It only took me just under 5 years. :-)
I'm the insanely proud owner of the RG-EGYPT!
I can barely contain myself enough to type; my hands are still shaking.
It is absolutely gorgeous. I don't have pics of me, or my other J-C's, with the EGYPT, but the previous owner was very cool and sent me a bunch of pics. CLICK HERE for the pics he sent.
This thing is absolutely everything I thought it would be. ALL of the hieroglypics and artwork are HAND-CARVED
, and HAND-PAINTED
! There's some good "relief" to it. It's amazing, and extremely precise.
I haven't gotten the hieroglyphics translated yet, but I do know the names of the gods. They are as follows (positioned as if you're playing it)
Above neck pickup:
"Amun"- God Of Creation
"Set"- God Of Chaos.
Below neck pickup:
"Thoth"- God Of Wisdom, Scribes & Writing.
"Re"- God Of The Sun.
When the translation is complete, I'll post it here.
More pictures VERY soon. And if you want to see it in person, you'll get your chance at Jemfest 2002! It will be down there.
I'd like to thank Rich Harris and John Cowan for their help in all this. You guys rock so f-ing hard! :-)
Well, that's it...no more guitars for me.
I hope you all get the same feeling I have right now- when you've found "the one".
Good luck on your quests!