My Custom Paul Gilbert FIREMAN - Jemsite
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: France
Posts: 12
My Custom Paul Gilbert FIREMAN

Hi everyone,

I started to build my own Fireman last month and the project is finally completed.

Have a look.

Walnut neck
Ebony A grade fingerboard
Walnut body
Walnut Top (made of only 1 piece and not 2 glued pieces)
Gotoh hardware
Dunlop 6105 frets
Graph tech nut
Dimarzio air classics
PGM style wiring (1 volume control - 5 way switching).
Red Ruby on the top
Deep black on the back
White pearloid pickguard
Gold for the binding (gold leafs 24 carats)

Logo is the word "Fireman" in Japanese.

Hope you like it. I'm tuning it right now and I'm really surprised of the sound of this guitar. Really amazing.

Some pics (difficult to take photos of the guitar because it's very shiny and light reflects a lot , sorry about it (it's also a bit dirty haha)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 19855_465363770424_584615424_10784221_5141431_n.jpg (32.6 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg CLOSEUP.jpg (42.1 KB, 0 views)
elfranchicano is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: UK/Ireland
Posts: 3,525
Re: My Custom Paul Gilbert FIREMAN

Looks like a great job. Well done!!
IbanezDaemon is offline  
post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 29
Re: My Custom Paul Gilbert FIREMAN

Nice...and you probably did it well under Ibanez's insane 10,000 price tag.
smc1975 is offline  
post #4 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: France
Posts: 12
Re: My Custom Paul Gilbert FIREMAN

Yes. But it's quite an expensive guitar anyway. I used beautifull walnut and it has true gold 24 carats for the binding
elfranchicano is offline  
post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 12:45 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia
Posts: 1,740
Re: My Custom Paul Gilbert FIREMAN

You do excellent work. More pics if you have the chance. Would love to see the back of the guitar.
Jack Secret is offline  
post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: France
Posts: 12
Re: My Custom Paul Gilbert FIREMAN

Here is the back. sorry for the bad pic quality. It's difficult to take a good picture because the guitare is very shiny (lot of reflects) and I am reaching the max uploading files
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN0945.JPG (16.4 KB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg DSCN0946.JPG (21.1 KB, 0 views)
elfranchicano is offline  
post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Italy
Posts: 292
Reviews: 7
Re: My Custom Paul Gilbert FIREMAN

that guitar is simply beautiful! as for the logo, you used kanji or kana?
BeboRock91 is offline  
post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 04:05 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: So Paulo - BRAZIL
Posts: 4,066
Re: My Custom Paul Gilbert FIREMAN

looks nice and classy.
deserves a golden knob, though.
WillTubarao is offline  
post #9 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: France
Posts: 12
Re: My Custom Paul Gilbert FIREMAN

Don't know if it's kanji or kana. I used google translator to have it in japanese so I cannot tell you. If you have the answer, tell me.

The know will have gold leaf also. I just didn't have time to do it. I'm busy so it will be in the next weeks or later, when I find the time
elfranchicano is offline  
post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 06:49 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Chesapeake, Va
Posts: 346
Re: My Custom Paul Gilbert FIREMAN

Great job man! Looks killer!
TheLivingDead is offline  
post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 08:50 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Indy, IN
Posts: 1,979
Reviews: 4
Re: My Custom Paul Gilbert FIREMAN

........ I'll be in my bunk!
Ekim is offline  
post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 08:53 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,740
Re: My Custom Paul Gilbert FIREMAN

Verrrry niiiiice . . .
Hikey Mikey is offline  
post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: France
Posts: 12
Re: My Custom Paul Gilbert FIREMAN

Hey guys, tell me if you want a custom guitar in the same shape than mine, or with a similar finish or any other finish.
Have beautifull walnut readily available.
elfranchicano is offline  
post #14 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: France
Posts: 12
Re: My Custom Paul Gilbert FIREMAN

I sent pics to Paul and he replied me. Very happy to have good comments.
Hello Nico,

That looks great! I've never played a guitar made of walnut, but I researched it and everyone says it is an excellent wood.

Make some cool music with your guitar!

Thank you,

Paul
elfranchicano is offline  
post #15 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-12-2010, 12:35 PM
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 221
Re: My Custom Paul Gilbert FIREMAN

paul has always seemed to be an exceptionally cool dude.
hellboar is offline  
Reply

Tags
custom , ibanez fireman , paul gilbert , pgm

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Paul Gilbert's new custom Fireman Petie All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 19 10-14-2009 05:20 AM
Paul Gilbert Kikusui Fireman Danceswithgravy All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 6 08-15-2009 05:33 AM
Youtube: My friend and I covering Paul Vs Godzilla by Paul Gilbert at my talent show. GuitarEvan07 Players & Bands, Music & Sounds, Tours & Jams, Lessons & Theory! 6 05-28-2009 02:13 AM
Another Paul Gilbert & Dimarzio vid & the Fireman Signature! Brosa Players & Bands, Music & Sounds, Tours & Jams, Lessons & Theory! 5 01-07-2009 01:08 PM
Ibanez RG565 custom in Red (Paul Gilbert) DaniJem All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 14 12-23-2007 02:18 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome