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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-21-2008, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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13-piece JEM body???

Hey.. just spotted something on Sims Custom Guitar Shop.
It's a 13-piece JEM body (it is also on the 'Bay).

Isn't that TOO extreme?
I mean, sure it is beautiful, but it's bound to lose tone with so many body pieces!

http://www.simscustomshop.com/page9.html
(scroll almost all the way down)

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-21-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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Re: 13-piece JEM body???

Everyone likes something different, its unique so someone will want it.

Its not whats to much, its what is the limit of custom building - which are basically limitless so therefore I would conclude that it is not insane by any measure.

Personally I would not buy it, but I am sure some wood freak will see something special in it. I'll stick to Alder and Ash for now though.
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Re: 13-piece JEM body???

I mean... I kinda like "playing with woods"... but this is rather extreme!
I don't think it adds up anything to the tone of that particular guitar.

Plus... It would look awful in a Heavy Metal stage!!!
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Re: 13-piece JEM body???

i doubt it will take away from the tone of the guitar. honestly, most of the tone is coming from

1. amp
2. pickups
3. technique

tonewood plays a part, but even then, the neck tonewood will drive the tone more than the body, imo.

it is gorgeous to me and i'd buy it in a heartbeat...if chris woods was still offering them
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Re: 13-piece JEM body???

Oh, c'mon!!! Wood plays a CRUCIAL part!!!

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Originally Posted by 'Bay
This is a one of a kind Jem. It was C&C machined to the exact 1000th of the Jem. It is heavier than a normal Jem because of the 13 piece body which consists of 5A maple, paduk, bloodwood,wenge, walnut, and mahogony I beleive.
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Check out this topic:
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73889

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Re: 13-piece JEM body???

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Oh, c'mon!!! Wood plays a CRUCIAL part!!!



EDIT:
Check out this topic:
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73889
Dude... it just supports the argument about the neck tone woods. I love those multiple piece bodies, but I really don't see the point unless it is neck through...

It is pretty... I would want one, but that look comes from neck through's. I belive it was Alembic who basically "invented" that look... They made Angus young's first SG.
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Re: 13-piece JEM body???

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I love those multiple piece bodies, but I really don't see the point unless it is neck through...
Exactly!
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