So, as many of you know, I have a Christopher Woods Jem body that was swirled by someone called "Biozanova" (of course I have NO IDEA who that is and the neck pocket is signed J.R. Mo... something. Dont know who that is either). I got it pretty much the way it is now. Body, pickguard, pots, knobs and the trem bushings.
So, seeing how I want to do this right, I have been slowly getting the parts I need (mixed with what I already had with it):
DiMarzio ISCV2 (Black) *
DiMarzio Norton (Black) *
DiMarzio Evo (Black) *
Ibanez Edge Trem (Cosmo) *
- Mounting Studs
Ibanez Edge Bar *
Fender 5 Way Switch
DiMarzio Red Switch Tip
DPDT Switch for the coil tap
Jeanie Pickguard (Clear)
Smoked Chrome Knobs
Barrel Output Jack
Fender Replacement CAP MPF RDL .022uF 250V 10% *
500K Pots x 2
Felt washers (for the strap knobs) *
Here is the current state of the body:
I am not too happy with that pickguard as I feel it is too thin, so I am waiting to hear back from pickguard paradise about making me a new one. I also think for the trem/cavity covers I will want them clear as well (anyone making those?). I need the neck screws and ferrules too.
I will still need to get the mounting studs (anyone?). The big thing is going to be the neck. I would, of course, love the vine of life done in white with a black headstock, but that is the LAST thing on my list.
Once I get the body done, I will worry about the neck and I think until I can save up, I will either put the body up, or, get an RG neck for it. I was thinking of hitting a GC to find a used Ibanez with the AANJ because for what I have seen some of the necks selling for on the bay, I could almost buy a new Ibanez and strip it down, lol.
I am not sure if I got the correct CAP MPF RDL .022uF 250V 10% or not, so if anyone wants to chime in, let me know, lol!
So, that's the progress so far. Will update as I progress more.
* denotes parts that have not yet arrived/on order