so i got this RG56? from a fellow jemsiter awhile back. i knew it would eventually be a fun project. it was a cool guitar but i never got the emgs working right so they were swapped and parted.
"i am not a photographer, please excuse the lack of photography skills, nor am i a writer. i play guitar. thank you for your patience and enjoy the show."
i have a couple similar mutt guitars and what i need in parts and pickups to build them up, it's just the time is what i lack most.
this particular one has been modded for an H/ /S pup layout and has had the tone pot hole filled. the jack has also been filled and a re-drilled as an angled Jem jack. kinda different from my other Rgs and Jems to say the least.
there was a clear-coated, fabric top with thick, black spray on the sides and back of the body and a thin clear over the whole thing. after peeling the fabric top off (it was kinda cool - hated to do it!), some sanding of the glue and black paint (2hrs later!) and another mod to the body (done by a 70yr old student of mine that has a full wood shop and mad skills, wow - great job!): a monkey grip, to the already long list of mods. i am now at the point of the body finish. hmmmmmm.....
i still have the older maple neck (one in the full body pic at top). it has the fretboard scalloped 21-24, custom (abalone?) dot inlays, black headstock w/ silver logo that has good frets and a nice feel that i could use. who knows, maybe the holoflash one ("Flash") might "donate" it's sharktooth neck (pic down below of that one). but i'm feeling mapley and i don't have a Jem style guitar with a maple neck so i will probably go with the maple.
"This is my vote for an anniversary model"
20th anniversary jem :blue floral - we need another maple necked Jem!!
burn and stain the top black ala Burnt Stained Black. maybe paint the back and sides gloss black and clear the whole thing. to cover the filled wholes install a custom smoke black mirror guard. pull and fill the custom dots w/ black dots or smoked black mirror dots on the maple neck. pups could be black. maybe blk/wht zebra bridge pup??
"i'm kinda leaning towards this but.....read on."
paint the whole body gloss black, cut and glue holoflash (wrapping paper or such should work, right?) flames coming from the horns ala Jackson Ghost Flames and clear the whole thing. no pickguard.
holoflash kinda like this one ("Flash") i have here:
glue and clear black stained flammed maple laminate to the top. maybe binding with gloss black to the sides and back. might be too much trouble for this particular body but it would look nice. no pickguard.
any ideas or kissawhateka (??) virtual models welcomed! let's see some skills!
i haven't decided on which pups yet but i have quite a few different humbuckers laying around (TZ, Evo, JB, Fred, ect.) and some different colors (green, blk, creme) i can swap around until i find what works and looks best. i still need a good single pup though. this will be a fun one!