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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-03-2008, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
 
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It came to me in a dream.....

Not really, I was at a local watering hole last night and the Sprint Cup was on TV and I think I saw the new theme for one of my Jem projects. I have been on the fence as to what colors to go with or possibly a swirl for this project. After seeing Gordon smash into the wall last night it hit me at how cool and how much I liked his new paint job on his car.

BTW- not a NASCAR fan even though I lived near the Daytona Speedway for almost 20yrs. Go figure.

Of course it would be without all the sponsor names and what not but the flame colors and body color seems like a cool match IMO. Would have to have an LNG color in the scheme somehow



Here's the guitar as it has been for over a year now, nothing is installed but just laid out for the pic:



The DX neck won't go with it but might get sold (not into the wedge/shark tooth inlays at all). I have a nice RG570 neck in excellent shape that would rock with same color themed pyramids eventually



Anyone able to do a mock up virtual job to show what it might look like when done?
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Re: It came to me in a dream.....

Well I must say that those are nice choices.
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Re: It came to me in a dream.....

Pickups and knobs would probably be green and yellow.

In this alder body the pups will most likely be:

Bridge - EvoII
Mid - HS-3
Neck - PAF Pro
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Well I must say that those are nice choices.
Thanks. I've always wanted flames on a guitar and if I can somehow get the LNG color incorporated I'll kill two birds with one stone.
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Thanks. I've always wanted flames on a guitar and if I can somehow get the LNG color incorporated I'll kill two birds with one stone.

Did you just say LNG?


Oh no...

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Re: It came to me in a dream.....

You have LNG plumes escaping from behind you now?
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You have LNG plumes escaping from behind you now?
Could be...
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Re: It came to me in a dream.....

That should be a cool looking project. good pickup choice too.
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Re: It came to me in a dream.....

Thanks bro. I like green and since LNG is a Jem color, it seems very fitting.

I also plan to refinish the blue custom project as well, I've not been to keen on blue lately and my refinish job on that one turned out pretty bad. Maybe I'll talk to courtney2018 about a swirl for that one with a green or maybe red color scheme

I need to email Patrick and find out some prices on the work.
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Re: It came to me in a dream.....

3 color flames look cool on a guitar Sounds like it'll be a great looking guitar, but it might be just that little bit nicer for your colors with a maple board instead of rosewood if you go with yellows and greens. Either way, should be a looker!
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3 color flames look cool on a guitar Sounds like it'll be a great looking guitar, but it might be just that little bit nicer for your colors with a maple board instead of rosewood if you go with yellows and greens. Either way, should be a looker!

A maple board with the same color scheme disapearing pyramids and a reverse headstock would be soooo sweet. I'm drooling right now thinking about it.

I might have to look into getting a custom neck made like that before I get the body painted (Woods?) so the headstock could be finished with a matching heastock and logo at the same time.

Thanks for bringing that up Jim, that is an important detail that didn't cross my mind until you brought it up. I now need to get a quote on the custom neck FIRST and get that work under way while I'm getting details together for SIMS on the headstock and body scheme.

The hard part might be as to what colors to use on the pyramids that work with the colors of the body/headstock paint. Hmmm....lots to think about here.

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I just noticed but, I love how there just happens to be a confederate flag in the second picture. It's hilarious.
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Re: It came to me in a dream.....

That JEM body looks familiar, did you buy it from us?
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I just noticed but, I love how there just happens to be a confederate flag in the second picture. It's hilarious.
I live in Florida and play in a Southern Rock band so it is actually very fitting. The S body laying next to the Jem body will get the Rebel flag Zakk Wylde look with the worn thru paint job...eventually. I'll try to do that one myself.

Here's a pic from a fellow Jemsiter that I will use as a reference for the Rebel project. I'm not so sure I'll have a number 4 or any other number on the body for that matter.




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That JEM body looks familiar, did you buy it from us?
Unfortunately no, it's not Patrick. Monster Guitars built that one. I'll need to have it checked out before I have it painted just so I know the specs aren't off after spending the $ for the paint job only to find issues later.

I would like to chat with you either via phone or email about this paint scheme I'm looking at with this project. I would like to get this under way over the next month or so and have it finished by summers end if possible, custom neck and all

I'm all ears for any advice
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Re: It came to me in a dream.....

It's like "Yeah, who doesn't have a confederate flag under their guitars when they take pictures of them?"
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