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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2010, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
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Custom fixed bridge neckthrough body inlay jem

Itīs been a while since the last time I posted a project here (the last couple of guitars I had custom made for me were not Ibanez related).

Iīve always wanted to have one the virtual jems with the vine inlayed body and I always felt the fixed bridge jem that Ibanez released a few years ago was kind of a let down.

So I decided to have this guitar made by an incredibly capable luthier. Actually he makes guitars as a hobbie for the pleasure of it. They guy is so brilliant he actually designed and built himself his own CNC robot. He also made al the 3D design involved in this project. Amazing talent IMHO.

Anyway, here are the specs:

flamed sicomore top, granadillo back, maho*** in the middle. 5 piece neckthrough, flamed maple fingerboard.

3 Lace Sensor single coils, shalled fx bridge and tuners, amber translucent pickguard, mini lion claw (to allow octavation of the fixed bridge).

Hereīs are a few pics, hope you like them!









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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2010, 02:47 AM
 
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Re: Custom fixed bridge neckthrough body inlay jem

That would have looked better without the grip IMHO though it looks like it will be brilliant anyway!
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2010, 03:56 AM
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Re: Custom fixed bridge neckthrough body inlay jem

Looks interesting, about as far away from a traditional JEM as a guitar with a handle can get but still
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Re: Custom fixed bridge neckthrough body inlay jem

Not a fan of body inlays at all, but this looks pretty cool. I love the bridge recess and faux lions claw
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Re: Custom fixed bridge neckthrough body inlay jem

"mini lion claw (to allow octavation of the fixed bridge)"

What does this mean?
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2010, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Custom fixed bridge neckthrough body inlay jem

I actually wanted a jem that is far from a jem

I ve had plenty of jems and I still carry a 10th. I also have several edge/lo pro edge equiped HSH blot on superstrats, si this had to be different.

Since the bridge is recessed, the mini lion claw allows the saddles to be adjusted with a screwdriver. Itīs actually something ment to be functional.

The guitar will probably finished in natural colour with just a transparent clearcoat. It will probably feature a translucent pickguard, may be in amber, green or red (transparent is also an option).
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-26-2010, 02:45 AM
 
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Re: Custom fixed bridge neckthrough body inlay jem

Looks really good.

Loving the flaming on the neck.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-30-2010, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Custom fixed bridge neckthrough body inlay jem

Itīs finished, and I think it is among the 4 or 5 best looking guitars I ve ever had (and I ve had over 120 of them !!! )

The top is incredibly figured, and the overall look came out as I thought it would. The luthier did an INCREDIBLE job and Iīm really thankfull to him. The fact that he makes them as a hobbie more than a job gives him all the more credit.

The logo and the cavity covers are still missing (the ones in the photo are from another guitar an doesnt fit). That will be done next week.

The only problem is that now, I want to order another half a dozen from him!!!!!

Here are the pics, hope you like them!











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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-30-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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Re: Custom fixed bridge neckthrough body inlay jem

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I actually wanted a jem that is far from a jem

I ve had plenty of jems and I still carry a 10th. I also have several edge/lo pro edge equiped HSH blot on superstrats, si this had to be different.

Since the bridge is recessed, the mini lion claw allows the saddles to be adjusted with a screwdriver. Itīs actually something ment to be functional.

The guitar will probably finished in natural colour with just a transparent clearcoat. It will probably feature a translucent pickguard, may be in amber, green or red (transparent is also an option).
Very nice work! I really like how you've adapted the claw in a functional way with your fixed bridge, as you've stated above.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-31-2010, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Custom fixed bridge neckthrough body inlay jem

Well, as I said, I just had it made for me. The luthier that made came up with that specific idea which turned out great.

Thanks!
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