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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-20-2010, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Will anyone build a JS body?

Hello,

I've done quite a bit of searching already and it seems a lot of custom builders have disappeared in the last few years. I've found a few vendors:

ET Guitars - sent an email, awaiting reply
Mojo Tone - sent an email, awaiting reply
Legacy One Guitars - sent an email, awaiting reply

EKG Guitars - seems to have gone out of business
CWG Guitars - seems to be backed up/not taking orders for just bodies
Ed Roman - no thanks
Monster Guitar shop - seems to have gone out of business

I know that I don't have the skills/tools to cut mine out of a body blank. What I'd really be looking for is a JS/radius body with a fixed bridge, with a few routing specifics obviously.

Anyone else have any ideas?
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-21-2010, 06:30 AM
 
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Re: Will anyone build a JS body?

Get a JS100 body and completly modify it like i have....
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-21-2010, 09:15 AM
 
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Re: Will anyone build a JS body?

Ed Roman told me they would build one. But I've heard notsogood things about them and the cost was pretty high. For fixed bridge you could get a JS600 or JS700 and modify as you like. You'll see them go on the auction site occasionally.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Get a JS100 body and completly modify it like i have....
Looks like I'll have to be taking this route; I see a body for about $135 shipped on Evilbay right now. It's going to be a lot of work, shame I didn't get any takers.
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 04:27 PM
 
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Re: Will anyone build a JS body?

You can fill that and make it work for a fixed bridge. That was why I was recommending the JS600. I bought one on evilbay for about 125 last year and am almost done with it. I replaced the stock bridge with a Gotoh and have put a 24 fret RG neck on it. Pretty cool for a cheap project. Good luck!!
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 05:22 PM
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Re: Will anyone build a JS body?

Someone somewhere said once that the JS body can be made from a strat body with a lot of sanding, I remember seeing a tutorial somewhere but for the life of me can not remember where.

Check out Projectguitar forum, someone there may remember or may offer to make you a body.
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 08:53 AM
 
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Re: Will anyone build a JS body?

Stratoskier is awesome at putting together projects. Here's a strat body he JS'd.

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f18/js...ish-96357.html

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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 08:52 PM
 
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I hear a company called ibanez makes a great one.
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 03:09 PM
 
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Re: Will anyone build a JS body?

What about Warmoth?
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-25-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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Re: Will anyone build a JS body?

I asked Warmoth a year or so ago. They wouldn't. I was going to attempt to build a JS6 myself before I finally came away with the money for 1. If someone has CNC machining capability, I have a solid model that was created by sweeping a 540-R with a CMM (coordinate measuring machine). It's not perfect, but I'll gladly share the file. A good friend of mine used to work for a CMM company, and he had it done for me.
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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-26-2010, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Will anyone build a JS body?

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You can fill that and make it work for a fixed bridge. That was why I was recommending the JS600. I bought one on evilbay for about 125 last year and am almost done with it. I replaced the stock bridge with a Gotoh and have put a 24 fret RG neck on it. Pretty cool for a cheap project. Good luck!!
I was not patient enough to wait for a JS600, or a JS600 to appear on ****. Looks like I'll be working this JS100 body.

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I hear a company called ibanez makes a great one.
Wow man, great suggestion. I would never have thought of this. Since I'm looking for a custom routed body, a company that does primarily mass production products with a custom shop that's closed to the general public would be a great place to start looking! Thanks for your help.
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 06:50 PM
 
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Re: Will anyone build a JS body?

I carve them by hand. Just bodies to suit a neck you already have, or necks & bodies. some of them are all cut from 01 piece of timber - including the neck, all depends on what you want. I may be able to help you.

http://www.aeolianguitars.com/portfolio94598.html

http://www.aeolianguitars.com/portfolio80049.html

http://www.aeolianguitars.com/portfolio66640p5.html
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 07:27 PM
 
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Re: Will anyone build a JS body?

Great gallery paulie.
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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 07:47 PM
 
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Re: Will anyone build a JS body?

Thanks. Those are just a few of the guitars Iv built. most of them never make it onto the site (up to the client) I seem to be doing mostly JS types latley. of the 5 on the go just now there is only 01 i can post. shame, because there are 2 in particular that are realy something special.
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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-01-2010, 07:59 PM
 
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Re: Will anyone build a JS body?

There's a pretty decent condition JS1000 with a LoPro on e-bay right now that you could have for $1000. I'm sure that's less than you'd end up spending building a custom one.
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