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Another Jazz 5 build!

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After completing my Jazz inspired Jazz 5, I have just picked up another build.

Similar spec, except Cottonwood Burl over Alder, Lollar pickups and possibly passive.

Gold Hipshot hardware, headphone amp, rosewood or wenge fingerboard. I'm looking forward to seeing the top with a hint of green stain.

The top has been glues to the alder, body shaped, and jazz pickup cavities routed. I just filled all the small voids with tinted resin.

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That grain looks fantastic - I can imagine how it will look when the finish is on.  Gold and green too - nice!

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Young man, you're too burley whirly.

 

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Lovely timber...you can leave it here when it's finished if you like..

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I was going to go green, but decided on a crazy orange! I will probably sand back a little. Just got to make a neck now. 

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Sanded back the orange a bit, as I wanted more burl visible. Started roughing the maple neck. The Birdseye fingerboard will have binding and blocks

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2 hours ago, Chopthebass said:

Sanded back the orange a bit, as I wanted more burl visible. Started roughing the maple neck. The Birdseye fingerboard will have binding and blocks

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Oh my!!!

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3 hours ago, Chopthebass said:

Sanded back the orange a bit, as I wanted more burl visible. Started roughing the maple neck. The Birdseye fingerboard will have binding and blocks

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I'm normally a nailed-on sucker for binding and blocks, but I'm not actually sure that needs it. The body is awesome and that board looks great as it is, imo.

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I decided against blocks. Instead I have brass tube with orange glittery resin. E97406A7-5087-463A-AAC4-E96ACB989615.thumb.jpeg.0c7da2aa7002e20e808907ba64666ec0.jpegBinding glued on too. E97406A7-5087-463A-AAC4-E96ACB989615.thumb.jpeg.0c7da2aa7002e20e808907ba64666ec0.jpeg

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Thanks guys. I pre-finished the fingerboard, pre-polished the frets before pressing them in. I will polish again after levelling. 

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I'm hoping the dots sparkle a little in bright light.  Can't wait for some photos on a fine and sunny Spring day.

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Home stretch now. Shielded cavities and dry fitted the Lollars. Threaded neck bushes fitted too. Just deciding on a preamp.

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Oh my word! 

That is such tidy work, quality stuff 

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