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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-15-2011, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD! Herc Pmc Complete!

Just had my school presentation a few hours ago. And of course i'm going to pass English with an A+ I finished the guitar last night around 2 a.m. Talk about cutting it close! I've still got some setup to do but atleast it's together! I'm saving the fretboard for a rainy day. The stickers are only temporary so don't worry. I've still got a few odds and ends to do like the backplates and strap buttons. No worries, as those are in the mail. I figured I would include a running cost so those who are also interested in building a guitar can get an idea of the $$$ involved. Now onto the pic's!

Spec's/Cost running journal

ET Alder Body/Herc Pmc swirl (2011) $405
1996? RG550 Super Wizard neck/tuners $240
Chrome string retainer and input jack $10
Dimarzio Super Distortion bridge/Evo mid/Evo neck $215
Nate Perle pickguard $25
Backplates $30
Fluorescent green knobs and switch tip (Ebay) $26.50
Fender 500k pots/5 way switch/Orange Drop cap. $34
Original Ibanez Edge and all mounting hardware $200
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Grand Total $1185.50

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I'll take some sunlight pictures tomorrow!!
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 12:06 AM
 
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Re: NGD! Herc Pmc Complete!

Herc's PMCs Rock!!!
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Nice dude! Looks like a winner!
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Looking good!
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post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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that swirl is awesome ! congrats ! :thumbsup:


not sure about the stickers/inlays though
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post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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that swirl is awesome ! congrats ! :thumbsup:


not sure about the stickers/inlays though
Thanks for the compliments!

Stickers are the foil type and actually don't look too bad in person. Like I said, they're only temporary and do look much better than black dots by a long shot. Once my money situation gets more comfortable, i'll start trying to inlay it myself or i'll ask Herc if he can do it.
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Great job!! Congratz!!!!
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post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 01:51 PM
 
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Herc never ceases to amaze me with his work. very nice indeed.
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Hi Guys,

Nice PMC Gojira.It must be the season for 'em.I just finished virtually the same guitar as You just the other day.It's also a Herc PMC from ET Guitars.It goes well with the Perle PMC I built about 9 months ago. (Herc on right,Perle to the left.) Both expensive to make,but brilliant to play.


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Brilliant Gojira!
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OMG LOVE that swirl!
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post #12 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-17-2011, 01:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys!

Wow! Nice pmc's Shane! I remember seeing that body go up in ET's classifieds. I think it's really cool how all of Herc's pmc's i've seen lately are done slightly differently. Also, on the back of your ET body where the neck bolts up, are the countersunks off slightly making the bolts and ferrules snug up to the top of the countersunk making for an uneven gap? Mine is and the ocd really got to me there.
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congrats awesome project..u rock bro
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Hi Guys,

Cheers Gojira.Yeah,funny You should mention the neck countersinking.I had exactly the same problem.Not sure if they didn't allow for the extra paint,sealer & clearcot.But they could use expanding the diameter of the countersunk holes a bit to compensate.
Otherwise things went together brilliantly.It's the least amount of time to set up this guitar than most I've done.Plus like I said,it plays & sounds fantastic. (Dimarzio Evo II-VV Blues-Liquifire ) bridge to neck. Magic.
Must make special mention of the neck.Had a pyramid inlay fingerboard added to a '97 RG550 neck by a brilliant luthier (Ant. Bellman).The work is as good as anything I own.(And I own J-Customs).He also did the neck on the perle PMC


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Looks great! One more Herc swirl coming up soon.
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