Questions about starting a jem project
Hey jemsite, i am a newcomer here. Recently i have gotten into guitar building, but due to lack of experience and tools, i have decided to just stick to gathering parts and putting them together.
That being said, I love the look and sound of jems, and have always wanted one, but they are a little too expensive for my budget.
So i am going to build one. but i need to ask a few questions to get everything straight first.
1. When it comes to buying the body, i am just planning to purchase one on the bay. Is there anyone/thing i should watch out for when i am buying this?
2. Neck: how can i tell if a neck i am buying actually came from a jem or rg, and is not just a fake? Also, who are some reliable vendors of jem necks, because i have read of a lot of infamous ones here on jemsite.
3. as for the finish, i am planning on doing a swirl, but for the clear coat, would taking it to an auto body shop and having them blast it with their clear work alright?
4. Using quality parts, is it possible to get a project like this finished for under $800 US?
Sorry for the long post
Any answers are appreciated