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    Default I CANT buy a Soloist SL1 Custom made !!!!

    I have a question guys, I want to buy a Soloist Sl1 Custom Made

    I have selected the shape and filled the corresponding Custom Select Order Form.

    In the Custom Paint & Graphics section, there is a list that only allows you to choose from certain number of colours and Graphics, the one I want (Sunset Graphic) is not available to choose so I choosed a Black one.

    I sent it to Matts Music (Jackson Custom Shop Showcase Dealer) and they said they were in contact with Jackson, and the said they lost contact With the guy that used to paint that Graphic, and they will no longer paint guitars like that.

    Am I wrong? you can choose any painting you like even if it has never done before, as long as you have the money t pay for it.

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    I would get Dan Lawrence to paint anything you want brother. Let the custom shop build the guitar and let Dan paint it. I feel like Dan could do it 1000x better.....especially the clouds....He is amazing....

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    Ohhh thanks so much, I have some questions Im sorry =(

    So I can ask jackson Custom Shop just to build the guitar with any painting?

    Who is Dan Lawrence, how can I contact him???

    Thanks a lot bro

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    JCF Member Aso's Avatar
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    Minneapolis, MN


    Jackson won't build a unpainted guitar.

    Dan Lawrence has painted some amazing guitars and I have a Model 5 I had him repaint. You can contact him through his website

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    Dan and Kim Lawrence own and run GMP Guitars and both are some of the sweetest people you will ever meet.

    Not to mention that Dan has painted more famous and iconic guitars than anyone else.

    He has painted a few of mine and his work is plain AWESOME to say the least!

    He is my one and only go to painter!

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    JCF (I have no life)Member VitaminG's Avatar
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    Nov 2002
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    if you want an SL1 with that graphic, don't go Custom. Just buy a black production SL1 & send it to Dan to paint
    Hail yesterday

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    JCF Member Mudlark's Avatar
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    East Coast Canada


    Dan has painted guitars for Jacksons since the '80s, though I'm not sure if he's still involved with them.
    I expect more than a couple of those classic graphics were his.

    His wife told me he was responsible for the Lightning Sky graphics for many years. That's one of my favorites.
    96xxxxx, 97xxxxx and 98xxxxx serials oftentimes don't indicate '96, '97 and '98.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VitaminG View Post
    if you want an SL1 with that graphic, don't go Custom. Just buy a black production SL1 & send it to Dan to paint
    I second this. You can find a good, used SL1 and have Dan repaint it. In the end it will be a lot cheaper than going through the Custom shop or Custom Select and it will likely be done quicker too. Dan has painted a bunch of my guitars and his work is awesome.

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    Dan was doing a run of Dimartini snakes for Charvel just recently.

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    Vancouver BC


    Yeah, Dan still does graphics for Jackson, including the bengals which was a bit of a surprise because I thought they'd brought the more basic stuff in-house..
    Popular is not the same as good
    Rare is not the same as valuable
    Worth is what someone will pay, not what you want to get

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    Theres a sunset graphic currently on ebay UK

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    Keep an eye on reverb, they come up regularly.
    This one looked pristine like a time capsule.


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