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 Post subject: Selfmade Swirl JEM
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:28 am 
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Hello everyone,

I'm new around here.

It must be in the early 90ies when this virus infected me by listing to Mr. Vai's Passion and Warfare. Not really the music but the guitar on the front cover knocked me out. Wow! I got home, took my old classic guitar and went to the garage of my parents and tried to get this guitar look like the swirled one from the cover. As you can imagine, this classic guitar found it's way to the bulk garbage I didn't forget this, after all these years.

I bought a S470B a year ago and was infected by the Ibanez virus again. A few month ago I thought about doing my own Swril JEM modell. Sad to say that no one in Germany seems to be able to do a swirl paint job (and I talked to nearly every paintshop and luthier. So the project seemed to be lost before it really started...

I did a lot of internet research and did a lot of paint tests in the last month and a month ago I swirled my first guitar body. A JEM Body of course

I finished the guitar yesterday evening and I proudly present my VVolverine JEM 'Revelation' to you. Comments are welcome...

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 Post subject: Re: Selfmade Swirl JEM
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:38 am 
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The most stunning swirl i have ever seen in my life, no doubt.

Are you sure that isn't a DNA you bought??
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You could start selling this for serious $, post this up on Jemsite, they'll go crazy.
VERY nice work, my friend, very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Selfmade Swirl JEM
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:29 am 
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Nice job man! The swirl totally covers the body. Alot of swirls are only covered say for only 95%. So you've done a nice job.
I've experimented a little with borax and oil paint but it's hard to get the right dosis.


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 Post subject: Re: Selfmade Swirl JEM
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:54 am 
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Totally awesome man!


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 Post subject: Re: Selfmade Swirl JEM
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:56 am 
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That is an outstanding job!

What a great looking swirl, I figure _you_ should advertise custom swirls; if nobody else is doing them in Germany you would get a lot of work.

And yep definately post this up on the jemsite they will love it.

once again great job well done.

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 Post subject: Re: Selfmade Swirl JEM
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:54 am 
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Hi VVolverine,

it looks stunning, congratulations on an excellent job.

I've spent the last couple of months making a Brian May look alike guitar from scratch. I've hit a brick wall when it comes to doing the finish, just a normal stain and lacquer would make me happy.

I would be in your debt if you could point me to some of the web sites you said you researched. Just to build up some of my confidence to take the plunge and get on and finish my project.

You've certainly been an inspiration to me,


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 Post subject: Re: Selfmade Swirl JEM
PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:11 am 
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Hi heat without light,

normally this would be no problem but I suppose all these website are in German language. Mainly I look after chemical information about paint. This was the main part of my research :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:30 pm 
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I just came.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:46 am 
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nice swirl, & its the first time i've seen a jem w/ a reverse headstock


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:10 pm 
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Dude, you can totally sell this stuff... It's insanely awesome...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:42 pm 
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How do you copyright a copy of a commercially-released guitar?


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 Post subject: Re: Selfmade Swirl JEM
PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:14 pm 
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Ekim wrote:
How do you copyright a copy of a commercially-released guitar?


The copyright are on the pictures (of course) and not on the guitar.

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 Post subject: Re: Selfmade Swirl JEM
PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:05 am 
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Mate, that is incredibly beautiful. I can see the beginnings of life on Earth in that swirl!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:17 am 
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Even I who am not a big fan of swirl paint jobs must admit this is one of the very best I've seen by far, and +1 on the Jemsite comment where you will get high praiseif you post pics on their site. It's as stunning if not superior to the real thing, congrats!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:03 pm 
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Thanks again for the nice comments. :D Here are some more swirls of mine. The MC one was my first swirl ever but I sanded it of and did the Diabolo one.

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