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I started this guitar and had to assemble it before applying the finish. made from solid sapele and white mahogany (primavera) it has an unblelievable tone and can be heard at Youtube, jameroni.
-- Joe Corbett www.rockerbrandguitars.com 239-303-0101
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#1 posted 12-05-2008 11:44 AM
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#2 posted 12-05-2008 05:36 PM
Is this modeled after the Steve Vai guitars? Those are the only ones I’ve ever seen with a “handle” in the body. That’s a beautiful guitar. Oh, and one heck of a monster Planer too!
-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric
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#3 posted 12-05-2008 08:01 PM
Nice! Makes me want to home and play my VWH.
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#4 posted 12-05-2008 09:01 PM
I like the guitar and the coffin case.
Checked out the youtube vids too, coooool!
My fav was the young Bon Scott!!
-- Kirk H. -- http://www.kjwoodworking.com
#5 posted 12-06-2008 01:39 AM
Funny you should ask oldskoolmodder. I am learning to build guitars from Joe Dispagni. Joe is a lifelong friend of Steve Vai. Joe cut the first handle in guitar for Steve and built the first “JEM”. Joe and I are building guitars by hand for a host of rock stars. I have an industrial wood shop and A large stock of primavera, sapale,oak,brazillan cherry and several mahoganys. You can check out www.jemsite.com/jem/model/perfomance.htm – 10k
#6 posted 12-06-2008 01:42 AM
hahaha, I may be somewhat old (only early 40’s) and bitter, but I know my Rock n Roll…
#7 posted 12-06-2008 01:46 AM
thanks. My son James (Young Bon Scott thanks you)
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#8 posted 12-06-2008 03:07 AM
nice ibanez jem that took some skill to make. I just picked up the Alexi Laiho signature.
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#9 posted 12-06-2008 04:27 PM
A very nice looking guitar.
-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1
#10 posted 12-07-2008 07:25 PM
I also built a laminated guitar.
#11 posted 12-07-2008 11:13 PM
Wow that’s beautiful it is good you waited your sons appreciation for you is much more now and he will appreciate the guitar a lot more. I have learned from reading that the wood used to make guitars was based more on availability than anything else contrary to common believe. You will get different results with different woods but hard dens wood sounds brite and softer wood sounds warm. Mixed wood sounds full.
#12 posted 12-07-2008 11:13 PM
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