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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-16-2010, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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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?

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Re: So, I'm think of putting together a custom job....

Try Jaden Rose in Cambridge, they should be able to sort this.
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Re: So, I'm think of putting together a custom job....

1) Yes someone will do it, probably not Warmoth. Try asking a few of our sponsors

2) There's no reason it won't work structurally. It's wood, glue and screws.

3) it's realistic, but don't expect it to be cheap. You are having the most expensive parts of the labor being done by someone else. Setting it up and wiring it up are the easy parts.
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Re: So, I'm think of putting together a custom job....

I have a friend who might be able to finish it, possibly route it too. I will get in touch with Jaden Rose!!!

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Re: So, I'm think of putting together a custom job....

Emailed them, lets see what they say. Might change my mind about the middle pickup...
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Re: So, I'm think of putting together a custom job....

Here's a mockup just so we get the idea, what do we think?

PS Worst mockup ever.

http://i770.photobucket.com/albums/x...emanMockup.jpg
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Re: So, I'm think of putting together a custom job....

There's a cheaper way! I know you mention the square heel, but if you can live with an AANJ--there are Fireman bodies on the Bay right now for about $160. You can snag a compatable neck for around $150. Then, all the hardware and wiring is easy. Finishing, especially a stain job, is very easy to do.



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