Stealth's Swirl Extravaganza Build(7 string)

Discussion in 'Luthiery, Modifications & Customizations' started by Stealthdjentstic, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Stealthdjentstic

    Stealthdjentstic Banned

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    I was planning on doing a super fr00t project, but...I think a more evil looking swirl like this would be cooler:

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    Anyways here are the specs:

    Metallic black, red and a touch of green swirl
    Basswood body routed with a monkey grip and lion claw
    Low pro edge 7
    angled jack
    Red ibanez headstock decal
    7620 neck
    new stained fretboard with either a double helix DNA or red vine of life inlay
    Full refret/crown/etc..

    I'll probably get rid of the gotoh tuners and replace them with anodized sperzels and I'm looking into getting the trem powder coated by a local guy. :)

    I contacted Livewire guitars to take care of this project and Michael has been awesome to work with so far and his pricing is more than reasonable. In fact, I haven't even sent him money yet but he's already hunted down a 7620 and reserved a body plus geared up to start :eek: :

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    Needless to say, I'm very stoked for this!
     
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    Thep Blast & Sweep

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    I have always wanted to see a camo swirl
     
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    I think I would be careful about the red and green in the swirl; might end up looking a bit too Christmasy. This does sound like an awesome project though!
     
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    GiantBaba omnicidal godmachine Contributor

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    You're welcome :). Cool project!
     
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    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    Love that swirl -wheres that one from?

    Hmmmmm...

    Gives me an idea.....

    :)
     
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    Omzig SS.org Regular

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    Nice i always liked the Jupiter swirl colours,this is one of my fav's

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    i have a Black RG350m hangging on the wall atm that i'll be stripping in the new year for a nice swirl up.
     
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    Stealthdjentstic Banned

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    That one was from ET guitar's gallery although I think ET sends out guitars for swirl work. I think he was working with Fede for a while? Im not sure now.
     
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    Stealthdjentstic Banned

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    Also I just talked to michael this morning, going to be going with the double helix DNA inlay!
     
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    Sweet! I love those inlays, looking forward to seeing how this turns out dude. You probably aren't helping my GAS for a swirled guitar. :noplease:
     
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    fwd0120 Bipedal Hominid

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    It's Stealthdjentstacular!!!! :yesway:
     
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    Omzig SS.org Regular

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    Nice can't wait to see this evolve ;) (pun intended)
     
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    Looks killer! Definitely subscribing to this my good man.
     
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    Sam MJ Tries to be helpful

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    This is going to look killer, really looking forwards to hearing more about it!
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    YES! Please for the love of god make it like that first red swirl. Urgh, typed myself into a bit of a Vai pun with that one. Seriously though.
     
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    ^ I agree. And also, keep the colors to a minimum. Evil things are usually of very few colors, and whimsical things are of many colors. There's just no way I'd be scared of Darth Maul if he was rocking some yellow, purple and green as well.
     
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    Stealthdjentstic Banned

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    Yeah im going to axe the black red and bit of green idea.

    Im thinking:

    Black and red swirl but super light on the red
    Anodized red sperzels
    red powder coated saddles
    black and red DNA inlay
    birdseye maple fb
    red side dots
    change the locking nut colour to red

    what do you guys think of that instead?
     
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    Winspear Tom Winspear

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    I think hardon.
     
  19. ET Guitars

    ET Guitars Luthier

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    Hey Stealth, this was one of our own swirls from a few years ago. The finished guitar lives here, I think he is a member on this forum, Doug Cartwright

    We did have a collaboration with Herc Fede over the last two years, but unfortunately Herc retired from the swirling artform earlier this year. We are continuing to do our custom swirl work as we always have. The pic you have is our "Hellfire" swirl. Cheers!
     
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    pondman Build Whore.

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    That looks like one Rich Fey's ?
     

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