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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey everyone,

I have started a JEM copy build project thing. My goal is to have a close copy of a JEM7VWH. I have an alder JEM front route body and 3 pc maple neck (with glow in the dark binding) from Perle Guitars. Original edge trem, DiMarzio Evolution neck single coil and bridge pickups, Gotoh tuners, and nut (all hardware in cosmo). I'm going to paint it myself with spray paint. woo! I'm using "How to create a factory finish with just a couple of spray cans"
Here's some pictures so far. (The last one is everything together when I had originally planned it with a rear route body and tung oil finish.) If y'all are interested I'll keep posting picture updates.

http://sdrv.ms/XbRde8
http://sdrv.ms/XbR36w
http://sdrv.ms/XbR8XP
http://sdrv.ms/15jIzfF
http://sdrv.ms/XbRhuv
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 07:44 PM
 
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Do yourself a favor and return the Deft. Get yourself a can of Spraymax 2k High Gloss clear, real 2k clear in a can that hardens up and is wetsandable in 24-48 hours. Deft can take weeks, months, or forever if the conditions are not correct...
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the deft is the sanding sealer. the gloss isn't pictured
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the deft is the sanding sealer. the gloss isn't pictured
OK then you can keep it
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OK then you can keep it
good call though, deft takes 4ever to cure..
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 02:45 AM
 
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That should turn out pretty great. Love the cosmo hardware. It looks much better than the gold. Funny, how long has Evo (with its non-gold hardware) been Mr. Vai's main axe? And Ibanez still insists on selling the 7vwh with gold hardware. It'd be great if they at least had two hardware options.
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That should turn out pretty great. Love the cosmo hardware. It looks much better than the gold. Funny, how long has Evo (with its non-gold hardware) been Mr. Vai's main axe? And Ibanez still insists on selling the 7vwh with gold hardware. It'd be great if they at least had two hardware options.
They do. $2500 for a new 7vwh or $7,777 for an EVO replica.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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here's a pic with minor imperfections filled and sanded, beginning sanding sealer

http://sdrv.ms/XFi5Tl
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-01-2013, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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today's update:

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...LrNJcHib7u3rjc
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-11-2013, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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here's another update. It's all together. I'm happy with the results, it's not perfect by any means but I'm really proud of it. and the neck plays oh so nice

http://sdrv.ms/ZCGD0b

if you guys want any more pictures let me know
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Lookin' great, you should be proud of your accomplishment.
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How did you get the scallops? Nate do that as well?
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Lookin' great, you should be proud of your accomplishment.
thanks so much!
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How did you get the scallops? Nate do that as well?
yeah Nate scalloped the frets. he did an amazing job, it's my favorite neck now.
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