Squier Jagmaster Project

Discussion in 'Squier Duo-Sonic & Jagmaster' started by Mr Bob, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. Mr Bob

    Mr Bob Squier-Nut

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    Just completed some upgrades on my Jagmaster, a Chinese 2nd series with longer scale neck.

    Have had this one for a few years and decided it was time for a few changes, so it went from this

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    to this...

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    Upgrades as follows:
    • Bridge sadles swapped out for solid block units
    • Pickups replaced with Entwistle HV-58 alnico humbuckers
    • Custom made mint green scratchplate
    • Coil tap for both pups on push-pull volume knob
    • series/parallel switch on push-pull tone knob
    • Orange drop cap
     
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  2. SoCalJim

    SoCalJim Squier-Meister

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    Very cool offset!
     
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  3. Mr Bob

    Mr Bob Squier-Nut

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    While it was apart, noticed there was no shielding at all on the massive body cavity, so having lots of capper foil tape to hand I also did a full shielding job on the body cavity - started like this

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    Ended up like this...

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    Also gave the frets a polish and treated the fretboard to a few coats of walnut oil while it was stripped down.
     
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  4. Mr Bob

    Mr Bob Squier-Nut

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    A couple more shots of the new look... just because you can never have too much candy apple red offset in your life...

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  5. Mr Bob

    Mr Bob Squier-Nut

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    Thanks - had everything except the scratchplate in my parts stash so win-win!
     
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  6. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer John Silver Supporting Member

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    Very nice, awesome job.
     
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  7. grizzlewulf

    grizzlewulf Squier-Nut

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    Very cool, good job! Pick guard looks great.

    It's striking to me how similar these are stock to the Affinity HH Jazzmasters, the bridge/trem is about the only real difference. Not sure if the neck profile is super different. But it's the same concept otherwise...offset, 25.5 scale neck, humbuckers. Big swimming pool route.
     
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  8. SteveP4172

    SteveP4172 Squier Talker

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    Looks great, may I ask where you got the pickguard from ? The new mods looks fantastic, congrats !
     
  9. Mr Bob

    Mr Bob Squier-Nut

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    Thanks - the pickguard was from an e-bay seller earlpilanz who makes them to order.
     
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  10. SteveP4172

    SteveP4172 Squier Talker

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    Thanks for the link !!
     
  11. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    That looks great. The zebra hums go perfect
     
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