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post #46 of 91 (permalink) Old 09-10-2003, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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I agree that a Jemsite JEM would be a cool idea, I'm still trying to find out if they'll do something like this for the forum. If any of you guys are interested in prices for the 3 J Customs I posted yesterday, just email me. Hoshino is trying to move them.

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post #47 of 91 (permalink) Old 09-10-2003, 11:39 PM
 
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Well I couldn't view the pics until I got home (darn filters at work) and that black (or purple??) RG looks pretty cool. But what's with that corner? Is it just glare? If so, it's the oddest glare I've ever seen. It almost looks like a funky pearloid inlay or something else weird. So what's the deal there??

That "plaster" S-series is sharp too. It looks like how my Mom did her living room walls a decade or so ago (it's just not in pink).
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As long as this is all up in the air /fantasy stuff anyway at the moment, would you rather have an expensive, one of a kind museum piece, or a possibly less expensive guitar to play?
I think $1600 would be doable for me, I could go a few hundred higher if I had to. I'm a 19 year-old college student who earns a "living" as a musician (teaching, playing jazz, and starting to get into small-time session work), so I doubt I could handle a $2500+ job.
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post #49 of 91 (permalink) Old 09-11-2003, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ekim - That's glare from one of the overhead flourescent light fixtures. I get the same thing in my shop when I shoot pics.

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I agree that a Jemsite JEM would be a cool idea, I'm still trying to find out if they'll do something like this for the forum. If any of you guys are interested in prices for the 3 J Customs I posted yesterday, just email me. Hoshino is trying to move them.

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hmm, PM-ed you
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post #51 of 91 (permalink) Old 09-18-2003, 12:25 AM
 
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I'd buy a custom Jemsite RG or S for sure, depending on the specs of course. That poll thing sounds like a good idea, but who knows of Ibanez would ever go for it. I think we can all agree on a vine inlay. Right? Just one request...no flourescent swirls!
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post #52 of 91 (permalink) Old 09-18-2003, 07:02 AM
 
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How about an RG1565X? (RG565, but Prestige, and with a Double Edge Pro)

You guys are right; even if 75 of us did have the dough, there's no way in hell we could all agree on the same specs.

We're too, uh, unique.
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post #53 of 91 (permalink) Old 09-18-2003, 04:47 PM
 
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i don't think it's impossible for people to agree on the same specs, the guitar just has to unique or cool enough. like the baritone dna, or a Flo type guitar with a sustainer
if we get to the stage of designing the guitar, it'd be a good idea to run a poll. that might work
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post #54 of 91 (permalink) Old 09-21-2003, 12:15 AM
 
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A possibility is to 'reissue' a discontinued model.
I would like to think that there are several collectors and players on this forum that would accept whatever model it turned out to be. After all, it could be a once in a lifetime oppurtunity. I wouldn't hesitate to buy one just because of a rosewood instead of ebony fingerboard. Would you?

A great idea. Make it happen!

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post #55 of 91 (permalink) Old 09-21-2003, 02:26 AM
 
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I probably wouldn't buy a "collector's" JEM model just because they took a JEM 7WVH and changed the trem from gold to chrome (a la that Satch model). These things ain't cheap! It would have to be something cooler than that.

Like:
a different multicolor swirl
weird Vai-istic graphic
different feature like Sustainer (FLO) or piezo bridge (POGO??) or double-edge

A reissued model with a Jemsite logo somewhere on it would be good, depending on which model. Blue-floral, maybe??
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Of course it has to be something special, ie. more features than the 'normal' DIY modification to common models. I was thinking more in the lines of f. ex. a GFP (Green Floral Pattern). As different to the other models as the DNA, without the blood.

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There has been discussion in the past about artist control over sig models, so a new version of a JEM might be a bit out of the question, unless, of couse, someone got the ear of Mr. Vai. Perhaps a unique RG might be more realistic and agreeable to the masses?
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I like the idea of a green floral pattern, that could well be done on a RG body. I would love to see that with a pure abalone TOL on an ebony board

Maybe it's a nice idea to put some nice idea's in Kisakae I'll open a topic on that idea!
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A great idea. Make it happen!

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As a note here; this most certainly has NOT been dropped. Matt, of Matt's music, has asked his Ibanez contacts what they might do for us, or allow us to do for ourselves. So, we wait. Hopefully Ibanez will get back to us before November, but who knows? They may do absolutely anything we ask in batches of 20, they may decide to just give us another color option on current production non-endoresed models in batches of 75; again, we don't know yet.
We could go with an "in-house" instrument with EKG, LGM, and ATD wotrking together on something. Everything is up in the air but everyone should also know the whole thing wasn't brought up, talked about for a week and dropped. We seemed to be moving towards a DNA swirled UV model as something everyone would like to see, but I agree with those who've said the final product should be cheap enough to be attainable for the largest number of people. The final cost should go down as the total number of items goes up, but that's also not written in stone.
So, by all means think about what YOU would want to see, and lets keep this alive. Do you want alder, mahogany, ash, or basswood? Swirl, or a stained quilt? Maple, rosewood, ebony, pyramids, vine, Evo Zones ...you get the picture. Maybe we'll end up with mercjoes' "chrome DNA swirled Universe PGM", maybe something simpler

just start saving your pennies now!

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I totally agree with you, Jim777!

Not only because you quoted me...

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