So, I'm think of putting together a custom job....
I'm thinking of making my next guitar a totally custom job. I can do all the labour, the only thing I won't do (not can't, won't lol!) is woodwork and finishing, I want this to be really neat.
Here's what I'm thinking. Basically an Ibanez Fireman copy, but essentially by spec it's a JEM 7V - Alder body, Lo Pro Edge, Maple bolt-on neck (not an AANJ though) with rosewood, 25.5" Scale, 24 6100 Dunlop frets, dot inlay, 2 PAF Pros and an ISCV2 (evo) middle in cream, a Clear Fireman Pickguard (altered to go round the Lo Pro Edge), Jem switch, 1 vol, 1 tone & cosmo hardware. 3 colour sunburst, simialr to the J Custom MRG5, without the figured top.
Here are my problems.
1, Is the anyone is the world who'd be willing to cut, route and finish the body, and neck (I want the black headsstock, same as Gilbert) - Warmoth maybe?
2, Will this work structurally? Sounds stupid, but I've never put something like this together.
3, Is this realistic?
4, How can I mock this up on my computer? I'm not really a graphics person.
This is my first custom build, hence why I sound like a mental. Any suggestions/contacts/advice anyone can share?