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post #31 of 1374 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 08:17 AM
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Re: Sims Custom Shop Red Multi-Color Swirl

Nice swirl. Very dramatic and agressive .



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post #32 of 1374 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 03:00 PM
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Re: Sims Custom Shop Red Multi-Color Swirl

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I dunno about anyone else but does that patch at the top of the rear trem cavity cover look like some sort of face???
Imagine the headline...

"Jemsiter sees Jesus in guitar..."
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post #33 of 1374 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Sims Custom Shop Red Multi-Color Swirl

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Hey Patrick, any chances of the creation of a Blue multicolor (blue, black, white)? By the way, I like it!!!
Yes, as a matter of a fact I did one last night......and just WAIT til you see it......its umlike ANY swirl you have EVER seen. Its not like Herc's, its not like Darrens, it has its Own sytle. In a way it doesn't have the zig zags like Hercs, but yet doesn't look like Darrens, its VERY hard to explain, its unlike any swirl I've ever seen, VERY Chaotic, VERY tight lines, VERY VERY rich colors, and heres the awesome thing....absolutley NO runs, and absolutely NO water spotting.....

You know how most swirls have names like Passion & Warfare Swirl, Diablo swirl, Abalone swirl, etc., well when this one came out of the water the name of it instantly came to me.....Starry Night, b/c it reminds me of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night painting.......b/c the color is mainly a deep rich blue, with some green, white & black. Now it may not to you guys, but to me it resembles it very closely and was what came to mind as the appropriate name for the swirl.....not to mention it was a very clear starry night last night, which adds to it even more.

I'll post some pics of it later, I want your guys comments of it,..... Be looking for the thread in "Other Ibanez Guitars" later this evening titled Sims Custom Shop Starry Night Swirl" I don't think I'm going to sell this one.....unless somebody makes me an offer I can't refuse. Oh, also, its on one of my "PM 8184's"......basically its an RG body that I cut out and reshape to make my own style.
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post #34 of 1374 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 06:24 PM
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Re: Sims Custom Shop Red Multi-Color Swirl

I think I once saw Rich's face in a grilled cheese sandwich, does that count for anything?
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post #35 of 1374 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 07:16 PM
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that looks really great!!

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post #36 of 1374 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 11:52 PM Thread Starter
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Ladys & Gentleman I present to you the Starry Nite Swirl.

This is the newest swirl that has been done here at Sims Custom Shop. I did this one last night. It was done in predominantly blue, with some accents in green, black, and white. I dipped the guitar and when it came out I was very pleased.....and amazed. It was unlike any swirl I had ever done, and any swirl I had ever seen. It doesn't look like the Ibanez swirls done by Darren, it doesn't look like the Herc Fede swirls with the zig-zag patterns, and it doesn't look like a mess of mud like many others. It is VERY unique. There is virtually no runs or sags in the color, and hardly no water spots.....very hard to do when your dipping in water.

Many swirls have been named by their artist, and they have their name for different reasons. You have the Diablo & Abalone swirls by Herc and the Passion & Warfare, DNA, GMC, etc by Darren.....this is going to be the Starry Nite swirl. Reason being, when this swirl came out of the water the 1st thing that came to my mind, the 1st thing it reminded me of was the Vincent Van Gogh painting Starry Night. It just has that look to it....very dark, very blue, and has white spots in it like little stars.......I have taken a bunch of pictures of it with close ups, far aways, and different angles so that you can get a good idea of how good it looks in real life, and to try and capture the detail thats in this swirl. The guitar has NOT been clear coated yet so thats why its not that shiny.....what you see is EXACTLY how it came out of the water. Once I clear coat it will be real shiny, and slick enough to count the hairs on your head.

Some people will love it I'm sure, others may hate it. I love it, its very rich in color, and unlike anything I've seen before.

The neck that is on it will not be the neck that stays on it, its just there for picture taking purposes. I want a 550 wizard neck with a maple fret board, swirl the headstock to match, and put a green Ibanez decal on. Also, when I get my new neck I'm going to send it to somebody and have Stars inlaid down the fretboard and maybe even have some green or blue LED's in it.

The guitar was originally a RG 760, but I have cut it out to my own shape that I designed. Not only is it cut different but it has been significantly reshaped. From the thinner, sharper and sculpted upper and lower horns to the arch top and sculpted out lower cutaway for easier access to the upper frets. There are sooo many things that have been shaped and carved different on this guitar I can't even begin to explain them. The guitar is VERY light, and comfortable, and weighs about 4.5-5 lbs. We call this model our PM 8184. You either hate it, or love it. I love it. The body shape and sculpting is art to me, just like the swirl is art. I plan on keeping this one, but I will let it go if somebody makes me an offer I can't refuse.

Hope you guys like it. I'd like to here your thoughts on it, good or bad.

Thanks for looking!!

Patrick Sims

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post #37 of 1374 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 11:55 PM
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Re: Sims Custom Shop "Starry Nite" Swirl

definetly a gorgeous swirl, i kinda gotlost looking at it!. i actuallylike with what you've done to the body and sculpting it. one of a kind.
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post #38 of 1374 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 11:56 PM
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Nice swirl, that's a very exceptional piece of art there! Keep it up man!
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post #39 of 1374 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 11:58 PM
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it really does look absinthe inspired.
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post #40 of 1374 (permalink) Old 07-20-2006, 12:05 AM
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Re: Sims Custom Shop "Starry Nite" Swirl

Don't like the shape of the guitar but the swirl is definitely awesome!!!
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post #41 of 1374 (permalink) Old 07-20-2006, 12:06 AM
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I really like the swirl.
Very nice indeed.

I was wondering the other day why you decided to call your business 'Sims Custom Shop' when there is already a very well established 'Sims Custom' over here in the UK.
Just seems a bit of a strange choice.

I realise your surname might be Sims or something like that but couldn't it confuse some people?
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post #42 of 1374 (permalink) Old 07-20-2006, 12:13 AM
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Re: Sims Custom Shop "Starry Nite" Swirl

I'm not even going to comment on the body shape. I feel that is in the eye of the beholder. My comments are directed at the swirl. Truthfully, that is one of the most stunning swirls I have ever seen! I love the colors. I love the shape. But, what I love most is how you got all the little white spots in the swirl. Like some of the best DNA swirls, it literally looks like the galaxy is peeking through the swirl. Miraculous work, Patrick. I think I'm much closer to being decided on how I'm going to have my 1527 swirled. The "Starry Night" definately reigns supreme!
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post #43 of 1374 (permalink) Old 07-20-2006, 12:14 AM
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Re: Sims Custom Shop "Starry Nite" Swirl

It really does look like the Van Goh painting, and this sims is based in the United States not to mention that His name is Sims so good work. As far as the carve of the body i hate the tail end of it, i like the shapes for the horns though especially the lower one i always thought it could use some more sculpting and im glad youve opted to do so.
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Re: Sims Custom Shop "Starry Nite" Swirl

Love the swirl, still hate the bodies.
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Love the swirl, still hate the bodies.
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