the guitarist had one.

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  13. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

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    Oct 5, 2014
    Gilbert, AZ
    Cool score, I’d of jumped on it too!

    Shell pink n tort, with some Filtertrons for me, but those SD are sweet as well.
     
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  14. Stratlover84

    Stratlover84 Squier-Meister

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    Jun 16, 2016
    NY
    Beautiful guitar, has a special look to it.

    Haggling never hurts though!
     
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  15. theflow

    theflow Squier-holic

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    Feb 16, 2017
    Palmetto,FL
    Nice score ! SD's are great !:)
     
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  16. mkt3000

    mkt3000 Squier-holic

    Jan 23, 2012
    Miami
    Updates abound. Not major, just updates.

    I went out today to George's Music - it's the closest music store to where I'm staying at in Orlando. Picked up new sets of strings, a winder, and a cheapie tuner. Then to a hardware store for a cheap set of metric allen keys.

    Finally got the guitar strung and set up. One of the more PITA setups I've had to do, but it's feeling great, and it's extremely resonant.

    While I had it apart, I tried to scrape off some of the primer to see what's under it - there's nothing, bare wood. However, the routing is identical to an HH blacktop Jag, and there's marker notes and remnants of some stamped numbers, so I believe it's a real Fender body that was stripped and primered.

    As far as color goes, I reached out to a friend of mine who's a fellow car geek. He works as a service manager for one of the largest dealers in Miami, who happens to also own two body shops, and he's gonna try to see if my guitar can be snuck in while they're respraying a car that's a cool color. I'll prep the body (it's already primered, so just some sanding and masking off will be required). And if not possible, I'll deal with it in a few weeks after I get back from my upcoming trip home to PR.

    Anyway, here's a pic of it and it's cousin, the modified Squier Vista Jagmaster

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  17. daan

    daan Squier-Nut

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    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    You might want to ask the body guy about what kind of primer you need on there- I paid a body shop to shoot a guitar body when my car was getting the deer hit damage repaired (they painted the guitar with the same paint they shot on my car) Well a week or 2 later, all the paint wrinkled up and fell off, because it didn’t like what I primed it with. Crud, $250 down the drain.
     
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  18. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

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    Jan 26, 2015
    Five Points, AL
    HNGD! Getting the SD pickups a huge added bonus. Enjoy it.
     
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  19. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    Congrats ! I like the shell pink idea ! killer deal !
     
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