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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-16-2003, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thinking about a custom jem...

Hey All-

Don't know if this is the right place to post, so feel free to move this if needed, mods.

I own a PRS Custom24. She is sweet and I will never let her go. However, she has her downsides Pickups aren't searing hot, no edge tremolo, no pointy headstock...

I really liked many things about my Jem7VSBL, but it was defiently not "the whole package" to me. I have seen a few people here do custom jems/UVs that have come out great (cerealk's blue swirl is amazing!!!), and Im really considering doing it!

*What am I looking at for cost (custom alder body, custom maple neck, inlays, simple finish, hardware, electronics)? Can any give me even a rough estimate?

*What am I looking at for time, assuming I had all the money to pay for everything upfront?

*Who offers these services, and works with jem projects a lot. Again, Im going to need a body, neck, inlay for neck, and finishing. I have a few ideas, but I wanted to see if anyone else had any stellar recomendations.

Im getting really pumped at the prospect of having a one of a kind guitar. Any input from people with custom/highly modded jems would be awesome.

Thanks!

-Andy
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-16-2003, 12:25 AM
 
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A few of the links at the top of this page provide the services you're looking for... EKG and LGM especially.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-17-2003, 04:25 PM
 
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LGM does kick-butt work.....several projects on Jemsite and a few shown on his web page linked at top. Good luck and keep us posted.....we are all a bunch of custom voyeurs!
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shameless plug!!!!
http://www.jemsite.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=17981

i like my Ibanez 'Simon Wilkins' model
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cereal, I am insanely jealous... that swirl is EXTREMELY easy on the eyes... <drool>
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-30-2003, 05:21 PM
 
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I have been working on a custom project of my own (see http://www.jemsite.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=12254 ).

So far, Im into this for a little over $2k and over 17 months, and its not done yet. All I can say is be very careful to do you research on what you want and who you are going to have do it before you send out even a penny to anyone.

I also will highly recommend Jeremy at LGM guitars for all your inlay and and non-swirl finishing needs.
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