Thanks guys. The fun/frustration with a custom is trying to picture what your choices will look like once your done. Will it be as incredible as it is in your head?
Luckily I had help. Herc really came through on this one. The swirl is the most beautiful work of art I own. He also helped with the color scheme of the pyramids which add a nice contrast to the body colors and I got lucky that the Dimarzio blue looks as good as it does. Herc and I talked about swirling the headstock and in the end, the black headstock looks classy and I really liked the stock look of the silver Ibanez logo.
It's all Ibanez parts except for the body. Switch, knobs, pots, jack, term, everything.
My thinking is that I have wanted a Jem forever but really didn't like the color offerings besides some of the PMCs and such. Don't have that kind of money though. So I built what I wanted and it is exactly what I wanted. Thanks go out to Rich, Jesse and Banjomikez and everyone who had some input to it's completion (that list is long.)
I am going to get a matching blue middle pickup this week and will post pics when I get it changed.
The next project is a custom JS
, I'm gonna fix a couple of things I don't like about the current incarnations and build my perfect JS