What's in Australia and Glows in the Dark...

Sometimes a crazy idea pays off…

So, a little background.  Occasional Daft Paragon contributor, Tremol-No creator, Ibanez J-Custom creator, SRT fanboy and 5150 tattoo owner Kevan Geier sold me this guitar in January of 2000, it had been an original, Desert Sun Yellow RG550 prior to two other refinishes.  Since it was already pretty jacked up, finish wise, I decided to do a burnt stained blue finish which did not work out so well.  But, whatever, it still played fine.

Enter Custom Spray Mods. I wrote a post about the Custom Spray Mods’ YouTube Channel and CSM main man, Dave, commented that he’d re-finish one of our guitars for free.  After beating Jay 9 out of 11 MMA style fights I became the person who had to explain to my wife why I was shipping a perfectly good guitar most of the way around the world to a guy I didn’t know.

This, my friends, is why:

It bears more than a slight resemblance to the mid 2000s RG 2620

I had completely forgotten that these came in blue/gray as well as black/bray.
I had completely forgotten that these came in blue/gray as well as black/bray.

Which, I believe, was completely unintentional.  All of my suggestions came down to “skulls.”  I think this was probably better.

Anyway, Dave’s putting her in the mail to head back to Suburban Atlanta and when I get her I promised to re-assemble her quickly and do some glamor shots1

Thanks, Dave, she looks awesome.

Pictured: Professional Dave Look-A-Like and Australian Ex-Pat, Dominic Purcell
Pictured: Professional Dave Look-A-Like and Australian Ex-Pat, Dominic Purcell

PS

If you watched the entire video, you learned that the “G” in “G. Edward Jones” stands for “George.”  I grew up in Alabama in the ’80s, I’ve heard them all.

  1. A project guitar, I’m bad at that.