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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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My Guitar Progress (slow and steady)

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) *
Needs:
- 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

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post #2 of 61 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 12:18 PM
 
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Re: My Guitar Progress (slow and steady)

It's beautiful man, I've always wanted that swirl
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post #3 of 61 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 12:28 PM
 
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Re: My Guitar Progress (slow and steady)

Chris has a swirled pyramid inlaid neck on his site which will be for sale soon.
Look under the store link...

I would think you'd want that PG as thin as possible, since you have a rear routed body, you only want to protect the paint, not bury it.
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post #4 of 61 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Chris has a swirled pyramid inlaid neck on his site which will be for sale soon. Look under the store link...
Droooool. Just emailed Tony about getting it.

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I would think you'd want that PG as thin as possible, since you have a rear routed body, you only want to protect the paint, not bury it.
True, but this PG is really REALLY thin. Guess I will have to wait and see what it looks like with the pups and edge installed.

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post #5 of 61 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hmmm. just realized this will make the 4th email sent to Woods Guitars regarding a neck. So far I have received 0 replies, lol. Guess I will keep looking for a neck, lol.
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That's beautiful. Like, Oreo Burst, or something. Damn I'm hungry...

Anywho, what's with the speckles around the output jack?
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Hey, nice guitar finish. Can't wait to see the finished product!
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post #8 of 61 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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That's beautiful. Like, Oreo Burst, or something. Damn I'm hungry...

Anywho, what's with the speckles around the output jack?
I dunno. Just the way it is
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That's a really tasty swirl
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post #10 of 61 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 03:50 PM
 
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Re: My Guitar Progress (slow and steady)

I like the way it's turning out so far..... gotta get that red single coil cover though. I think getting a neck any time soon will be a task unless you can get one from the evilbay or maybe find one on here. Check with member "ashbass". He may be able to help.

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I like the way it's turning out so far..... gotta get that red single coil cover though.
Got three of them en route.

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I think getting a neck any time soon will be a task unless you can get one from the evilbay or maybe find one on here. Check with member "ashbass". He may be able to help.
I am beginning to agree here. I will either have to do the bay, or hit Guitar Center and buy a used RG or something. Strip it down for the neck and toss all the other stuff for sale on here, lol. I may do that tonight.
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Beautiful.
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post #13 of 61 (permalink) Old 06-07-2007, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My Guitar Progress (slow and steady)

Small Update on the progress. Received the DiMarzio ISCV2 and the Fender Replacement CAP MPF RDL .022uF yesterday. Contacted a few people about the red DiMarzio covers and was told they were discontinued about 5 years ago, so, I had to slightly enlarge the pole holes on the red ones I have and it worked well.





So, the progress goes, and it goes slow, but this will not be a rush job. Thanks for all the comments. Oh, I wanted to point out something kind of cool. I liked the Oreo comment, but in reality, it's more of a yellow color than white. In fact, when I first got it, I wondered if it would glow in the dark because it has that sort of look at times. Other times it looks white. Depends on the lighting.
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More good news. If the post office is on time (HA HA HA HO HO HO) I should have the majority of my parts in hand tomorrow and the last bit here on Saturday. Once I get all that in, I will begin the wiring fun. Once that's done and the Edge is installed, I will wait to get a neck (although, I will probably just use an RG 450 DX for the time being).
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Just sent my 4th email to Chris Woods about that neck he is selling. Hopefully he will contact me soon ... I even told him he has a definite sale, lol.
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