At LONG last!!!!! I got her........Jumps up and down! Boing boing boing......
After waiting arduously all day yesterday, somehow I missed UPS
Grrrr!!! (no doubt pure Karma for my constantly “tick tocking” Tommy while he waited for Natalie
So I had to go pick her up!
Wow….words can’t describe this thing so here are some photos below. The vine was done by Sims Custom (UK) It came back with a few issues, but Martin was kind enough to cover the shipping back to make corrections. It’s pretty darn nice I must say!
I also HAVE to say that I don't even know how to begin to thank Rich enough for his guidance and participation in this project from beginning to end
I got the BRMR from him. We waited and waited to find the nicest darkest rosewood possible. I think we when through 5 or 6 until we got the right one. Then of course there's the infamous set-up, fretwork, re-radiusing, etc. He went way out of his way to help me out with this entire process. He's actually a very cool feller once you get through the knarly abrasive Nor-Easter demeanor
Just ribbin ya big boy! Thanks man…really! You do RULE!!!
Now for the play test!!! Looks are great, but I’m a player…and “Drum Roll” Wow….this thing plays GREAT!!! Very comfortable. Oh Duh….of course…..it’s a Jem. The new 5 piece necks are trippy looking with the lump at the nut, but they play awesome! At least this one does. It came in perfect tune as well thanks to the above mentioned. This is my first experience with the new trem and it works just fine with the mod. No issues there. Also, the Breeds are pretty sweet too. In between the PAF’s and the EVO’s is a great medium. The J Craft case is pretty nice as well, though I wonder how tightly these J Craft cases hold the guitar??
I guess I can say I own a RARE Jem now:-)
Whooo hoooo!!! Yip, yip yip yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee waaa wahhh yippie yoh! Oh, sorry, I got a bit carried away there
Enjoy the pics! One of them is a teaser for “Jems In Paradise #2” Can you guess which one? Again, much thanks to Rich and Martin for making what was just a dream, a reality
Well….I’m off to play her smore.......sorry for all the pics......couldn't help it, lol.
I noticed that the photobucket resizing SUX!!