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08-14-2012 06:30 PM
pink13
Re: X-Ray guitars J Frog copy..

awesome work..
08-12-2012 10:00 PM
metalguy
Re: X-Ray guitars J Frog copy..

Yup. Id easily sacrifice a testicle for this guitar in the video



Quote:
Originally Posted by CWR View Post
Here is a link to a video of my latest build featuring my friend George Balulis. It is a 25th anniversary bones guitar package that included a flight case with Dokken, George Lynch stencil, Certificate, and tour laminate from the 1986 Under Lock and Key Dokken tour.


http://youtu.be/vSruWXCjaa0

Despite the headstock logo's, this is not a J.Frog or ESP guitar. The logos were placed on the headstock for replica purposes only and intend no affiliation with either company. I made two official prototypes and do not plan to make others.

I encourage anyone that is interested to compare these prototypes to the guitar featured in the Dokken videos from the mid eighties or the many magazine images featuring the original.

I used hundreds of personal photos and video of the original guitar to make these replicas. I should also give a shout out to Christopher Woods who was an integral part of the project. Chris and I worked on the bones guitar project together and he was responsible for gluing the blanks, operating the CnC and helping with the programming which was based on my computer model of the original.

I also want to point out that there is an additional 150 - 200 hours of carving to match the subtle nuances found in the original guitar. Though the CnC helps for consistency etc. it is not a magic pill and can only do so much.


-Craig
05-14-2012 11:54 AM
chrisf
Re: X-Ray guitars J Frog copy..

Quote:
Originally Posted by CWR View Post
Here is a link to a video of my latest build featuring my friend George Balulis. It is a 25th anniversary bones guitar package that included a flight case with Dokken, George Lynch stencil, Certificate, and tour laminate from the 1986 Under Lock and Key Dokken tour.


http://youtu.be/vSruWXCjaa0

Despite the headstock logo's, this is not a J.Frog or ESP guitar. The logos were placed on the headstock for replica purposes only and intend no affiliation with either company. I made two official prototypes and do not plan to make others.

I encourage anyone that is interested to compare these prototypes to the guitar featured in the Dokken videos from the mid eighties or the many magazine images featuring the original.

I used hundreds of personal photos and video of the original guitar to make these replicas. I should also give a shout out to Christopher Woods who was an integral part of the project. Chris and I worked on the bones guitar project together and he was responsible for gluing the blanks, operating the CnC and helping with the programming which was based on my computer model of the original.

I also want to point out that there is an additional 150 - 200 hours of carving to match the subtle nuances found in the original guitar. Though the CnC helps for consistency etc. it is not a magic pill and can only do so much.


-Craig
I see what you are saying Craig (if you still get notifications since this is an old thread). Your detail is amazing compared to the smooth copies. Plus their proportions are wrong.
10-20-2011 11:08 PM
dinga
Re: X-Ray guitars J Frog copy..

I really like it. Don't play it much although it is really comfortable.
10-17-2011 06:18 AM
Jamm'n Jimmy
Re: X-Ray guitars J Frog copy..

Quote:
Originally Posted by dinga View Post
I have one. I love it. Order the R2 nut neck. Originally I had the R5 nut neck but it was too big for me. Very much a baseball bat. The R2 neck is very close to my Nightswan. I know the body is not exact to the original J Frog guitar but I really dig it. X Ray guitars is also very good to deal with.


I have a K-1 on order, due here by the end of the month.
How do you like your?
10-17-2011 02:59 AM
CWR
Re: X-Ray guitars J Frog copy..

Here is a link to a video of my latest build featuring my friend George Balulis. It is a 25th anniversary bones guitar package that included a flight case with Dokken, George Lynch stencil, Certificate, and tour laminate from the 1986 Under Lock and Key Dokken tour.


http://youtu.be/vSruWXCjaa0

Despite the headstock logo's, this is not a J.Frog or ESP guitar. The logos were placed on the headstock for replica purposes only and intend no affiliation with either company. I made two official prototypes and do not plan to make others.

I encourage anyone that is interested to compare these prototypes to the guitar featured in the Dokken videos from the mid eighties or the many magazine images featuring the original.

I used hundreds of personal photos and video of the original guitar to make these replicas. I should also give a shout out to Christopher Woods who was an integral part of the project. Chris and I worked on the bones guitar project together and he was responsible for gluing the blanks, operating the CnC and helping with the programming which was based on my computer model of the original.

I also want to point out that there is an additional 150 - 200 hours of carving to match the subtle nuances found in the original guitar. Though the CnC helps for consistency etc. it is not a magic pill and can only do so much.


-Craig
10-02-2011 07:38 PM
dinga
Re: X-Ray guitars J Frog copy..

I have one. I love it. Order the R2 nut neck. Originally I had the R5 nut neck but it was too big for me. Very much a baseball bat. The R2 neck is very close to my Nightswan. I know the body is not exact to the original J Frog guitar but I really dig it. X Ray guitars is also very good to deal with.


