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Re: Anyone (Rich? =]) want to comment?

I can believe there were 12 bodies made for parts replacements, and at least as many necks, but I do not believe anything was given away as a "prize". They would sell off these parts to employees long after they served no useful purpose, and there was always plenty of things that just disappeared as security at the time was pretty much non existent. But it would be an employee guitar either way.
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Quite possible; 'A' can only relate it as it was told to him.
Perhaps that person won the opportunity to purchase it - or perish the thought, but it was something that 'went missing' and wound up in his possession. In that case, I'm sure he wouldn't tell it to him that way.

Rich, if you ever hear of anything conclusive about this from one of your deep contacts, please let me know; I'd certainly like to know one way or another how this might correlate to other possible similar 'outsiders' to the family like mine.

Meantime, I'll try to remember to link some photos of the pocket stamping etc.
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Bill Reim is the only one left. JD is trying to forget everything that had to do with Ibanez. Mace was at NAMM this year and I was in the middle of talking to him, he saw somebody, said he'd be right back, never saw him again.

It is what it is, some things will never be known.
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Mace - that's interesting. Last I'd heard anything about him, he'd left the industry to work on something else entirely... was it aeronautics? Planes... something like that.

Too bad Jim feels like he needs to distance himself from that; he was right in the midst of the heyday of it all.

As always, thanks for your input Rich.
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If I understood him right Mace is working as an auto mechanic. And he was very excited to be there and see the few people that he still knew.
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That's wild.
I remember - I've got the picture tucked away - of him holding what must have been one of the first of not the first green Jem prototype.
It was a 'muddier' kind of almost forest green, and the grip was perilously close to the top edge, and rather larger... the pickguard still had the Blazer type 'swoop' on the top - more Tele than Strat inspired on that part.
And it had an early palm rest which was stubbier but wider, with the landing feet wide apart in a sort of delta 'triangular' aspect.
Pink pickups topped that off.
I wonder what happened to that one? =]
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Here's a link to that picture you're talking about, with the prototype;

http://www.vai.com/images/mace.jpg
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Here's a link to that picture you're talking about, with the prototype;

http://www.vai.com/images/mace.jpg

Thanks!

Yes indeed - I'd forgotten about the rosewood board, too... I was so focused on the body itself, and the very fresh-faced Mace =]
Great photo... wonder what happened to that instrument?
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