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  1. #1

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    NGD: Say hello to Penny (RG550 / JEM / Mutt Content)

    This thing is impossible to photograph. It looks a bit more orange than it really is - the color is more like an old penny. Metallic Brazen Orange (Mopar paint) with a black burst, and the fade-in from the black to the orange just doesn't want to come out in pics. It's also overcast today, which makes taking any pics a pain in the ass.


    I'll leave the assorted issues with the replacement out of this thread, and just say that this is a Sims body, but only in that Sims CNC'd it and sent it to Mike, who did a fucking AMAZING job refinishing it. I can't even believe that this is the same neck and fretboard.

    Body: Alder JEM H-H with lion claw, handle and JEM style output jack.
    Neck: Original RG550 square-heel Wizard, full refret, maple
    Bridge: Original RG550 Edge
    Pickups: D-Sonic bridge, Air Norton neck
    Tuners: Original RG550 Gotoh
    Misc: 500k One tone/one vol with 3-way switch
    Strings: Elixir 10-46

    There's a bit of dust and wax here and there because I'm in the middle of giving it a final buff-up. I wanted to keep the original bridge and especially keep the original Ibanez neck plate on it, and IMO they look pretty awesome since it ends up with a contrast between this shiny new body/neck and this old, worn-in, sexy hardware.

    Pardon the bits of dust and wax here and there. Mike literally finished putting it together around midnight last night, and I can't say enough things about what a solid guy he is. (Even if he hates me right now for bringing him this project in the first place..)

    Anyway - pics!

    This guy started it's life as a beat up, worn in RG550:

    I wanted to keep as much of the above guitar for this one, other than the body which was just too beat up to refinish.

  2. #2

    Join Date: Apr 2009
    Location: BOSTON
    MB: Fender 5 string Jazz
    Rig: JVM 210H-JCM800 2X12

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    nice to finally be able to use that body.
    looking good!
    You can keep your Doctor....Period!
    I won't come in your mouth...Period

  3. #3

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: London, Ontario, Canada
    ME: WarmothTele/SE245
    MA: Seagull S12+
    MB: Fender Jazz Bass V
    Rig: Egnater Renegade 65

    iTrader: 2 (100%)


  4. #4

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Jacksonville, FL

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Love the color, man.

    Not that this is any comparison, but it reminds me of one of my RG's.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    You need to start a new thread explaining that RG, because that is sexy as fuck!

  6. #6

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: Canadia
    ME: none
    MA: Seagull!
    MB: None.
    Rig: Hd500->V300->Mesa 212

    iTrader: 0

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    Looks really classy!

  7. #7

    Join Date: May 2009
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
    ME: Jaden Rose/Baja Tele
    MA: Freshman FA-400D
    Rig: Cornford Roadhouse

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Looks awesome - not sure about the handle though...

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Arizona
    ME: Ibanez
    Rig: Mesa Triple Rectifier

    iTrader: 0

    Frigging awesome guitar there Chris! Sherman did one hell of a job on it, but really would we expect anything less from him?

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