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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-12-2009, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Build help...

Hi everyone!

So I'm pretty new here, though I've known of this site a good few years now. I thought that this would be an ideal time to join up and possibly get talking to some people.

Basically...I used to do a Musical instrument making class with a local luthier. This was about 4 years ago, and I was making a Jem style guitar loosely based on a Jem 10th, but with different woods and a few other changes...anyway, for various reasons I had to stop going, which was, ummm...disappointing to say the least.

However I decided a couple of months ago to carry on with it, take it slow, and get it done. Slight problem though; due to moving home 4 or 5 times...all the plans and drawings I had were lost!!
So all I have now is what I can remember of the build, pictures I've been madly searching for recently, a honduras mahogany body cutout (gorgeous wood!!), a 3 piece maple/mahogany neck (which I am not going to use), and...a truss rod.
Not a lot to go on but, I am planning this thing VERY carefully, because well...I'm not daft and I know I'll need plans. Also some help. Eeek!

Differences to actual Jems in how I want it built...well, different wood. I'm using mahogany for the body and probably a laminate of Limba and Koa for the neck. Also, I really don't want to use a bolt on neck, the method I want to use is a deep set neck, that way I can carve the heel down a lot, and also it'll get me closer to the sound I'm after.

Other things are 25" scale length, black pickups and some of the hardware instead of chrome/silver, and probably various other little things like a different tremolo unit...edge ZR is it? I can't remember.

Anyway, I would really appreciate it if anyone would be able to help out with some advice or anything, I'm going to get the design of this down before I start choppety chopping expensive wood!

Anyone here successfully built their own Jem-a-like with any success?
And does anyone have general advice on neck construction, how it affects tone, and installing tremolos into deep set necks...

Ok, REALY sorry for the essay, but any help will be wonderful and very much appreciated.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-12-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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Re: New Build help...

http://static.keebali.com/jemsite.co..._blueprint.jpg

Go to that, it has everything you need to build the body.

Lots of people have built JEM style guitars on this site. Just search "Custom Jem Project" or something like that.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 06:34 AM
 
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Re: New Build help...

Who would be interested in a accurate Jem WH plan????
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Who would be interested in a accurate Jem WH plan????
what does that even mean?
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 07:14 AM
 
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what does that even mean?
Like a sheet with all the dimensions and measurements of a JEM.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 07:15 AM
 
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what does that even mean?

I think there is one in existance, if not the guy can make one.

So what do you guys think??
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 07:17 AM
 
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Like a sheet with all the dimensions and measurements of a JEM.
Yes, the dimensions would also include neck dimensions.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 07:57 AM
 
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I think there is one in existance, if not the guy can make one.

So what do you guys think??
I know some people here have the dimensions in a computer file of some sort.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 08:12 AM
 
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lol...why did you ask if someone would be interested in an accurate jem schematic/blueprint thing? obviously the OP does.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-20-2009, 08:47 AM
 
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I know some people here have the dimensions in a computer file of some sort.
I think, I have the file its a dwg file and some of the measurements were not close.
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