Jazzmaster inspired ERG's

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  1. Tom Drinkwater

    Tom Drinkwater ERG/ERB Builder

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    Hey guys! This thread is to discuss the possibility of Oakland Axe Factory offering an extended range Jazzmaster inspired guitar.

    Like many of you guys I am a big fan of the classic designs. Some of the things I don't care for are needlessly complex electronics and goofy aesthetics so my own personal thoughts on a JM type 7 or 8 string are-

    slightly smaller body design
    available with cool aesthetics like block inlays, neck binding etc.
    no silly switches all over the place
    no crappy trems

    I am down with a completely new instrument design or something as simple as repurposing our existing SS7 and SS8 layouts to work with the JM type body.

    Here are some things that are definite-

    1) Fast Guitars will make the neck and body
    2) It will be awesome and relatively affordable
    3) custom pickups no problem, custom hardware just no
    4) We'll need to have at least 5 people on board to make this happen
     
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    I'd be interested in something like Jim Roots signature Jazzmaster but, 7 string and a 27" scale. That would be sick.
     
  3. Tom Drinkwater

    Tom Drinkwater ERG/ERB Builder

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    That would be extremely sick and probably relatively inexpensive too. I would estimate that we could make that happen for $1300-$1400 comparably equipped.
     
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    A slightly-fanned 7/8 string Jazzmaster would probably be really comfortable to play, and well balanced.
     
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    Yeah! you could keep the price down by using cheaper pickups too. I feel with pickups, 90% of people just swap them out anyway.
     
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    Am I the only one excited for a 27-30" 9 string Jazzmaster? Or a 27-33" 10 string?
    (Hollowway quietly exits.)

    [​IMG]
     
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    celticelk Enflamed with prayer

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    Totally on board with this idea. I'd want inlays on my fretboard, but otherwise I'm down. I'd prefer a standard-scale option (25.5 would be fine), but if it's 27-only, that's not enough to keep me away.
     
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    celticelk Enflamed with prayer

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    I would probably end up with BKP P-90s in mine.
     
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    If we get enough people onboard we could easily program both 25.5 and 27" scales
     
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    celticelk Enflamed with prayer

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    I'll just leave this here for further inspiration:

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    Cant explain it but somehow the JM in that pic just works
     
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    That shape suits an ERG better than I expected. WAY better. And that finish adds to that.
     
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    I would slap in some Seymour Duncan SLUGs.
    Just have a sick-ass, old school looking baritone 7 that tears faces off.

    Man I really want a set of SLUGs
     
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    In the interest of keeping this thread active, a few personal thoughts on features from my perspective. I'm assuming Tom's usual selection of woods and finishes, so I won't bother including those.

    -I'd vastly prefer to be able to put PAF-covered passive pickups in mine. That suggests passive routing and straight pickup orientation. I don't especially mind having straight pickups on a fanned-fret instrument, although I realize that I'm an oddball in that regard. I'd prefer direct-mount, but I could live with pickguard-mounted. I'd likely go with an HH configuration, with the idea that an "H" can also be a hum-sized P90, thanks to BKP.

    -My immediate preference would be for a 25.5" scale, but I could live with anything between 25" and 27", or a multiscale.

    -Controls: at least one volume and tone, and a three-way switch (preferably toggle instead of blade).

    -If bound necks are available, I'd almost certainly take that option, but not having it is not a deal-breaker.
     
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    So while I'm a broke college student and couldn't afford one in the immediate future, If a Jim Root style Jazzmaster was offered in the price range you suggested, I will 100% be buying one eventually. A good Jazzmaster 7 is a dream of mine.
     
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    Does anyone make a 7-string WRHB?
     
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    Potentially interested depending on the specs, and only if it's not multiscale.

    I agree with basically everything in Celtic's last post in terms of features. Just a solid workhorse guitar that's not geared only for modern metal. The dream for me would be specs like Suhr's modern satins, just adding a pickguard.
     
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  19. Tom Drinkwater

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    Kevin and I have been talking a bit about this and we're moving forward with it. Stay tuned for updates here, on the OAF FB page and most likely on Fast Guitars FB page as well.
     
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    Just for kicks (doubt I could afford one right now) my specs would be:
    -Passive routing
    -Two hummbuckers
    -1 volume, 1 tone, 3way or blade switch
    -Jim root aesthetics
    -7 string
    -27" scale
    -Hipshot bridge
    -Ebony fretboard
    -Maple neck
    -Bolt-on body (preferably mohagany but I could live with other woods too
    -standard C or D shape neck (but I could live with other shapes)
    -Any fretboard radius. I can play anything from 14" to 20" comfortably

    Extras that would be really cool would be a brass nut, SS frets, glow on the dark side dots, 19:1 locking tuners, and carbon fiber reinforcement rods. But I think I'd be lucky just to have the option of buying a real 7 string jazz master
     
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