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
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.
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.
- A project guitar, I’m bad at that. ↩
Despite the facts that this is a) not my guitar and b) I have no idea when I’ll see it in person… this is super duper exciting and cool. I’m very jealous. And those CSM guys do incredible work.