Steve's hand painted jem/strat

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Steve's hand painted jem/strat

#1 Post by Kelly Briggs » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:49 pm

Anyone know what pickups are in this guitar? I know he has two of these guitars and one seems to have standard single coils, but the other had a stacked single coil. I'm guessing two pro tracks with a jem single coil, but I have no clue. All I can say is it sounded amazing live.

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#2 Post by ocxcxd » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:55 am

Girly I has a rosewood fretboard (scalloped), 3pc neck, fernandes sustainer, single coil and stacked humbucker at the bridge. Tremolo is Lo-Pro Edge, chrome.

Girly II has a maple fretboard (scalloped), 3pc neck, noiseless single for the neck, middle and bridge position. Other hardware is the same as on Girly I. But this guitar has some active circuitry, I guess. There are two red lights where the sustainer witches regularly are and there is a compartment for the electronics on the back.

Steve said that the pickups on both are custom voiced DiMarzio single coils.

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Re: Steve's hand painted jem/strat

#3 Post by green man » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:05 am

What is the ibanez model series equivalent ? Saber ?

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#4 Post by ocxcxd » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:46 am

I think it's just a custom body on those two.

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#5 Post by green man » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:15 am

which ibanez series neck u think ? maple board is very hard to find...

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Re: Steve's hand painted jem/strat

#6 Post by ocxcxd » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:33 am

These two guitars were made in LACS (Los Angeles Custom Shop), they're all custom.

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Re: Steve's hand painted jem/strat

#7 Post by Jeroen » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:49 am

They are indeed LACS. However, the names 'girly' and 'girly ii' are not accurate.

The one with the maple fingerboard is called "Cherry Blossom", and has the lyrics to Under it All written on the back.

The other with the rosewood board is unnamed, has a sustainer, and it has the lyrics to " I know you're here" written on the back.

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Re: Steve's hand painted jem/strat

#8 Post by kyle am I » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:44 pm

on the Thomas nordegg setlist the scalloped sustainer guitar is called Girly. Is it just a placement name not a real one?
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Re: Steve's hand painted jem/strat

#9 Post by Samuele » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:28 am

Besides in the "Machines" sections of vai.com, more detailed photographs of these two guitars can be seen here:

"Cherry Blossoms"
http://www.theguitarvaults.com/guitars/ ... b48eb57a2d

This is the other one (Steve's main choice between the two):
http://www.theguitarvaults.com/guitars/ ... 703b8a5943

I think "Girly" was simply a reference name for Thomas to recognize her on tour.

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Re: Steve's hand painted jem/strat

#10 Post by fettouhi » Tue May 07, 2013 4:27 am

Very psychadelic :D.

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#11 Post by green man » Tue May 07, 2013 7:12 am

green man wrote:What is the ibanez model series equivalent ? Saber ?
No equivalent ? Maybe : http://fret-time.com/316-ibanez-s970-pr ... test-vid-o" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Steve's hand painted jem/strat

#12 Post by ocxcxd » Tue May 07, 2013 12:52 pm

Unfortunately not. Guitars are complete custom.

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Re: Steve's hand painted jem/strat

#13 Post by Jeries » Tue May 07, 2013 4:24 pm

i got to go buy a damn polytune

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#14 Post by tommyd48 » Mon May 13, 2013 12:40 pm

Jeries wrote:i got to go buy a damn polytune

Why,...?

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Re: Steve's hand painted jem/strat

#15 Post by Jeries » Thu May 16, 2013 12:26 pm

probably will work better with the edge trems

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