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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-03-2007, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question How'd they do the Jem77RB paint job?

Just wondering how Ibanez went about doing the Jem77RB paint job? It was basswood I believe, but is a non-figured wood.
I have an alder body with lots of visible grains how would I go about accenting those grains eventhough alder is not a figured wood.
Just curious, if anyone has a procedure for doing this other than the projectguitar tutorial please let me know.

I know of the blowtorch method, but if you've paid $$ for an alder body I'm not willing to wreck it, there must be another way.


P.s. Another thing, does anybody know of where I can get a Jem77FP pickguard in fluorescent neon transparent green or blue???
Thanks in advance.

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Re: How'd they do the Jem77RB paint job?

Maybe you could enlighten me... what the hell is "figured wood"?
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Re: How'd they do the Jem77RB paint job?

Figured wood has a pronounced grain pattern like Bubinga, Ovankol, Flame Maple, Quilted Maple etc. In alder because the grains are so faint most wood workers would just assume paint it a solid color because regular stains and dyes don't really bring out the grain as nice as if you had a figured wood to work with.
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Re: How'd they do the Jem77RB paint job?

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Figured wood has a pronounced grain pattern like Bubinga, Ovankol, Flame Maple, Quilted Maple etc. In alder because the grains are so faint most wood workers would just assume paint it a solid color because regular stains and dyes don't really bring out the grain as nice as if you had a figured wood to work with.
Who knew. Thanks for that.
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Re: How'd they do the Jem77RB paint job?

I used the blowtorch on my RB project on an Chri Woods alder body with no problems. Check it out here:

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showth...t=58619&page=2

Still haven't got around to posting some propper pics but you get the idea...
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