For the second half of 2019, I played a large role in a project for work that had me working very diligently on the same IT system from day to day, which really took it’s toll on me after a few months. For those few months, I wasn’t really working on anything outside work, thus, the reason I have not posted in so long. But that changes today!
When the holidays hit, we had gone live on our work project, so the workload was much less, and I got a chance to really get some rest, and get my energy back for the new year. Just so happened around the start of the holidays, I decided I finally wanted to try to take my woodworking and very basic luthier skills, and take a run at building a guitar. The particular guitar that pushed me into making this decision was the Fender Jazzmaster.
A guitar built by Fender in 1958 to appeal to the jazz players; a market which they did not have any previous offering for. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, the jazz players did not like the Jazzmaster. However, a guitar players in a new genre started using the Jazzmaster, and it became the symbol of this new genre, called surf rock. From this point forward, it’s been used by many great players, and offers a single-coil guitar in a slightly less common package, common packages referring to Stratocaster or Telecaster guitars. It also offers a sound and tone that is slightly different, in that it’s a little bit more full sounding than standard single-coils. Enough about the guitar. Let me show you through the build process!
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed this post! Sorry for taking such a long time off. Please consider commenting with your thoughts, as I’d love to hear them! Have a nice day!