Ha, thanks for that, Marty Siggery looks cool, and has done work for Ed O'Brien
I suppose when it comes round to it I'll probably go with Warmoth. I have a very specific idea of what I'd be looking for, wouldn't want to get an inevitably vintage Jazzy only to modify it beyond recognition...
I saw this and started wondering if I'd prefer a maple or rosewood board. As usual I got carried away in Photoshop. There's something about the maple and gold that I like Probably just because I like brighter guitars.
They both look beautiful to me. The maple would definitely break up the colours a bit, would be really nice with an aged finish
Only realised today that Squier already produce these for an entirely reasonable £250. Shame they have neglected the lefties with that one as all I'd need to do is get replacement gold hardware and fit a TOM/SB... I could even live with that random looking Strat socket
All these guitars look odd to me; are the reissues that far away from the originals?
Jazzmasters have three slide switches up where that toggle is, and Jaguars have three more on the other cutaway (and chrome/nickel plating around all the switches & knobs). Plus they both had those funky tremelo tailpieces like Mustangs and Jag-Stangs do.
You're quite right, alas, I've got a Jag with all the switches and nickel plating and the vintage tremolo. I'm not really a tremolo user and I really like the way stop-bars look, especially on an offset. I suppose I'm basically looking for a Gibson guitar inside a Fender body
They produce quite a range of classic or modified offsets, if you are a righty...