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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-22-2012, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Talking DNA Swirl (Herc Fede->ET Guitars)

I have been wanting to get a DNA for quite some time and in Australia they are as rare as hens teeth. The element of risk in buying one from overseas is there coupled with the fact that import duty on a 7 thousand dollar plus guitar makes getting one a pain (a planned trip to the US in November may solve this).

So initially I thought that I would make one. I bought a donor guitar (an RG 570) and set about learning how to swirl. I trialed my swirling skills on a crappy Charvel that I had laying around. No good - way too much effort and cost going in for a very poor result. So I started looking around for a decent 'swirler' but it was all too difficult. Then ET guitars got a deal going with Herc Fede. Ernie put up a couple of images of Herc's stuff on his site. I took a trip down to the Southern Highlands got a chance to meet Ernie and have a chat about guitars and sorted out an order for a DNA body. Ernie sent me out a couple of emails to see what type of a swirl I liked, got it sorted with Herc, the body got swirled and Ernie has just sent me a pic of the body.......and I am stoked!

Have a look for yourself......



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Now to the excited wait for it to get to Australia, clear coat from Ernie and then the fitout and build.

-Wolfram
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-22-2012, 06:38 AM
 
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Re: DNA Swirl (Herc Fede->ET Guitars)

Nice! I would have wanted more black but that's the nature of the swirl.

Back photo? Not that anyone will see it, but hey?
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No back photo as yet - hoping it i as goo as the front.

-Wolfram
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-22-2012, 07:38 AM
 
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Re: DNA Swirl (Herc Fede->ET Guitars)

Wow!!! That is one hell of a swirl job.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-22-2012, 10:22 AM
 
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thats the best DNA swirl I have seen to date I love it.
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Re: DNA Swirl (Herc Fede->ET Guitars)

Knockout swirl , I love how the darkest of colour is sucked right into th lions claw.
Congrats !.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-23-2012, 12:11 AM
 
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Re: DNA Swirl (Herc Fede->ET Guitars)

Hi Wolfram,


I purchased a PMC from FEDE through Ernie last year.Fantastic swirl,but it was a little muted around the edges & back.That swirl looks pretty strong all over though.


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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 11:33 AM
 
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Re: DNA Swirl (Herc Fede->ET Guitars)

Looks great...I just can't get into the DNA necks myself, I'd always rather have a vine or pyramids:/
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-02-2012, 10:59 PM
 
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Re: DNA Swirl (Herc Fede->ET Guitars)

Wow!! What a great swirl.
DNA FTW!!
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-03-2012, 12:18 AM
 
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Re: DNA Swirl (Herc Fede->ET Guitars)

Shame there's no "DNA" in it

I love it! It's fantastic. Someday I should inquire to ET about getting a PMC from Herc. The PMC with the special color pyramids, Fancy! one of my favs.
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 10:32 PM
 
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Re: DNA Swirl (Herc Fede->ET Guitars)

Wow,thats one HELL swirl...

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-20-2012, 12:28 PM
 
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Those are some sweet body's who swirled em
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 08:58 PM
 
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Those are some sweet body's who swirled em
I swirled all of them.

Its been so humid and rainy here for the past 6 weeks,so i havent been able to finish them in clear.

There are some with heavy coats,but i want more lacquer on them b4 i send them out.

Thanks.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 09:49 PM
 
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thats the best DNA swirl I have seen to date I love it.
it is definitely up there - especially with how the swirl is kind of finished off at the back of the guitar behind the trem cavity - looks fantastic!
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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Re: DNA Swirl (Herc Fede->ET Guitars)

For the price,it would want to be....
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