Shell Pink Jagmaster Refin and Redo

Discussion in 'Squier Duo-Sonic & Jagmaster' started by offsetj, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. offsetj

    offsetj Squier-Meister

    Jun 5, 2019
    Indianapolis, IN
    5EA118A1-DD99-41DB-A9EC-599C0D8B2AD5.jpeg A8E0705D-B193-42C7-97C3-F651D6F77451.jpeg 0C00433B-E0B2-4F95-A414-8C6B3282A30D.jpeg 20CCE9D9-7EDC-4621-B540-F3BB7BE9AD2A.jpeg 3D2CCD76-5590-4A35-85AD-2985AABCE576.jpeg What I’m proud of on this, my first major overhaul of a guitar:
    - being done
    - the sound of these Fender fidelitrons
    - neck reconditioning, fret job

    What I’m not so proud of:
    - paint job (nitro shell pink over the original sunburst)
    - pickguard I cut
    - angle of the pickups (slightly askew).

    It started out as a much-stickered and molested factory second. The kid put some nice DiMarzio pups in it that I’m holding on to for my next mod.

    Will I ever refinish a guitar again? Once I forget the pain of it, perhaps.

    Will I ever cut a pickguard again? Heck. No.
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  2. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Supporting Member

    It looks good. Never point out the flaws because you're probably the only one who will ever know they're there. :)
  3. DaveDrums

    DaveDrums Squier-holic

    Feb 2, 2017
    Looks great!!! I’d be proud of all of it, 100%. Well done!
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  4. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    Looks good to me. Painting is tough, never had the patience to do it right.
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  5. lespaul1968

    lespaul1968 Squier-holic

    Jan 26, 2019
  6. mimmo

    mimmo Squier Talker

    Jan 24, 2011
    Great job!

    Now be proud of yourself and go playing the guitar!
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  7. Lonn

    Lonn Squier-holic Staff Member

    Dec 19, 2009
    Carmel IN
    Admin Post
    That looks great. I've got all the time in the world to learn how to refinish properly, just too lazy to do it. One day.....
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  8. kjmac

    kjmac Squier-holic

    Aug 14, 2017
    Omaha, NE
    I also think your work looks great. I would be proud of that axe. I also took an old Strat copy body and refinished it from an ugly burst to a seafoam green/blue. However, I never could get all the flaws out of the surface of the body and in the shiny finish they stuck out like a sore thumb. So... I took some oooo steel wool and buffed the finish into a smooth matte satin finish. That took the emphasis off of the blemishes and I've been happy with it ever since.

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  9. otisblove

    otisblove Squier-Nut

    Aug 19, 2016
    Central Indiana
    I love it!
    Remember, most people couldn’t do what you did.
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  10. Marko60

    Marko60 Squier-Nut

    Oct 4, 2012
    Nice job, they're good guitars for nodding, check out what I did to mine in the Jagmaster threads
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  11. Marko60

    Marko60 Squier-Nut

    Oct 4, 2012
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  12. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    I’d be proud of all of that! It looks great and I’m sure it sounds just as good as it looks. Like @Triple Jim said, I would have never noticed the pickups being off if you hadn’t pointed it out. Nobody will notice that stuff. Just you! :)
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  13. danzigdan

    danzigdan Squier-Nut

    Feb 10, 2014
    I like the look you achieved. I'm probably going to do the same thing and likely the same color to a sunburst CV50's Strat that someone did a commando relic job on. It really looks terrible and I don't want the re-paint to be totally perfect.