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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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JS6 - pics. Thinking of NOT sanding it down anymore...

Hey all,

here are the pics of the JS6. Having spent a little time with it and giving it a little wipe-down, and having seen pics of 'clean' ones on the web (that looked VERY light), I think the slightly worn - in and dark look is growing on me, so have decided to just oil it up and leave as is. What do you think?

Guitar needs a little fret-work and I'm thinking of changing the pot covers to chrome ones (easier to grab than these for push/pulling). Off for a setup and fret-dress tomorrow.

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Sukh

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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Looks sharp. I definitely prefer darker natural wood colors to lighter.
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I wouldn't even oil it. Looks fine as it is.
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I wouldn't even oil it. Looks fine as it is.
Hi - looks a little richer on the pics. Close up, it actually looks a bit dry.

Probably wouldn't do it any harm to give it a lube!

Will report back after the session tomorrow.
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Lol looks like there's a ladybug on your guitar
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Looks fine to me as well. I'd leave it it be.
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Lol looks like there's a ladybug on your guitar
Looks like a screw hole. Wonder what that is about?
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Looks like a screw hole. Wonder what that is about?
Nah, it's a ladybug. And it better get it's ass off there if it doesn't want to get oiled tomorrow.

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Whoa, that's the best looking JS series I've seen yet.

Cool!
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Re: JS6 - pics. Thinking of NOT sanding it down anymore...

What do I think?? I think that I'm starting not to like you! That thing looks amazing. I'm jealous. I've wanted one of those for a long long time!

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Hey all,

here are the pics of the JS6. Having spent a little time with it and giving it a little wipe-down, and having seen pics of 'clean' ones on the web (that looked VERY light), I think the slightly worn - in and dark look is growing on me, so have decided to just oil it up and leave as is. What do you think?
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Re: JS6 - pics. Thinking of NOT sanding it down anymore...

lerxst6,

Don't know how much you want to spend, but there's one here: http://agandb.zoovy.com/c=iaNO6zk3Ef...JS_Series.html that I've looked at in the store. A little wear above the neck pickup, but it's no worse than mine was and would only take a few minutes to steel wool and oil up to like new.

But you're probably looking for a deal, eh? I know on the bay they go for about that price, if not a little more.

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Guitar needs a little fret-work and I'm thinking of changing the pot covers to chrome ones (easier to grab than these for push/pulling). Off for a setup and fret-dress tomorrow.

I recently got my hands on a js6 that also needs fret work, so I'm in the same boat as you . I was wondering how much are you going to pay for a fret-dress? I've never priced one, so I don't know if its a $65 or $300 job.
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Re: JS6 - pics. Thinking of NOT sanding it down anymore...

Thanks for the link Frantick. I just can't justify dropping $1500 on a guitar. IF I somehow miraculously came across one for $1000, I'd probably do it. There was one on the auction site a few months back that was beat up, and it went for about $1000. I had only talked myself into spending $800 on that one due to the condition. I'm going to build one from a block of solid Honduran mahogany (already got the wood and the template). I've got a 540-R and a JS700 to help me match the shaping. I got hooked up with the wood for free (a friend works for a wood supplier that used to supply to Gibson and Fender. the blank he got me is NICE). I'll wind up dropping probably $500-$600 in a neck and parts, but it will be fun project. Plus, my dad will help me with it, and it will be something cool to have when he's gone (he's nearly 70, so I'm starting to have "he's not gonna be around forever" feeling, you know).
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What do I think?? I think that I'm starting not to like you! That thing looks amazing. I'm jealous. I've wanted one of those for a long long time!
Hehe!

Where are you in Florida? I might be coming over to Orlando soon...
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I recently got my hands on a js6 that also needs fret work, so I'm in the same boat as you . I was wondering how much are you going to pay for a fret-dress? I've never priced one, so I don't know if its a $65 or $300 job.
Had it done yesterday - plays like butter now!

Fret dress, full set up, clean up of body (a lot of the dark stuff WAS gunk), re-oil and rewire the high-pass filter (to the right way round!) + new strings, £95.

Worth every penny.

Now that it has had a light cleanup (only a wipe-down, not a sanding), and oilling, the colour has changed slightly. It looks great. When (if) the sun ever comes out here again, I'll take some pics.
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