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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-15-2006, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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My very own pseudo-JEM!!!!!

Hey guys! Just bought this baby off the 'bay. It's a 1989 RG550DY that's been modded to effect a JEM with its monkey-grip, Paf-Pros and an entire fretboard replacement with a yellow vine inlaid . It's the same one sold from Cottam Guitars for £400, with the grip and pups as extra work. I think the headstock's also been refinished though as it's not the matching DY. It looks pretty faded in the photos, but the less-modded pic shows its true colour! Enjoy...





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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-15-2006, 12:41 PM
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wow dannymills! that is one sweet lookin' DY replica.
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Nice job!

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Re: My very own pseudo-JEM!!!!!

it's cool !!!

has ebony fingerboard?

i think that you should repaint all body (monkey-grip isn't painted) again, and also the headstok in yellow and you go for a pink logo decal.

regards.

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Looks sick, man! The only thing it needs now is a new paintjob on the headstock and body (monkey grip isn't painted).
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very cool..
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Cool guitar, I think they made the DYs after a certain year without the matching headstock.
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Cool guitar, I think they made the DYs after a certain year without the matching headstock.
You are talking about JEMs or RGs? there?

.... oh, and, just to be pedantic, that's a really sweet VDY replica you've got there - in fact the RG550 neck is probably closer in profile to a VDY than a DY in any case!
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Don't forget the lion's claw.
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Don't forget the lion's claw.
That's right! I forgot all about it..
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Nice
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-16-2006, 06:11 AM
 
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i've seen that guitar in person. in fact, i think i've even played it once. it's very cool.
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it's cool !!!

has ebony fingerboard?

i think that you should repaint all body (monkey-grip isn't painted) again, and also the headstok in yellow and you go for a pink logo decal.

regards.

Daniel.

Yeah, and it seems the original jack hole hasnt been plugged either... Awesome candidate for a claw + refinish, but its certainly got some mojo to it all banged up like that

Congrats man!
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Try to have the monkey grip perfected when you have the claw done.

Looks cool.
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Hey, thanks for the comments guys! I'd really love to get it refinished to include the grip, but refinishing is so expensive in the UK ... I'd have a black and yellow swirl anyway . I think I'd rather leave the lion's claw, as I'm not that fussed about having a dead acurate replica of a 777DY, and again, expensive!! Us students aren't known for our diposable incomes...
Jimmy... how did it play when you tried it?

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