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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-02-2010, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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My new custom swirled JEM

Hey guys,

Back in February, I scored a PBK neck off a fellow Jemsiter, and immediately started looking around for a deserving body to mount it on. Of course, JEM bodies are about as scarce as JEM necks, so I opted to go with an aftermarket body...

I contacted Alan at outofthisswirled.com after seeing a guitar body on his website that just blew me away - his "Floral" inspired swirl. A few emails to get the details of what I wanted - square heel, alder body, rear routed, etc, and my project was off and running.

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And a few more pictures:







Swirl by outofthisswirled.com, clearcoat by Rob Williams Guitars, pickguard is by Jeannie, pickups are DiMarzio Evolutions. Thanks to those guys for helping me create this masterpiece...
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nice guitar. its well coordinated with the white pickups and the white in the swirl... .yeah nice.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-03-2010, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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nice guitar. its well coordinated with the white pickups and the white in the swirl... .yeah nice.
Thanks! Yours is pretty cool too. I didn't swirl mine myself, so I guess you win that battle.
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Re: My new custom swirled JEM

Can't go wrong with a swirl from Alan.

That's a fantastic looking guitar! Congrats!
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Looks very nice! I also like the way the white logo, pyramids, pickups, and knobs blend with the veins of white in the swirl.



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Wonderful guitar.

You are pushing me over the edge to get off my but and do my own custom project.

Simply bitchen' swirl!
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Thanks! Yours is pretty cool too. I didn't swirl mine myself, so I guess you win that battle.
both of us are winners as we both have cool guitars
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Great swirl! Grats!

Now go get some cool picks.
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Very nice guitar. Woodworking on the body looks excellent. I love seeing projects that are very nicely done with good attention to detail.
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sweeeet. Congrats on a beautiful build!
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Thanks for the kind words, fellas.

When I first got the body from Alan, I mocked it up with the neck, and thought I'd made a horrible mistake, because the inlays on the PBK seemed a little out of place with the outrageous colors in the swirl. My 14 year old suggested that I go with white pickups to kind of tie it all together, and I think it worked perfectly!

The woodworking on the body, as Takin' a Ride mentioned, *is* outstanding. Alan used to get his bodies from Sims Custom Shop, and this is one of the last ones that Alan bought from Patrick. I've got to say that, aside from one pretty big f**k up, the body is perfect. Speaking of attention to detail:



That's what I discovered when I first when to mount the neck. I had to fill and drill on a brand new body, because the holes for the neck screws were drilled 4mm off. Kind of an unfortunate oversight in an otherwise very good example of Patrick's woodworking skills.

Anyway, aside from that, everything fits perfectly. It plays great with the Wizard neck, so it's a bit different feel from my other JEMs. I'm diggin' it.
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Congrats, looks great! I've seen a lot Alan's work, great color schemes...
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Easily one of the best.. congradz!
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-04-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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really very cool the white pickups are superb
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