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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-09-2019, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Jem rebuild progress

So, I bought a Jem 555 forever ago, the wood for the trem split, (I got it very cheaply)
I had a body made by Harperz guitars which ended up being cut incorrectly and EKG (Eddie Kolesar) graciously offered to correct it, which he did.
I also had Jeremy, A.K.A. LGM, extend the inlays to the 24th fret and swap out my wife's name for Steve Vai's.
I tung oiled it and assembled everything and have been playing it for the past decade or so.
It's been fine, but I am tired of the tung oil finish. I was going to have the body swirled, but i have, over the years fallen in love with figured maple tops, so I got an itch to go with a flame maple top and my own color.

She's getting gold hardware, white pickups, but i don't know if I want to use EVOs or something with a lil more finesse?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 01:33 PM
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Re: Jem rebuild progress

Beautiful. Keep us updated. What mics do you have in it? PAF Pros?
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