10-02-2011 01:42 PM
CWR
Re: X-Ray guitars J Frog copy..

Sorry about that.

I just deleted some old messages. It should be all clear now.

Regards,

-Craig
10-02-2011 01:29 PM
Takin' a Ride
Re: X-Ray guitars J Frog copy..

Quote:
Originally Posted by CWR View Post
No worries,

By the way it's Craig not Chris. I worked with Chris on the Bones project but I am Craig the guy that did the computer model and carved/painted some of the more detailed versions on Chris's website.

I have since hired a professional photographer and obtained better picture/video reference to improve the accuracy of the replica. I will post a few pics next week.

Regards,

-Craig
Craig,

Check your PM box. It is full and I can't reply to the PM you sent me last night.
10-02-2011 01:24 PM
Takin' a Ride
Re: X-Ray guitars J Frog copy..

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Originally Posted by AlaskaBat View Post
....and right after you got your maple Tiger, too!
Well I'm pretty satisfied with my Ibanez collection. The only one I'd really like is a JPM90th, but I'm not dying for that. I have a couple projects to finish up, like the VLNG and the Tron RG, but I don't think I'm going to be buying any more Ibanez guitars for a long time.
10-02-2011 04:04 AM
AlaskaBat
Re: X-Ray guitars J Frog copy..

Quote:
Originally Posted by CWR View Post
No worries,

By the way it's Craig not Chris. I worked with Chris on the Bones project but I am Craig the guy that did the computer model and carved/painted some of the more detailed versions on Chris's website.

I have since hired a professional photographer and obtained better picture/video reference to improve the accuracy of the replica. I will post a few pics next week.

Regards,

-Craig
Can't wait to see them--and thanks for the enlightenment!



10-02-2011 01:51 AM
CWR
Re: X-Ray guitars J Frog copy..

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlaskaBat View Post
Wasn't trying to bash on you Chris--just pointing out the Johnny/ ed Roman thing--which seems to be quite deceptive.......thanks to Ed again for screwing everyone. I hadn't actually seen the "Roman" version up close--just associated it with J Frog. Man, Ed's a P.O.S.
No worries,

By the way it's Craig not Chris. I worked with Chris on the Bones project but I am Craig the guy that did the computer model and carved/painted some of the more detailed versions on Chris's website.

I have since hired a professional photographer and obtained better picture/video reference to improve the accuracy of the replica. I will post a few pics next week.

Regards,

-Craig
10-01-2011 03:15 PM
AlaskaBat
Re: X-Ray guitars J Frog copy..

Wasn't trying to bash on you Chris--just pointing out the Johnny/ ed Roman thing--which seems to be quite deceptive.......thanks to Ed again for screwing everyone. I hadn't actually seen the "Roman" version up close--just associated it with J Frog. Man, Ed's a P.O.S.



10-01-2011 01:41 PM
CWR
Re: X-Ray guitars J Frog copy..

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlaskaBat View Post
That's funny, considering the J. Frog version is the original. In fact, it's the J. Frog in the videos, but the on-hand ESP rep made George slap an ESP decal on the headstock. Then, the ESP version came out that was totally off. Not to put you down or anything, but Johnny Garcia (J. Frog) is still the dude that makes them and Ed sells them. To be honest--how can the maker of the original "Mom" bones be inferior to the others?
AlaskaBat,

While I appreciate your knowledge, I am a friend of John Garcia's (through Garrard Ganaden) and can tell you with 100% certainty that J. Frog (John Garcia) does not have anything to do with the individual guitars and has not been directly involved with production for some time now. He is still supposed to get a royalty for each guitar sold but that is about it.

There is nothing accurate about Ed's version with the exception that it is a guitar with skull and bone shapes carved into it and he bought the name J. Frog from John back in the late 90s. If you believe that guitar looks like the original than by all means purchase one or advocate for Ed Roman. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I respect that, however, when you get a chance look at the old Dokken videos or guitar mags from the mid 80s and do your own comparison.

I started my replica project after purchasing a J. Frog from Ed and being highly disappointed in the accuracy and quality. After I purchased it, I went to the Hard Rock in Los Angeles when the original was still there and took photos of it to make mine more accurate. When I got a good look at the original, I realized that there was nothing I could do to improve it and decided to start my computer model to have a body cut on a CnC.

I am just trying to be informative and let people know that if they want an accurate replica of the original to avoid Ed Roman, ESP, and X-Ray versions. They are all good guitars in their own right, just not accurate to the original.

Regards,

-Craig
10-01-2011 01:17 PM
AlaskaBat
Re: X-Ray guitars J Frog copy..

Quote:
Originally Posted by Takin' a Ride View Post
Damn! Why did I have to see this thread?!?!??!!?
....and right after you got your maple Tiger, too!



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