Megi's Jazz Odyssey - the return

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  • MegiMegi Posts: 7,206Member
    I probably started a build thread for this guitar way back last year, but haven't the energy to update it all the way to the end, so I'll just put some pictures of the completed guitar up here - it's the seventh (and I vow the last) parts guitar I've done - 4 strats, 2 teles, and an own design.

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    Bridge pickup is a Mojo Broadcaster, which I got second hand for £25 - it's fierce to say the least, and the neck pickup is a GFS Surf 90, which I once had in one of my Shine guitars, some of you might just remember. The body was made to order by a chap on another forum, and is pretty hollow, with chambers on both sides and below the bridge, and the guitar definitely sounds like a semi-acoustic. :)
  • MegiMegi Posts: 7,206Member
    Another job I've done while in lock down is to fit some new pickups to this strat (which is the second guitar I built, finished back in 2012). Previously it had a Lace Sensor set in, which was very versatile, but ultimately a bit lacking in character, for my taste.

    Ben Fletcher made the new pickups for me (ordered at the beginning of lock down) - the bobbins have flame maple tops, rather than having the usual plastic covers. Alnico III magnets, formvar wire, and they are the sweetest, jazziest strat pickups I've tried, or probably heard - really special stuff from Ben, he's done an amazing job.

    I've wired the guitar with master volume, master tone, and a blend control that can give me neck+middle or middle+bridge in series for thicker tones, also some out of phase sounds.

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  • Kevin PeatKevin Peat Posts: 3,220Member
    Very pretty and distinctive.
  • MegiMegi Posts: 7,206Member

    Very pretty and distinctive.

    Thank you! :)
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