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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-06-2009, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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OMC Body...(PIC HEAVY)

So I bought one of those bodies you see on the auctions sites to maybe start an OMC guitar. I've since purchased a Baker Blue Swirl...but I figured I would let you guys see a close-up of what you get for your money.

There's some really awesome points on the swirl (no, I haven't cleared it yet) but the wood working is very poor. Burs on every internal cavity, the lions claw is...pretty bad, wood grain showing REALLY good thru the paint, paint missing in many places. It looks cool in some places, but other there's simply too much missing. The horns look like they're barely dipped, hardly taking much color. All in all....I'm not going to say good or bad. I'll let you guys make the call.







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The swirl is actually pretty cool, but i see what your saying. I personally wouldnt send a swirl out if it was not clearcoated. Its way too easy to scratch, and this looks like that may have happened. Plus its Poplar!?? I have no idea what that would sound like...

If you are gonna build it, that will be good practice for the BMC thats coming ;*)
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AWSOME!!!

It's just a pity for this... Otherwise, it would be a 10/10 job! 9.9 for you...
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Wow nice swirl, now you just need to clearcoat it.
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The swirl is actually pretty cool, but i see what your saying. I personally wouldnt send a swirl out if it was not clearcoated. Its way too easy to scratch, and this looks like that may have happened. Plus its Poplar!?? I have no idea what that would sound like...

If you are gonna build it, that will be good practice for the BMC thats coming ;*)
I ordered and adler body...but I'm not 100% sure what it is. I'm going to go ahead and clear it. The neck pocket is pretty bad. When bolted on there's over .060 gap on either side of the neck so it looks poor at best. I'm wondering how it will line up in relation to the bridge.

Either way, I'm going to clear it. It will at least improve the looks of the guitar. I'll post picks in a couple days after it's been cleared and started curring.
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Yeah the one I ordered off the bay has the same deal with the horns.

Except mine is totally not dipped on the inside of the horns it is just white :P
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Im in the process of building one of those swirl bodies, im 100% sure its the same guy. mine is a DNA swirl body. as you said "The swirl is good but the wood working is poor". I couldnt agree more. I cleared mine in 2 pack polyurathane.
Good luck with yours.
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I'm going to clear it and be done with it. I've got a clear pickguard (holes are drilled) and white based orange knobs to go with it....if anyone is interested.
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Unfortunately, that's the problem you run into with some of the guitar sellers on the bay. I had a customer that sent me one to swirl that he had bought from one of the sellers off the bay. It was a CNC cut guitar. I don't know if he had the feed ramped up (too fast) or if he was using a dull cutter, but there was alot of tear out.

I had to completely repair just about the whole guitar. He paid alot of money for it too. I was beside myself when I saw it. Seems like he paid around $200 or more for it.

If a swirl is done right you won't see the wood grain. The body is supposed to be sealed before you do anything. Then you put some primer on there (often white) and then swirl. You'll never see wood grain doing it that way.

This guy you bought it from is churning them out just as fast as he can. So be it. The swirlers and luthiers that do a good job will show you detailed pics of what they did. There's where you pay the big bucks.

Sorry about your guitar body though. The swirl does look good in most places. Just a crappy cutting job.

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shame it has a few minor problems but its still kick ass on the eye.
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Not a bad swirl.I only swirl existing ibanez bodies.The factory sealer is a nice foundation to work from and you don't have any fitting problems when you reassemble.Not that you can't do it right from scratch.I just don't trust the workmanship I've seen on the majority of cnc jobs.Most of the work involved is body prep and clearing, buffing.Swirling is the fun part.So you get what you pay for.
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Unfortunately, that's the problem you run into with some of the guitar sellers on the bay. I had a customer that sent me one to swirl that he had bought from one of the sellers off the bay. It was a CNC cut guitar. I don't know if he had the feed ramped up (too fast) or if he was using a dull cutter, but there was alot of tear out.

I had to completely repair just about the whole guitar. He paid alot of money for it too. I was beside myself when I saw it. Seems like he paid around $200 or more for it.

If a swirl is done right you won't see the wood grain. The body is supposed to be sealed before you do anything. Then you put some primer on there (often white) and then swirl. You'll never see wood grain doing it that way.

This guy you bought it from is churning them out just as fast as he can. So be it. The swirlers and luthiers that do a good job will show you detailed pics of what they did. There's where you pay the big bucks.

Sorry about your guitar body though. The swirl does look good in most places. Just a crappy cutting job.

I hear you. I knew it was going to be a crap job. I employed Mr. Baker before I ever recieved this guitar. I just wasn't sure if any of the forum folks have forked out the $200+ this guy asks for and will maybe help them avoid the "cheaper" route (no pun intended). He said the body was sealed but i suspect it's nothing beyond a quick white base coat on naked wood. I didn't even bother with coresponding with the seller after recieving it. I'm under the assumption (like you mentioned) that he's simply churning them out as fast as possible. And by looking at some of his web pages, that's exactly what's going on. Oh well. Chalk it up to garage wall decoration!
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