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  1. #1

    Join Date: Sep 2009
    Location: Germany

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    Self-Made Swirl JEM

    Hello everyone,

    It must be in the early 90ies when this virus infected me by listing to Mr. Vai's Passion and Warfare. Not really the music but the guitar on the front cover knocked me out. Wow! I got home, took my old classic guitar and went to the garage of my parents and tried to get this guitar look like the swirled one from the cover. As you can imagine, this classic guitar found it's way to the bulk garbage I didn't forget this, after all these years.

    I bought a S470B a few month ago and was infected by the Ibanez virus again. A few month ago I thought about doing my own Swril JEM modell. Sad to say that no one in Germany seems to be able to do a swirl paint job (and I talked to nearly every paintshop and luthier. So the project seemed to be lost before it really started...

    I did a lot of internet research and did a lot of paint tests in the last month and some time ago I swirled my first guitar body. A JEM Body of course

    I finished the guitar a few weeks ago and I'm happy to present my VVolverine JEM 'Revelation' to you. Comments are welcome...

    Oh, by the way, If anyone is looking for a swirl paint job, let me know. I'm offering this as a service. Of course all other paint jobs too.

    VVolverine - Custom Swirl-, Paisley- and other Paint Jobs

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Lake District, UK
    ME: RGD2127z/Apex 100
    Rig: Diezel Hagen/Zilla's

    iTrader: 11 (100%)

    Nice job! Welcome aborad!


  3. #3

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Ontario, Canada
    ME: ESP LTD H-207
    MA: Taylor 310
    Rig: Mesa 20/20

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    Looks like the research paid off. Nicely done!
    We're all musicians, still searching for our roots.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Jacksonville, FL

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    Saw this over at Jemsite, and gotta say, that is a really, really amazing job.

    I think I was in the same boat with you when I got Passion and Warfare. I think I was more interested in the guitar than I was the music!

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2009
    Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
    ME: Fender
    Rig: Carvin Legacy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaxadam View Post
    Saw this over at Jemsite..
    And too.

    Good luck with the swirling business and i hope you can achieve a high standard of swirling like OOTS.

  6. #6

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Somerville, Ma
    ME: Suhr Modern 7
    MA: Martin MC16-GTE
    MB: Dingwall Afterburner 5
    Rig: Mesa Roadster, Recto 4x12

    iTrader: 5 (100%)

    That's actually a damned good swirl, man - great color saturation and definition. I'd like to see a slightly more chaotic pattern, but that's just nitpicking on an exceptionally well done job.
    "They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are a bit dicier." - David Foster Wallace

  7. #7

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Southern Maine
    ME: '91 UV7PWH+'91 UV7BK
    Rig: Peavey JSX-Peavey 4/12

    iTrader: 0

    Very nice!

  8. #8

    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: Hertfordshire, England
    ME: RG7321
    Rig: Marshall AVT100

    iTrader: 0

    Beautiful job man, thats a great looking instrument right there.

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