New Paint Day! Jackson Soloist gets a makeover!

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  1. Corpsegrinder88

    Corpsegrinder88 Jackson Whore

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    I picked up this soloist quite some time ago from Meshy. Some knucklehead put a strat pickguard on it and thought that was cool, NO! its not.

    SO got in touch with my friend who is local that paints guitars. he did my green one for me. He has been painting a LONG time. And also is a great player. but he used to paint anything from hot rods, motorcycles, street bikes, and even airplanes. and if you dabble in aerodynamics you know even the weight of the paint has an effect on the plane. so i trust him.

    Anyways. being that im up to 4 one hum soloist and had this project laying here. i wanted to go little like lynch. Hum / Single with one volume that has a push/pull for switching between pups. pretty cool idea. so here we are.

    Idea is down. Cut a maple block to plug up the center route since this started as a SL1 and handed it off to my friend.

    I was so impressed with the agent orange color of my one hum Custom shop RR that i wanted to go with that. Since Jackson doesn't have the color code available my friend used his trained eye to match it up and well ill let the pics speak for how well he matched the color.

    Here it is once i got it in some daylight.. Copper tone form the Pearl comes out nicely!

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    With hardware installed.

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    And here it is in the daylight and some pics with the RR custom.

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    and my Mean Green that he also painted.

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  2. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands WONDERFUL

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  3. 77zark77

    77zark77 SS.org Regular

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    niiiiiiiice job(s) ! :yesway:
     
  4. MetalDaze

    MetalDaze Repless in Seattle

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    I bet Mesh wants it back now that you've given it a new lease on life :)
     
  5. djpharoah

    djpharoah Awwww Yeaaaah

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    See Bob - everyone knows what you have to do man :lol:
     
  6. oremus91

    oremus91 Melodeth-er

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    What a pair man... sweet colors and unique as well!
     
  7. Corpsegrinder88

    Corpsegrinder88 Jackson Whore

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    LOL Yep. I was just about to say you already called dibs Mesh. HAhaha.
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    Heres what it looked like before.. The blue actually was a nice color but damn strat pickguard !!>?>??>?>>?>


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  8. Necropolis

    Necropolis SS.org Regular

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    Dat Green
     
  9. Pav

    Pav ???

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    S-E-X-Y. :yesway:

    And I agree that whoever puts a pickguard on a Soloist needs to be harshly reminded that they're doing it wrong.
     
  10. Nagash

    Nagash doesn't like things

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    it's... orange.



    :D nice but the worn-out looking pickup in an almost new looking guitar looks odd :)
     
  11. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    Oooh, well done! I must admit, when I saw the thread title I thought, "Oh no, another crappy DIY home job, with the guitar is sanded halfway through the sanding sealer and followed by a regrettable paintjob - and on a Soloist no less.".

    But I am pleasantly surprised. I'd refinish my guitars routinely if I could count on those results. Strong work! :yesway:
     
  12. ArrowHead

    ArrowHead SS.org Regular

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    In corpsegrinder's collection? Un-possible.

    That color is nice. Not my favorite, but it's not my guitar. The super impressive part is how he actually managed to match it so perfectly to the other guitar. Not as easy as people would think. Even if you can match it under one type of light, colors can change as you move between rooms and different light sources.

    That's skill.
     
  13. danger5oh

    danger5oh I'm always... hungry

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    Auto-boner engaged! Very nice... I do wish a H/S was readily available. And that color is a damn good match.
     
  14. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master

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    troyguitar SS.org Regular

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    Holy crap.
     
  16. Jakke

    Jakke Pretty wisdomous

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    Very nice:yesway:
     
  17. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    :yesway:

    Corpsegrinder88, we can has a family shot?

    (And why the 88? Gmail: "Sorry, Corpsegrinder1 through Corpsegrinder87 are already taken. Would you like Corpsegrinder88? :lol: No offense, just messing with you. ;))
     
  18. Corpsegrinder88

    Corpsegrinder88 Jackson Whore

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  19. Hollowway

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    :eek: :bowdown:

    Them is a lot of guitars! Some pretty nice Jacksons in there. I like how you have a whole section dedicated to projects you're working on. :yesway:
     
  20. jake7doyle

    jake7doyle SS.org Regular

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    what an improvement!!! that looks amazing now
     

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