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post #1 of 67 (permalink) Old 12-23-2008, 02:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Chrome Jem by ET Guitars

Folks,

We all know and love the satriani Chromeboy...

Well I'm happy to give you all a sneak preview of my Chrome Jem prototype Its something we've been working on in secret for a few months now.

This is the real deal - an American Basswood body, fully plated in real Chrome... Its not the cheap spray-on chrome paint stuff, or the BRMR acrylic mirror top. It has a not too shabby amount of Metal plated on, its quite Heavy for a Basswood body.

Its not perfect, there are some imperfections, that we need to improve in future. The plating builds up on sharp or squareish edges - I guess the JS shape is much better suited for the chrome job... so we'll round off the sharper Jem edges until the plating is faultless. I will also watch it for a while before releasing the chrome finish for sale - I want to make sure that there are no other issues. I remember reading how Satch's chromeboy developed cracks and problems on the first prototypes.

If all seems well with the plating quality, then this is a finish option that we will offer on all the body styles and customs available from ET Guitars, and it will be called "Quicksilver".

Also, I wouldn't mind your thoughts on the design for the full prototype. I was thinking an ebony fretboard with silver mirror vine, mirror headstock laminate, and obviously all Chrome hardware. I'll build whatever is the most popular design from you guys!





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post #2 of 67 (permalink) Old 12-23-2008, 03:11 AM
 
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Re: Chrome Jem by ET Guitars

WOOHOO! I'm the first person to see it!

I feel special!


Dude, that is AWESOME! Very very nice looking guitar (and that's even before the rest of it is made!)

I feel honoured to be the first to see it.

Looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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Re: Chrome Jem by ET Guitars

That looks superb

I vote for an ebony fretboard with JONO inlaid down the first four frets, then no-one else will want it, and you'll have to send it to me, Mwahahaha

Whaddaya mean "no"?!?!?!

OK, seriously, I reckon a plain ebony board, with a chrome headstock if possible, (just not a natural headstock PLEASE)

I'd go for black pickups and chrome hardware.
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Wow, I am speechless. It looks really exotic
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Re: Chrome Jem by ET Guitars

Very nice! I think the original dosappearing piramid inlay on an ebony board would fit this sharp looking finish better than a vine
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Re: Chrome Jem by ET Guitars

i prefer the finish on the brmr, but this is very nice also
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Very nice! I think the original dosappearing piramid inlay on an ebony board would fit this sharp looking finish better than a vine
Thanks guys for the comments.

You know, I didn't even consider the pyramid style inlays , but definitely worth a thought... Maybe like on the UV, with Mother of Pearl and abalone. Hmmmm.....
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Thanks guys for the comments.

You know, I didn't even consider the pyramid style inlays , but definitely worth a thought... Maybe like on the UV, with Mother of Pearl and abalone. Hmmmm.....
Nice work, looks awesome.

I was gona say dissapearing pyramid, in 3 shades of mettalic silver, gun metal grey and maybe a gold or rose gold or copper.... What about metal material in the inlays instead of abalone. Like titanium


Also, are you able to do different colors of chrome. Like blue or red chrome etc...

anyways it looks great..
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Re: Chrome Jem by ET Guitars

awesome...but do we need that damn monkey grip!
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Re: Chrome Jem by ET Guitars

Im not seeing the pics....
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i dont see anything!
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snap - no pics - no website dude !
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Re: Chrome Jem by ET Guitars

I am seeing the pics and dang I like what I am seeing.

I agree with everyone that said pyramids and definitely an ebony fretboard and chrome headstock.

That thing is too sweet I cant wait to see it complete.
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Re: Chrome Jem by ET Guitars

ET phone home.

I can see the plants reflection on the guitar. What kind of plants are they? =)

ET you never cease to amaze. Keep up the great work and service.

TT
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oooh, now I see it - looks glacial !
gold hardware ebony board with mirror vine.
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