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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-06-2001, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Gabe's Custom Jem - ...that bar...give it to me....

Pasted from the "THE NEW JEM" thread.
http://www.jemfest.com/candid/Thursd...s/P0000755.htm

ummmm...Gabe?

is that a gold whammy bar?

Are you holding out on us? *

where'd it come from? *did you make it? *how?

inquiring minds (with gold hardware) want to know...
~Kenny

PS: The rest of the guitar is GORGEOUS!

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-07-2001, 10:02 AM
 
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[evil mode] Ha Ha! *I'll never tell you the secret about my gold bar! *Never! *Never! *Never! *Ha ha ha ha! [/evil mode]

Seriously though, the bar is simply foil plated for the effect of show only, not for playability. *The gold will wear of in a matter of a couple hours of play. *It was just an experiment. *I do plan on making my own bars with a home milling machine though.

Thanks for the kind comments about the guitar. *It will never be that way again, however. *I've taken the guitar apart. *The body is from Jem10 #605 which I am selling. *I've fully restored the Jem10 now. *The neck in the picture is now in the hands of Jon Harper and he's making a rear routed Jem style body for me. *The body will have a H-H config and a 3-way switch below the neck pickup. *The body will be swirled in mostly black with a little white and gold. *I will have the body bound (depending on how much black there is). *I already purchased a Sustainiac Steath Plus with a white upper coil (driver) and black lower coil (dummy). *I'm ordering a breed with a black upper coil and white lower coil. *The hardware will be all gold.

Can't wait for this this to get done! *It's 2 years in the making!

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-07-2001, 01:50 PM
 
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I now that you're making that guitar a long time (2 years), but man the way she is now is too cool.
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just my opinion, but why you'd try to improve on this piece of perfection is way beyond me.

~Kenny
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-07-2001, 06:45 PM
 
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D...D..D.....D...DD....D.....D.....amn.

Sweet Ride Gabe! *I suddenly want to heist a copy of SmartCAM and squeeze a CNC machine in my computer room :biggrin:
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-08-2001, 09:17 AM
 
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Thanks for the kind words. *I do miss this guitar, but I can alway rebuild!

Gold and black do look good together, no?

Gabe
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-08-2001, 09:48 AM
 
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I canít wait to see that new swirl Gabe. I have not seen that color combination before. With that beautiful neck it should be a heartbreaker.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2001, 12:25 AM
 
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Using a term usually reserved for archtops, semi-hollows, and jazz boxes in general; I have to say that is one classy looking Jem. Very nice.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2001, 01:24 AM
 
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I really like the headstock....I like the idea of lookin at it and knowing you spent a good amount of time and effort into it....nice job man....A 2 THUMBS UP!!!!
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