Squire Jagmaster Gets a Total Make-over And Then Some! Part One of Four

Matt has many dreams. One of them was to have an offset-waist guitar with a Tune-O-Matic bridge and a Bigsby. And while we’re at it, a fresh set of pickups. And then, of course, a kill switch, because, why not? And there is Even More after that! This sounds crazy enough for The Unbrokenstring Crew to immediately roll up our sleeves!

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And, yes, Matt is a star!

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We have some added confidence that we can go crazy with this project because this is not the most expensive guitar in the world. But, as we shall see, it is a surprisingly good base for the modifications in mind.

Starting with the pickups, these factory humbuckers will be changed out.

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Each factory pickup measures almost the same resistance, but we labelled them separately for the benefit of future generations.

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A pair of P-94s grace the pickguard.

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The Gibson P-94s look dazzling on this guitar! Matt really hit a home run in the esthetics department. And they sound awesome, as we will later find out.

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A quick test of the wiring is performed by gently tapping each pickup with something metallic while the little Orange amp turns my taps into sound.

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While we’re here, the pickup selector switch is tightened with this serrated nut compression tool.

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Step One is complete. This guitar looks pretty snazzy!

In the next installment of this saga, The Unbrokenstring Crew will take a deep dive into serious Bod Mod and install a Tume-O-Matic bridge and Bigsby tremolo on this instrument. Tune In next week for Episode Two!

Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom!

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