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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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JEM Custom Build...sources/recommendations?

I wasn't 100% sure where this thread belongs, so I hope it's in the right place.

I've got some ideas on a custom JEM project that I'd like to pursue. I've seen a few of you guys' projects posted here and there around the site and there's some really nice guitars that have been built.

I'm looking for recommendations on the best places to work with for the build in terms of quality, accuracy, ability to actually get it done, and of course cost (but not at the expense of getting a quality build).

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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Re: JEM Custom Build...sources/recommendations?

Well, for a cost-efficient project you should check out Nate Perle's site. He sells raw Jem bodies for 99$. You would have to paint it yourself. If you have a donor guitar like a 550/560/570 or any aanj neck guitar you can use the neck from it. Aiguitars on e*ay sells pre-routed fretboards you could put on the neck. Hardware is best purchased from Rich Harris from IbanezRules(banner above). If you want a higher quality guitar, or you don't have the confidence in building it on your own, you schould check out ETGuitars (baner above). For example, i asked him for a quote for LNG body and neck. It was around 900$. Also Check out his Marble guitar series.
AlaskaBat has a DIY guitar building blog running, it is well worth reading.
I hope that helps with your decisions.
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