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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-01-2002, 12:59 AM
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pickgard................... do you mean like the clear window static plastic? Or do you mean you glued a pickgard on the body and put a JEM777VBK neck on it?!?!? lol See prior thread about the frankenstein JS10 if you dont know what I mean.
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the problem with nickelplating it, however, is the nickel will tarnish with time.. Maybe if you nickel it and put a clear over...

Now, i have no idea if this is possible, but an ALUMINUM plate would ROCK- i happen to prefer that "brushed aluminum" look.

Actually, anyone know anyone who could machine an aluminum JS body? that might be interesting, and i hear tonally aluminum isn't half bad.

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Would aluminium be strong enough?
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I've played an Aluminum guitar in the past.

It's got this weird upper midrange bite that (IMHO) just ruins the sound.

While the guitar just *LOOKS* killer, and any dings and scraches can
be buffed out as easy as buffing the wheels on your car...I thought it
really detracted from the tone.

But then again, that could have just been the guitar.
A JS body guitar has a lot going for it in resonation because of the shape...
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Would aluminium be strong enough?
I'm not sure but aren't those limited edition Fender Strats Aluminum with engraving? They'd better be because Fender was getting big bucks for those!
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Then again look at the weird aluminator guitars that Musicians Friend use to sell (with all the holes drilled in them). They were nasty sounding guitars (IMHO) but had kinda a cool look (and they were dirt cheap in the end)
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The Fender Freddy Tavares "Aloha" Strat was an aluminum bodied limited-edition. I believe the Harley Davidson Strat was also aluminum.

Fender also produced aluminum American Standard strats for awhile in the early 90's. They had annodized finishes and were available in purple and blue, and may have been available in a few other colors as well. They're pretty cool, and aren't terribly expensive...IF you can find em
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There is a local guitar shop near me that likes to overcharge on everything (they deal in mostly used items) and they have one of those annodized Fenders (blue/green if I remember correctly) and they wanted like $1100 for it or something. I played on it and decided $1100 was about $800 too much!! lol Nice looking but tone/weight/comfort was definitely lacking IMO.
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How does the process for chroming the headstock work then? Surely it can be done?
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The headstock is a chrome mylar overlay.
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