Did anyone else enter?
Now that the deadline has passed, i thought it'd be fun to show people what i sent in.
The approach i took is that it's a "commemorative" guitar that should somehow reflect Steve's passions, interests and aesthetic, and should give Ibanez an opportunity to try something really "out there"... i took the DNA, the 20th Anniversary clear acrylic JEM and "mirror" JEM as the kind of thing i wanted to propose, rather than just a JEM with fancy woods and/or different paint or graphic treatment.
So here it is... my JEM77LHN (liquid honey):
It would be a hollow acrylic body with floating yellow goo inside, an ebony/yellowheart "melted" fretboard, with worker bee inlays and a queen bee inlay at the 12th fret. All the hardware would be combinations of black and gold.
I wanted to pay tribute to Steve's interest in beekeeping.
How did I miss that contest? So what was the idea Darren, are they actually going to make a limited run of the winning design, or just show off some cool pics that'll never happen?
Your design looks absolutely cool as fuck The downside though is I'm sure Ibanez would never make the body hollow acrylic filled with liquid, but even a traditional wooden body with a graphic like that would be very cool.