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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-12-2010, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Custom build Swirled jem.

I wanted to share this picture with you all, Its a build I have on the go at the moment. All the paintwork is now done, I have just finished painting, fitting a decal and clearing the headstock. I will be fitting a maple finger board with pyramid inlays in the usual pink, green and yellow colours. I have the inlays and the fret wire but Im waiting for the finger board to arrive (very soon I hope). Im pinching the pink/ green 'Dimarzio' pick ups from my GMC replica (fitting black/ green pickups into the GMC). I have a clear scratch plate arriving any day now. I purchased a very cheap RG 450 that was fitted with an edge tremolo, Im using this guitar as a donor. The only issue I have had so far is I had to shave half a mm off of both sides of the neck pocket, no big deal really.
In order to keep down costs Im swirling the old 450 body and plan to sell it on that popular auction site.
I will post more pictures of my progress soon.
Thanks for looking.
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post #2 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-12-2010, 10:38 AM
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Wow--good job!



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post #3 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-12-2010, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wow--good job!
Thanks
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post #4 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-12-2010, 02:41 PM
 
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Re: Custom build Swirled jem.

Beautiful swirl. Who did that?
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Beautiful swirl. Who did that?
Thanks, I did the swirl myself. I do the odd one, its a hobby of mine
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post #6 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-12-2010, 09:23 PM
 
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Re: Custom build Swirled jem.

Wow Jonny, that is the EXACT kind of swirl that I'd love on a UV. Everyone these days seems obsessed with zigzagging the swirl as they dip it.... which looks like sh!t. That one of yours is a more natural and beautiful look...... like colours floating into each other on water (which it incidentally is LOL) and it's also nice and even, no huge blocks of color amongst it all. Just beautiful mate.

How much do you charge?
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Re: Custom build Swirled jem.

the best swirl ive ever seen its amazing you could be professional
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post #8 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 05:17 AM
 
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Yes, a most excellent job, any other swirl projects that you have photographed?
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post #9 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 06:58 AM
 
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Dude should go into business...... I can't find many others who can make swirls this good.
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post #10 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for your kind words guys. I do offer refinishing/ swirling. To be honest I dont take on much outside work as I mostly buy a complete Ibanez guitar or a body and Swirl and clear coat it and then offer it for sale. I find it less complicated, if someone likes the guitar they will buy it and if not then they wont.
If you look on my profile my web address should be on there..... I think.
Thanks.
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Re: Custom build Swirled jem.

awsome mate.its a top drawer swirl
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post #12 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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awsome mate.its a top drawer swirl
Thanks dude. I will take some more (detailed) photos as I progress with the build. This guitar is going to be fantastic. I just emailed Max for some parts for her.... its all very exciting
And once again thanks for your kind words dudes, it means a lot to me.
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post #13 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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Re: Custom build Swirled jem.

I will say again - this one is a beauty!
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post #14 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 06:13 PM
 
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Re: Custom build Swirled jem.

Very cool! Looks just like the one I'm building, only my board is rosewood.
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post #15 of 62 (permalink) Old 11-14-2010, 12:26 AM
 
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Re: Custom build Swirled jem.

I so wanna learn how to do this. I tried and failed, almost got it but ultimately failed. I could've kept practicing but then the Jem Contest happened and I designed and worked on my custom that I'm working on now. I do wanna learn how to do this still, and to do it this good would be a dream.

It's funny how close to their chests swirlers keep their cards though. Very hard to find information, exact information on what you need to do. A lot of trial and error. It'd be nice to know simple things like just how much borax needed per gallon/litre and things like that as too little or too much can mess things up. Being in a small town in Australia, getting hold of the same paints is a bit of a hassle too. I'm gonna nail it one day though..... one day.
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