As usual, I make a quick trip to the local music store whenever I travel to Asia... Wow, blow me down - just spotted a pair of RG-PAINT!
I'll attempt to take a picture later (when the store guy is not looking) but here's the description:
- Nice satin finish over "oil on canvas" abstract painting. Colours include green, brown and light yellow. Unlike the other bright colour RG-PAINTs, this one has more natural tone in appearance. Reminds me a painting of a forest in autumn.
- Similar finish - colours are reddish brown, orange and yellow. Imagine the colours of dusk or a red hot volcano.
The basic pattern of the "painting" is the same, but I imagine everyone of them is hand painted. There is no lacquer overcoat, but instead they have a matt or satin-like overall finish (kind of like the JPM P4) - Very unique indeed.
Sorry for the sad attempt to describe but at least I tried.
Hands-on test drive: Plugged into a JCM2000 these babies sounded a bit rough-edged in OD. I like them clean because Marshall amps just doesn't click with the Dimarzios on these J-customs in the store. No idea on the wood or exact models of the Dimarzios. Both guitars have dual humbucker (maximize the paint area I suppose) with 5 switch toggle. Matt gold hardware, Lo-pro. 5 Piece neck with bubinga stripe, rosewood fingerboard, double dot abalone at 12th. Painted spring / jack covers on the back, AANJ of course.
Both of these have numbers & artist signature on the back. It says 9/27 on the PAINT3 and 21/24 on the PAINT4. So I guess they only made 27 and 24 respectively. Both serial numbers starts with F99.
Here comes the best part - HKD 9200 including Hard case - that's about US$1250 at the current rate. The store guy told me these came in 2 weeks ago. If you are in the area, grab them quick!
Boy, why do I feel G.A.S. in my stomach?!?
Dang, hard choice to pick between these two PAINTs! Why not get them both? - NOT! Go away you devil...
I just got rid of all my JEMs last month... sucker ... ARRRRGH!