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post #1 of 103 (permalink) Old 11-17-2006, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Contest: The best custom shop Jem/Universe/Signature

I know there are a lot of incredible custom made jems/universes/signatures out there. Ive seen a lot of swirls, exotic woods, donnies replicas, chrome, etc, etc, etc. We also have a couple of very good luthiers among jemsiters.

Id like to make a contest to pick the most atractive/original of them, and then make poll to choose the "supreme" custom made "ibanez" guitars. To be clear, this is not a poll. The idea is to make a poll later on.

This is also an excuse to get people to show this beasts!

Just 3 rules:

1: The guitar can't be a lightly modded stock guitar. It has to be either a full custom made guitar or a heavily customized guitar.

2: Try not to post too many pics of the same guitar.

3: Lets only post pics of finished guitars

It will be one thread were all the cool customs (like the BMC jem, the 9/11 jem and other highly reputed guitars among jemsiters) can be showed.
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Re: Contest: The best custom shop Jem/Universe/Signature

Where are those exotic RBM's RCB? I would love to see those things again.
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thread over
http://www.jemsite.com/jem/photos/custom/gcc/index.htm
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Amazing guitar! I dont know how I missed it. That has to be among the most beautifull jems I ever saw.

It may end up no.1 but it does has worthy oponents out there. Just give them time to show up!

I ll post a couple of new pics of my customs later on (this thread is also a good excuse to take new pics of your customs guys!)
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Glen, I wasn't crazy about those colors at first, but they really make the 3-D effect pop. Sweet!
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Ummm, all the same gauge string?

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Re: Contest: The best custom shop Jem/Universe/Signature

Read the rules Glen...
#1: The guitar can't be a lightly modded stock guitar. That's a just a refinished Jem.

How about the RG421? Is it done? Great neck on that one.
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THe description says its made from ground zero.
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i need alot better pics.... i'm just joking "thread over" but....

that is not a modified JEM it's 100% custom... custom neck (from Harper), custom body (from now defunct Ed Wood's shop), custom inlays (Harper)... nothin "stock" except pickups and hardware.... glen

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Ummm, all the same gauge string?
I was thinking the same thing, lefty!

That sure is a beauty Glen!!!!

Good thread idea, RCB Look forward to seeing all the customs!
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symmetrical strings were used to tweak the neck upon return from many weeks of non-tension... good eye... the pickguard isn't even screwed on yet in those photos.... glen
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symmetrical strings were used to tweak the neck upon return from many weeks of non-tension... good eye... the pickguard isn't even screwed on yet in those photos.... glen
Is it the angle of the pic or is the neck slightly missaligned?
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Has it collected any more "character", or is the one I gave it still the only one?
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LOL.... character is good... but that one is pretty clean still (otoh the finished RG421 custom my oldest put a big ding in the back of the body).

neck and everything probably a bit off kilter in the pics.

i'm surprise Simon didn't post yet in the thread... hehe.... glen
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My apologies for the 73rd time. Although I would recomend raising that ceiling a foot or so
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