Ok, the story goes as such. I contacted Nate Perle to make me a JEM body and neck and to swirl that sumbitch. After he swirled the JEM body, I was thinking how I should have something a little more...I dunno...not a JEM! :P I saw he did other guitar shaped ghosts from Ibanez Xmas's past and saw the lovely 540PII which lasted two years in the USA and an extra year in Europe and Japan. The unofficial Alex Skolnick model, as it were. I asked Nate to swirl me one of those instead and in 4 months total time, body and neck were delivered and here's the final guitar.
Post assembly pics
Has an Edge Pro bridge, DiMarzio Air Norton in the neck and Tone Zone in the bridge.
My first custom guitar so really happy how it came out and it sounds fantastic. Nate Perle was a joy to work with. Good communication, sent lots of work in progress pics, didn't mind re-swirling if I wasn't feeling the swirl. He's the only one I'll deal with for custom bodies and necks.
GUESS HOW MUCH I FUCKING LIKE THIS