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post #1 of 146 (permalink) Old 11-23-2006, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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My Custom Jem - built by Richard Fay

I started a project to build a Jem well over a year ago (long before i won the Jem form here!), unfortunately though due to terrible weather and a really short summer i just wasnt able to make enough progress on it (i dont have anywhere to work on it indoors).

I'd bought all the hardware and most of the guitar, so i emailed Richard Fay (whos advert i found here ) and asked if he could finish off the bits ive done, and paint the guitar for me.

After quite a bit of emailing it looked like it would probably be better to start with a new body instead of using the one id hacked up .

I sent all my parts id bought to him and he's made some really fast progress on the guitar!

Basic specs...

Body: Basswood, Jem style with monkey grip and lion claw
Neck: Prestige Wizard from an RG570, custom pyramid inlays
Pickups: Sustainiac Stealth Pro, Evo Single, Breed Bridge
Bridge: Lo-Pro Edge (chrome)
Colour: Blue swirl with clear pickguard and matching headstock

Rich has sent me pics of the progress every few days or so, these are some ive got so far!

Rough cut of the new fretboard and inlays:


Shot of the Sustainiac and pickups, with a fake single coil to balance out the colours:


Closeup of the Sustainiac:


Front of the body:


Back of the body with the extra routing for the sustainiac and the battery:

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Oh! A new BMC! Cool! Looks good! Keep the pics coming!
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Thanks

Will do, the swirl should be done in a couple of days so ill deffinately post it then .
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I'm looking forward to see another killer swirl from Rich ....
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wow awesome awesome...
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Look forward to seeing the results. BMC will be very nice!
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Look forward to seeing the results. BMC will be very nice!
Hows your Jem doing these days by the way?
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Wow, this one's gonna be sweet!!
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Hows your Jem doing these days by the way?
Oh she's doing real well. I still stare at her before playing (not bec/ of my face reflecting...added bonus though! ). In fact, I'm going to take her out today before Thanksgiving dinner.

Your Jem doing well? Looks like your Jem will go well next to the custom BMC.
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Oh she's doing real well. I still stare at her before playing (not bec/ of my face reflecting...added bonus though! ). In fact, I'm going to take her out today before Thanksgiving dinner.

Your Jem doing well? Looks like your Jem will go well next to the custom BMC.
Good to hear it

Yeah she still gets all the attention here . She's sitting happily in her case next to my RG570 at the moment. Havent had much chance to play over the past week or two though, got way too much work on .
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good luck!


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Well Rich has done the swirl and sent some pics!







I think the front looks absolutely stunning! And the headstock should be pretty awesome once the logo and tuners are on there. Cant wait till its clear coated so it all shines through .
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Looks great!
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Awesome! How are you gonna switch the fretboards out?
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Awesome! How are you gonna switch the fretboards out?
Not a clue, Rich (Fay) is doing all the work .
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