CUSTOM LEFTY JEM!!!!!! Photos

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vukvai
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Well i finally finished my Lefty Jem project.
I refused to buy a Korean made 555 crap with a crappy Lo-Trs, so i got down to making a custom one.
I bought a body from a very nice luthier from USA, that used to work for Hoshino USA.He now has his own custom shop and does very very nice bodies.
Swirl pickguard from Pickguard Paradise.
Neck is a lefty RG 570 with scalloped 21-24 frets.
Two Evolution humbuckers(which will get changed for black and withe coloured ones) and a Blue Velvet single(i prefer it over HS-2 and HS-3).
And Ibanez Edge tremolo of course!!!(which is a right handed one, re-drilled to a left hand)

Here's a few photos
Tell me what you think, and if you want more photos before it was completed.

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Hehe, you gotta love that last one

Rock on!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Naffis-kun
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Hehe
Nice work duder 8)
StoleN GuitaR
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beautifly done mate :-)

i think the pickguard looks pretty trippy :lol:
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EyE
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Nice one!!! Congrats dude!!!
ps. Jemgirl has got to see this axe! :wink:
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jem would love that guitar and nice one man
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jemgirl
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i do evo!!! i really do!!
whooooooooow, holy shit,thats an awsome lefty!!!

concrats dude. :P

peace,
patricia :wink:
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Dude... yer tripping me out here... close ups show the trem block with the trem arm hole on the monkey grip side of the guitar... then wider angle shots show the trem bar inserted on the volume/tone knobs side of the guitar...

What's up with that?! :shock:

other than that... cool guitar!
vukvai
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hehe, thats coz half of the shots were taken BEFORE the trem was converted, and half after it was done.

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If it's not too much trouble... mebbe post a close up of the converted tremolo? You got me curious now...

That luthier you found looks like he knows what he's doing. Body looks right... he got the monkey grip right... unlike cheap plywood knock-offs I've seen on eBay.

You go with Alder or Basswood for the body?
vukvai
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its actually American mahogony.Now i know you'd think it would be heavy(i know i did), but its the same weiths as Alder bodies, and this thing has soooooooo much sustain.Specially when i put it on the neck Evo...Lovely sound......I'll post a photo of the trem tomorrow, coz im away at the moment.
Rock on!!!
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great!
I can't understand the bridge... in the first pics it's a normal bridge and then...boo! a lefty bridge! Am I mad or what?! :roll: :P
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