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  1. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    I just finished another JEM project guitar I wanna show here for anyone who is interested. After finding a very tempting body I decided to build a wood design JEM after my imagination. My personal Woody so to say. I found an excellent veneer very swirl like hence the JEM name SLW (swirl like...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello: I have not been here for a awhile. I have a project I started last year and have to put it on hold because of the winter weather. I started working on it again and I'm having problems I'm doing a veneer top and refinish on a RG-7621. I have a peoblem with the veneer. When I paste the...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I want to add a flamed maple veneer to my RGA121. I have seen the tutorial on projectguitar.com However, an RG is basically flat, except for the arm contour. I have been told it is very difficult to do an an archtop. Has anyone done this?
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    Just got an RGT of some description off the bay, basswood body with the usual 5pc maple walnut neck with dot inlays, I think its an RGT42. Bought it with no hardware whatsoever, not even frets! It was painted some awful blue when i got it but it looks metallic red/copper underneath. I did manage...
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    Okay so its finally all put together and here are the specs.. Poplar body with Sapele veneer, Black stained back and sides, black over the top, then sanded,then bright red transtint, Matching truss rod and cavity cover veneers. Gotoh tuners and bridge, 1997 RG450 neck, GFS zebra pickups(I'm a...
  6. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I've got a 1999 RG 3120. Mahogany body with a maple top. Here are my questions.. Is it a legit maple top? Why do some have a vaneer? What the heck is a veneer? Is there a difference in tone, looks, quality, and feel between a veneer and true maple cap? Thanks for any info. I've been looking...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello Everyone, I have had this guitar for a couple of months now and I am in the process of refnishing it.. I actually put it through its paces for a good month before I started the refinish process. Man... I don't know what took me soo long to get a 7 string... Even my cheeszzy Chuga Chuga...
  8. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey guys! this is my first thread here on Jemsite! I have a couple of threads Im going to be starting, all of which involve my different projects I Have been working on! This first one Im sharing with you is my version of Paul Gilberts Fireman! Before i get to the pics heres all the parts i...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I thought I could get over it but the more I look at it....the more it bugs me... I will end up taking it completely off and doing it over.... Learn from my mistakes... Here is some background: I am refinising an Ibanez RG7620. I am at the stage where I applied the veneer to the body with...
  10. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I'm referring to the "golden age" models build in the late 80's and early 90's. Was the flamed maple just a veneer or was it a sold (albeit thin) top? Is it enough to make an audible difference over an all mahogany S/Saber?
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    Anyone ever heard of, or used carbon fiber sheet as a top veneer. Had the idea to use full sheet or maybe thin strips like pinstripes. If you've seen it or heard it used before, whats your opinion. Likes , dislikes, effects on tone??
  12. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I just stripped my 1527 down and almost have all the sealer sanded off. My question is what grit should I use on the top before gluing the veneer on? Should it be a fine finish or more open grain to take the glue better? The veneer is flamed maple and I bought it from Universaljems. Also, on...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey, any of you know a good source for finding some nice quilted veneers?
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