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Mo’s Right

jazzmaster pickup template

Esta guitarra foi claramente inspirada na Mosrite (marca fundada nos anos 50 por Semie Moseley). A guitarra encontrava-se equipada com um par humbuckers convencionais, tangencialmente parecidos com os Widerange, da Fender. Insatisfeito com os resultados, e sendo esta uma guitarra severamente personalizada, o cliente decidiu experimentar estes soapbars do senhor Curtis Novak, que aparentemente cultiva, como todos nós, uma paixão ardente pelo mundo das offsets. Poético.

Para fazer a conversão tive que construir o molde do pickup a aplicar, o que veio bem a calhar para corrigir o alinhamento das cavidades, que se encontrava descentrado (offset?). O resultado é este:

This custom build from another luthier was clearly inspired by Mosrite (a US brand from the 50s, founded by Semie Moseley). This guitar had a pair of ordinary humbuckers that look a bit like Fender’s Widerange pickups. My customer was not happy with them and decided to give Curtis Novak‘s pickups a try. Curtis is a custom pickup manufacturer with a rather unmistakable penchant towards offset guitars. Like all of us, perhaps?

In order to fit in the pickups, I had to make the correct template for this specific pickups and covers. It proved itself a good idea because I had the chance to correct some alignment problems on the existing pickup cavities.

mosrite curtis novak soapbars