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View Poll Results: If you had this 777SK project what would you do with it?
PMC Swirl it 27 44.26%
GMC Swirl it 6 9.84%
Paint it BLACK and behold the power of the black guitar 3 4.92%
Change to Loch Ness Green 2 3.28%
Paint it Desert Yellow to match the headstock's former paint 1 1.64%
Restore to former Shocking Pink glory, start to grow some hair 22 36.07%
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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-29-2008, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Red face 777sk swirl project

I'm calling this project "PMC-inspired" since I know it won't be right, I just enjoy the look of those guitars and figure I might as well enjoy what I got... So here is my 91 Jem777SK "collection of parts". I got it in boxes and in a horribly-repainted state. Some people did not like the Shocking Pink, imagine that! So I took it down to bare basswood with plans to paint. Still working on the control cavity but the heat gun was starting to get to me!

This seems like a great swirl candidate to me. I wanted to get opinions on best way to proceed. I know the front routes make less awesome swirls but I figure with clear pickguard+neat electronics it will look cool. Some guys have their bodies dipped with the pickguard installed but I am not really into having a nekkid body underneath. Plus I know the swirl would scratch right off the pickguard if it were mine. I guess the whole mess could be clearcoated but that just don't seem right to me.

Here is what I was thinking: Swirl the body PMC style. Paint the headstock black. Decal to match electronics (This Jem has green pickups and controls, so I was thinking of either green decal or new purple bobbin plates/single coil cover+purple decal)

The yellow instead of purple disappearing pyramids also keep this from looking like a real PMC... Not much I can do about that... Maybe a yellow or green headstock decal? Can someone suggest a source for good headstock decals? I see em on **** but don't trust them as being quality.

If anyone thinks I'm all wrong to swirl this I'd like to hear that opinion as well!

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post #2 of 65 (permalink) Old 03-30-2008, 12:24 AM
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Re: 777sk swirl project

Well if it were me, I would refinish in the factory color. However, it is your guitar, so let me suggest that if you really want the swirl, then get a rear route body.

Either way it will be a fun project.
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Seems that there is such low interest in 777SK's it would be a waste... Restore it to factory color that no one likes? Especially me, I'm not wanting to be seen gigging with a pink guitar. That's how I got this, a previous owner HATED the pink, botched the repaint then took it all apart.
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Why would you NOT be wanted to be seen with a pink guitar?

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Seems that there is such low interest in 777SK's it would be a waste... Restore it to factory color that no one likes? Especially me, I'm not wanting to be seen gigging with a pink guitar. That's how I got this, a previous owner HATED the pink, botched the repaint then took it all apart.
I like pink
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I like pink
+1. I'd love an SK and a VSK. Then my pink Kramer Pacer wouldn't feel all alone
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Yeah, my buddy hated the purple guitar he ended up giving me. That's not why he gave it to me, but he was always saying "The color, you know, it bothers me." I think it looks great. It's funny what things bother people about gutiars. I mean it's not like the previous owner of this JEM couldn't have just paid someone to professionally refinish it. But his stupidity lost him a great guitar and gave you shrig one for cheap. So I hope there are plenty more stupid people jsut like him out there.

Just as long as the guitar is still usable that is.

I'm not a swirl fan I think you should paint it LNG (loch ness green)
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Just to help you out
Thi is what it could look like!

Now, I've shown you mine when it's done you show me yours!
btw, in spite of this I like the original sk a lot!
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I'm not a swirl fan I think you should paint it LNG (loch ness green)
Stop it with the *boring* LNG finish already. You KNOW it should be refinished in black
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cool project.but is the body not from a vsk?black lionsclaw?but i think for a swirl you need a backrouted body.swirl with a pickguard isn't that nice.do you think it is?i like the pink jem.one day i have one!but they are so ugly.and the swirl can be nice.try to be original.and show pictures.
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I like pink
i have a pink fluffy strap on my 7vwh.looks great
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Stop it with the *boring* LNG finish already. You KNOW it should be refinished in black


*bows to one kneee*

"Yes, my master."


"If you only knew the power of the black guitar."
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Just to help you out
Thi is what it could look like!
Now, I've shown you mine when it's done you show me yours!
btw, in spite of this I like the original sk a lot!
Jim
Nice Vim! So yours is a front-route? I can't tell from the pic.

I was thinking black headstock + one of the swirls below from Nate (of course the final swirl will vary, but these colors anyway) A swirl with black in it would even look good with the black pickguard until I can afford a clear one ($84.50 shipped from pickguardparadise OUCH!)




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PMC or GMC?

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1. PMC
2. GMC
3. Paint it BLACK
4. LNG
5. DY
6. What are you doing? Restore it to SK!

Guys, with what I have to work with (green pickups and controls, Yellow disappearing pyramids), think this would be better as a faux PMC or GMC?

Here are the electronics/rest of parts (pickups and controls also painted, thank you previous owner!)
Every time I cringe at the painted parts I just remind myself that I wouldn't *have* this guitar unless it had been painted like this. So I thank the previous owner instead.


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Why would you NOT be wanted to be seen with a pink guitar?
lol, i didn't see your unedited post, but I *am* pretty confident with my sexuality, thank you
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