Introducing the Ibanez 540PIII (Ibanez Swirlnick) - (56k? :P)

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  1. #1

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: Chesapeake, VA

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    Introducing the Ibanez 540PIII (Ibanez Swirlnick) - (56k? :P)

    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.

    Pre-assembly pics

    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.
    Last edited by Jack Secret; 06-01-2010 at 08:22 PM.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
    ME: Ibanez 540PIIM
    Rig: Peavey 6505

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

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    Tiān xi m nng zhī, m nng xng." - Lao Tse - my band.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Brighton, UK
    ME: Stuff
    MB: More Stuff
    Rig: Extra Stuff

    iTrader: 11 (100%)

    Jesus, that is gorgeous. I know the Out of This Swirled guy is the one everyone seems to like, but I find his stuff too clean, and he always uses what seem to be dull colours. This, on the other hand, is just fucking MWAH!

    Such beauty...

  4. #4

    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: Washington, D.C.
    ME: RG550
    Rig: Mesa/Boogie Studio .22

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    That is sick!

  5. #5

    Join Date: Jan 2010
    Location: Damn near the north pole
    ME: EBMM JP7
    MB: Ibanez SDGR 705
    Rig: Axe Fx II

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    gotm candidate for sure!

    Don't worry about people talking behind your back, it just means you're one step ahead and they're in perfect position to kiss your ass!

  6. #6

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cambridge, UK
    ME: Les Paul
    MB: Buttery Biscuit
    Rig: Mesa/Sunn

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

    God damn, I'm loving the 540P's at the moment.

    Also, a little sad of me but the inside of that that case is kinda awesome.

  7. #7

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Manhattan
    ME: Warmoth Warhead
    MA: Blueridge BR-40
    MB: Dingwall ABI, Kubicki
    Rig: Budda SD30

    iTrader: 12 (100%)


    Only issue I see is that it's got a reverse RG body but no reverse RG headstock!
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  8. #8

    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: San Diego, CA
    Rig: Twin Reverb/Dual Rec

    iTrader: 0

    That is awesome! It looks like lava or something.

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