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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Project: Rainbow In The Dark. Jem Build.

Hey guys! This is my senior year in high school and we're required to do a "senior project" to graduate. So I thought this was the perfect excuse to build my dream guitar So let this build begin!!!

At first, I was tossing around the idea of trying to swirl the guitar myself as my "Mentor" is actually a professional painter/guitar tinkerererer. While we could've done it, I found someone who could do it much better. Mr. Herc Fede.







(And yes I just won this off Ebay like 5 seconds ago)

This may sound a little wierd, but some swirls speak to me and others don't. That was the whole reason I was leary of doing one myself. I feel my stars aligned and Herc put this sucka on Evilbay. This guitar is so bright, I about had to put my sunglasses on to read the listing, hence the name. This specific Pmc brought back a sense of nostalgia of growing up back in the 90's (weird I know) so money was pretty much no object as I knew I had to have it. And will continue to be no object as i've saved quite a bit for this and I want a unique guitar that's going to last me a lifetime. That's all I got for the moment!
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post #2 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 02:30 AM
 
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That is probably the best swirl I've ever seen.
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post #3 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 03:30 AM
 
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what sort of neck you putting on it, prymids?
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This swirl speaks to me also... its friggin awesome.. much nicer then many ive seen in ages...
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post #5 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 06:05 AM
 
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That is probably the best swirl I've ever seen.
I must agree, That is F'n Bad A$$!
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post #6 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 08:01 AM
 
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he offered it to me first but i didnt have the money
but my pmc i like a little better ,as this one was too bright for my taste . but it is an excellent swirl.
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post #7 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the comments guys! I <3 this swirl to death. You have a great swirl too Andrew! But I must say I like bright colors ALOT haha. Have you decided what kind of neck you're going with? I'm feeling neon purple/orange/yellow pyramids haha.
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post #8 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 12:15 PM
 
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awesome swirl..now a maple board with prymids an ur on ur way ..good luck on the finished project ..post pics asap
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post #9 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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I'm not really into building guitars from aftermarket parts, but when I saw this body I almost bought it. Congrats, it's a stunner.

If Herc started doing square heel bodies, I'd probably have to buy one.
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post #10 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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^^ That's my only regret with the project. I wish it had a square heel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh well haha.
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post #11 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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I dont see any picture? where am I going wrong? lol
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post #12 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 07:00 PM
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What does your project have to do with Dio?
Another cool swirl.
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post #13 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pics are working for me. ^^ And read bro. It's like in the 2nd paragraph. And because I wanted some cool secret project codename. I <3 Dio.
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post #14 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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I think I got the tele counterpart to this swirl. After trying different necks and hardware (color comparison), we (the tech and I) decided that a maple neck and chrome hardware looks best. We even found straight black pickups to look better than colored pickups. Not overdoing it makes the swirl stand out more. But hey, it's your swirl, and in the US you have to go all out.
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post #15 of 70 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 11:37 AM
 
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Now the pictures are showing up and I must say, yes lovely.

Very nice vivid and bright colours. I am looking forward to see what you do with it.

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