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Author Topic: Fly Mojo Singlecut Natural Mahogany Make-over  (Read 4713 times)

Offline Noodler

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Fly Mojo Singlecut Natural Mahogany Make-over
« on: July 01, 2012, 05:10:38 PM »
The full thread on the make-over is here: http://forums.parkerguitars.com/index.php/topic,13639.new.html#new

Here is what the guitar used to look like:




This is what it looks like now with gold hardware and new pickups:





It also now has piezo output from the bridge which the original models didn't have.

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Offline lucgravely

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Re: Fly Mojo Singlecut Natural Mahogany Make-over
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 02:19:25 PM »
Being a singlecut gold hardware kinda guy, I still love this.
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Offline Noodler

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Re: Fly Mojo Singlecut Natural Mahogany Make-over
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 03:21:14 PM »
Me too!  ;D

Couple issues I've run into though.  First is that the gold bridge posts (with the thumb wheels to adjust the height) I purchased were not the highest quality.  The gold finish has rubbed off the top of the one that sits under the heel of my hand.  I was concerned about gold finishes since that do have a tendency to be more "delicate", but so far the Fishman bridge hasn't shown any signs of wear.

The bigger issue is that my wiring design is not cutting off the battery drain when I unplug the guitar.  So the guitar is ripping through batteries or I have to pull the battery.  I haven't been able to find a 4-lug stereo output jack that will fit in the control cavity.  I'm thinking about changing the wiring of the volume push/pull pot so that the Fishman Power Chip is only powered on when I pull up on the pot.  That would mean I would have to get rid of the ability to switch between the mags or piezo going out the tip (which I'm really not using all that often).

Overall though I'm really happy with the result.  It's too bad that Fishman stopped producing that bridge.  It was the only piezo Nashville style bridge I could find that is entirely gold.  The Graph Tech bridge does not use gold saddles.

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Offline danjazzny

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Re: Fly Mojo Singlecut Natural Mahogany Make-over
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 03:55:50 PM »
The issues are a bummer but it does look great!   8)
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Re: Fly Mojo Singlecut Natural Mahogany Make-over
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 11:06:00 AM »
lovely guitar.  weight?