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Matching a headstock.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Spent, Dec 30, 2013.


  1. Spent

    Spent Supporting Member

    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    I want to jazz up my Fender Jazz bass with a matching headstock (Not interested in anyone questioning or judging this, it's my bass and I can do what I want with it). Here are my dilemmas.

    1) Paint or laminate? I'd really like to use a thin, high gloss laminate. The bass is black. Any experience?

    2) Fender logo. I don't want to start a war (my TB research turned up some nasty back and forth comments on decals). This is an authentic Fender, the back of the headstock will retain the serial number, etc. With that out of the way (hopefully), I'd like to put a legitimate Fender logo on the headstock, is there such a thing?

    I'm also considering a replacement neck from AllParts (JRO), and no decal, but that's not my first choice. Either way, any experience with this neck and/or AllParts?
     
  2. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Disclosures:
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    You can try to get a replacement from Fender, its a pretty drawn out process but its worth a try.
     
  3. Spent

    Spent Supporting Member

    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    It's also more than I want to spend. I'm on vacation and wanted to do it this week.
     
  4. friskinator

    friskinator Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Georgia
    I have the AllParts JRO neck installed on one of my P builds, and I love it. Great quality, and it plays really well.
     
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  6. Spent

    Spent Supporting Member

    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    Cool, thanks. Did you buy it from Allparts or someone else? Buzzard's bass has a great price on them.
     
  7. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Disclosures:
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    I was talking about a replacement decal for your instrument. If you have the correct serial #'s I think they will in some cases like a refinish sell you a correct decal for your instrument.
     
  8. Spent

    Spent Supporting Member

    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    Cool, thanks. Missed that the first time.