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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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New custom JEM - Neville ash clone

Ok, since the first time I laid my eyes on Neville, I knew it was the perfect JEM look for me... Even before it was auctioned on Ebay...

Anyway, I engaged into a long process of having a clone built, or as I like to say, what a factory version of Neville would have looked like (the same, plus the lion's claw and the regular AANJ).

I got an original MII RGA42T neck from a great vendor on Ebay, and the body was made by the genius Ernie at ET Guitars.

I also had a local luthier (Adão at ARSGuitars) add a rosewood veneer to the headstock.

Tremolo and other stuff I got from Rich, and the pickguard from Jeannie Pickguards...

Finally, the pickups came from Mike, a well known Dimarzio dealer.


Specs are:

Three piece swamp ash body
Ibanez RGA42T neck
Regular Edge bridge
Dimarzio PAF Joe - Neck
Dimarzio The Injector Neck - Middle
Dimarzio Mo'Joe - Bridge



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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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Re: New custom JEM - Neville ash clone

Looks great! Works well with the scheme...why doesn't re headstock say Jem? Unless I'm missing something
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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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Re: New custom JEM - Neville ash clone

Very nice!
I made a 'reverse' neville. black pickups and white pickguard. must admit it's not as beautifull as yours
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Re: New custom JEM - Neville ash clone

I never even knew about Neville. I looked it up and I must say, great job on yours. It looks just like it.
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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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Re: New custom JEM - Neville ash clone

Hey Renato, nice to have you onboard!
Your Neville clone is awesome!
And Adão have done a stunning job on the headstock veneer.
Missing the "Jem" logo, though.
You can find a lot of my ARS Guitars projects by clicking on my profile/stats.
Have you any other guitar projects?
Cheers,
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New custom JEM - Neville ash clone

It was meant to have the JEM logo, yet the luthier and I had some communication problems and the logo eventually was left off... he said he can add it later with a new coat of clear lacquer... I might as well leave as it is now... it is the only thing that keeps it from being perfect on... It definetely is a model Ibanez should consider... I am always sold when it comes to bound necks!

I have no current projects in mind... but I plan working on a PGM eventually... Adão is a skilled luthier, I'm sure we can work something out with some exotic woods for a PGM f-hole effect, plus the simplicity of a hardtail!
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 04:30 PM
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Re: New custom JEM - Neville ash clone

Wow--that's sweet! It looks similar to Ryc's natural Jem, but without the rosewood pickguard. Nice job!



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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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Re: New custom JEM - Neville ash clone

Great job. Fine looking guitar!!!
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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 04:51 PM
 
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Re: New custom JEM - Neville ash clone

Gorgeous work Renato!!!!

But DAMNIT!!! now I KNOW i need gold hardware for mine..............lol

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Re: New custom JEM - Neville ash clone

Clean,simple,quality parts and well executed.

What else could you ask for.

I am doing a Partscaster at the moment and have found the most glorious chunk of ash i have ever seen,so yeah,i love ash !

I am Swirling my 'Tribute Guitar' this weekend,photos to come.
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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-10-2011, 03:11 AM
 
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Re: New custom JEM - Neville ash clone

A beautiful guitar. How's it sound - I'll bet that's amazing too.

It's a shame we are stuck with such boring designs for JEMs out of Ibanez for so long - blacks and whites. There is such a scope for them to come up with some really innovative designs. Like others I am thinking of making my own (or having one made) for my next axe.
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Re: New custom JEM - Neville ash clone

Oh, and by the way Renato, the wife commented favourably on the quilt in your pics
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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-10-2011, 08:59 AM
 
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Re: New custom JEM - Neville ash clone

Very good looking geetar!
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post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-10-2011, 10:38 AM
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Re: New custom JEM - Neville ash clone

Well done!

Still one of my favorite JEMs.
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post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-10-2011, 11:26 AM
 
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Re: New custom JEM - Neville ash clone

Thats awesome!!!!!!! Is the intonation set? looks like the saddles are even?

Enjoy it!!!
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