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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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New OOTS swirl day!!!

I received this last week in the mail and haven't had time to post it,... but I owe it to Alan to show his work! This guitar was the one that prompted the multiverse, it had been swirled by another person who did a horrible job, I hated it so much, and Alan saved it from becoming kindling wood. I wanted a bunch of mods done to it and Alan recommended starting from scratch.... enter the multiverse.... but this one still needed to be fixed, Alan did a great job, this body has been all over the world and seen places I will probably never get to go, and now it is back home and the way it should have been 4 or 5 years ago.....

Sidenote: I find it sad that Alan is not swirling anymore, and count myself fortunate to own the works I have from him.

Thanks again Alan!







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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 12:31 AM
 
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Re: New OOTS swirl day!!!

The colors and swirl are so we'll done.
can i have it?
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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New OOTS swirl day!!!

no way last OOTS swirl, this is a collectors item! I am going to put this thing on Ebay...

Seriously though, I couldn't sell it as I came real close to destroying this thing a few years ago in a fit of rage, now it is on its way to being reborn, new fingerboard (haven't figured the inlays out yet though) and pups coming. I am not going to go crazy on this one, although the fretboard is going to be cool. I am using the stock bridge and and EMG 808x's I will most likely powder coat the bridge. should be pretty cool when it is done.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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Re: New OOTS swirl day!!!

Really nice swirl. I use your multiverse picture as a screen saver. Top notch!
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 11:32 AM
 
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Re: New OOTS swirl day!!!

Says not going to go crazy....will probably still end up going crazy
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 12:01 PM
 
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Re: New OOTS swirl day!!!

friggin nuts! nice one
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 12:33 PM
 
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Re: New OOTS swirl day!!!

Another lizard by Al.. You´ve got a sweet swirl mate! Congrats!
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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Re: New OOTS swirl day!!!

Wow looks great.

Do you still need to spray some clear coat or is it done?
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Says not going to go crazy....will probably still end up going crazy
yeah, probably, I didn't want to get expectations up too high, because I am not quite sure yet what I will do, it can never be the multiverse as there are too many stock components, but I will try to do Alans' work justice if I can.

I hope one day his health improves so we can see more work like this in the future.

BTW : still needs clear, only barrier coat at the moment.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 03:42 PM
 
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Congrats! Looks great!
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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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Re: New OOTS swirl day!!!

what brought you to destroying it ?
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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New OOTS swirl day!!!

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what brought you to destroying it ?
it went out to a different person to swirl, I am not going to mention any names, it was there a very very long time... almost 2 years, it never got done, then, when I finally started getting pushy, it got done. When they sent it back it looked like crap, it was horrible, and they charged quite a bit of money.

I was so incensed I freaked out and almost destroyed it. Then in a moment of clarity I decided to contact Alan, he talked me off the ledge and offered to fix it... so I mailed it to him and to make a really, really long story really short, he re-swirled it and made it into the guitar it is today.

I don't have much of a temper, but when you wait that long, pay top dollar- was around 375 I think at the time, and then get work that was inferior, well emotions ran a little hot that day.

I am glad I talked to Alan, he has done some fine work with me since and if it weren't for the idiots who f-up the swirl in the first place, I may never have met him. For that much I am grateful.
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 06:46 PM
 
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Re: New OOTS swirl day!!!

Wow....very cool story! Well done. it looks amazing!

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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-03-2013, 08:15 PM
 
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Cool story
but i bet the wait was worth a swirl like this
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-05-2013, 03:24 PM
 
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Re: New OOTS swirl day!!!

Very very nice , super congrats.
Another stunner from Al .
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