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post #91 of 150 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Same price as a quality JEM (and less than half the price of an Evo relic).

The assembly begins:

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post #92 of 150 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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Looks like an OFR, what made you choose this one instead of an edge pro ?
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post #93 of 150 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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It's a Schaller Floyd Rose, which I prefer over the Edge Pro... more stable... takes a lot for it to go out of tune. My luthier prefers working with them as well, which works out.
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post #94 of 150 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 02:51 PM
 
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At first I wasn't really too interested in this project but its grown on me, looking forward to the build!
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post #95 of 150 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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The knobs and peg heads finalized... to be shipped this Wednesday in a presentation box:



I have a custom Gilmour Strat idea in mind, and may get Argentariis to create little pigs for the tuner keys!
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post #96 of 150 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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The neck is set, Locking nut installed - ready to solder in the pickguard and install the bridge spring's and claw.

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post #97 of 150 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Report so far from the luthier:

"Plays like my guitars." This is to be expected and I can't wait, since this is all I play. "Tone is bright but full; very articulate; easy to control feedback." This is exactly what Sublime Pickups set out to do (and this is a mahogany body, which many claim will produce 'dark' tones). "I have fret leveling to do on a few frets; normal setup stuff, another few days and it's playing like I meant it to." Engraved plates on truss rodd and trem yet to be installed.


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post #98 of 150 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Here is the link to the "Ghost Ground" technique that Stephen Casper did on the JEM guitar:

http://wp.me/p2IaxD-2I
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post #99 of 150 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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The mostly-finished product; I'll post higher quality images once I receive the guitar and attached the silver peg heads and knobs:



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Coooool
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post #101 of 150 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 02:43 PM
 
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Veeery nice stuff.it looks awesome ! I have noticed one thing though: it seems like the pickguard doesn’t follow the exact same curve as the bottom horn, but hey, just nitpicking, have fun with your new gear
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post #102 of 150 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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I had the luthier do a bit of extra point on the bottom... a bit of extra sexiness to me, anyway. It only seems more noticeable because of the slight tilt or angle of the guitar in that one photo. The leaf pegs and the leaf knobs are being shipped from Argentariis to myself, since we're both in Canada, and I'll outfit the new hardware once it's here.
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post #103 of 150 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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The JEM Sublime is shipping in about a week or so... Casper Guitar Technologies is on the finishes touches. The Sublime Pickups are of an interesting construction. Turned up full, they have very similar tones with great 'punch,' but as you roll off the volume each have unique characteristics. The neck pickup should be incredible for some soaring leads... it was constructed so that there are bell-like overtones that ring out, making for a quality that is not typically in most pickups. Stephen Casper confirmed this as he did a trial run yesterday. Hoping for a bit of a YouTube in the next few days from the luthier.
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post #104 of 150 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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Still a bit of setting up to do (and I have to attach the silver hardware once I receive the guitar)... here is a video of the luthier testing things out (notice the blonde JEM off to the side... a project for himself).


http://youtu.be/GUnJIFOpfOU

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post #105 of 150 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Final setting up before shipping... awaiting some photos of the headstock and back trem plate:

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.ph...type=1&theater
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