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MJT Sherwood Green Precision (snow day build)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 9mmMike, Jan 24, 2016.


  1. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    So a blizzard cancelled our gig for Friday night but when I got home from work, there was a box on the porch from my new friends at MJT.
    In the box was this long object wrapped in paper:
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  2. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    DSCN4453.JPG And this:
     
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  3. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    And this larger pack:
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  4. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Hmmmm.
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  5. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Here we go: DSCN4479.JPG DSCN4480.JPG DSCN4483.JPG DSCN4485.JPG DSCN4487.JPG
     
  6. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Pickguard fit. That's a lot of nerve-racking holes to drill! DSCN4489.JPG DSCN4493.JPG
     
  7. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Some finished shots. Note the snow in the last picture! DSCN4513.JPG DSCN4525.JPG IMG_2015.JPG
     
  8. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Specs if you made it this far:
    4 lb. Ash body from MJT
    Sherwood Green Metallic with very light relic to match neck
    1971 neck all original (except for that black nut)
    Aguilar pickups w/grounding plate
    MOJO harness (CTS solid shaft pots, Switchcraft)
    Fender '57 AV RI knobs (the light ones)
    60's real celluloid pickguard (repro) with Fender replacement aluminum shield. (not pictured)
    TI JF344's

    The thing with this bass is that I have had this neck for long time but I have never found a body that fits. It is a little narrow at the heel and always left unsightly gaps. Matt from MJT was so cool to work with and I sent him the neck to make sure it would fit the body. He had a body made (Wildwood) that fit the neck perfectly and was under 4lb4oz. as I requested. (was actually 4 lbs. even).
    He kept in touch during the whole process and I am delighted with the final result.
     
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  9. very cool! i have a strat with a similar color setup, but instead of tort i went with black pearl
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  10. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
    Gorgeous bass,i had a buddy years ago who had that same color scheme on his P bass,and always thought it looked fabulous.
     
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  11. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Kentucky
    Well done! Love both of my MJT projects, they're great to work with.
     
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  12. Ghastly

    Ghastly

    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    I've used MJT as well and was completely satisfied with their services and quality! :thumbsup:
     
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  13. MobileHolmes

    MobileHolmes I used to be BassoP

    Nov 4, 2006
    Iowa
    That's gorgeous
     
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  14. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    If you use too much flux when soldering, you end up with clusterflux. :roflmao:

    Oh, and very nice looking bass! :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Brio

    Brio Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Kansas City
    Love the unboxing photos.
     
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  16. mark286

    mark286 Proud to be a Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2009
    Central New Jersey
    The combination of maple, sherwood green, and tort is absolutely gorgeous. The relicing on the body looks like a perfect match to the neck too. Mark and Matt at MJT are the real deal for sure.

    What is the weight of the completed bass?
     
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  17. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    Thanks! It came out exactly as I had hoped. This one is 8lbs. with the ash tray on. I have another one in the queue that is 3 lbs. 7 oz., also ash.
     
  18. mark286

    mark286 Proud to be a Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2009
    Central New Jersey
    Nice!!! Those Wildwood bodies are light and resonant with great neck pockets. Nothing better in my experience, particularly with the stellar MJT finish.
     
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  19. Belka

    Belka

    Dec 10, 2003
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Gorgeous! Bet it sounds great too!would love to try building my own P bass too.
     
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  20. Ghastly

    Ghastly

    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    I'm thinking the same thing. I want something that's early 50's slab bodied with small frets. Probably won't go green on that one, but I have also been thinking of making a J-P hybrid to match my Adam Clayton Jazz. I see AC necks (matching green headstock) on ebay now and then and think it'd be a nifty idea to finish a P bass body in Sherwood Green to match the headstock and throw on a pearloid pick guard etc. Maybe gold hardware instead? Maybe not.
     
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