24. OCT. 2012
HI all. Just a quick post to let you all know I am still here. I have a few guitars to do in the following days and then I am finished possibly forever.
I had talked previously about doing a few guitars for area51customs in the future but that is looking much less likely now. Zack (area51) has a lot of swirled bodies in his possession and is selling them now, when they are gone that will be it.
Much as I really love painting them (when things were going right) I think it's time to move on.
Here are few more pictures to brighten the place up a bit.

swirl like steve vai IBanez swirl guitar swirl guitar
If you see the guitar on the right being played well then punch the guy using it and get me my guitar back please, REWARD 5 pounds.
Lizard PAW jem style body on the left is Rayzors.

On an unrelated topic I was driven off the road the other day by this maniac.


T.I.E - al.



16. OCT. 2012
MY EVH inspired 3D Line Art concept Homage Explination video. Rant. contains colorful language.


Cheers al. - Al.



12. OCT. 2012
The draw is on tomorrow for the DNA swirl giveaway guitar body and it's down to the final 3

Draw results 14, 26, 30, 32, 36, 48 + 15
total 201/15
DNA swirl guitar
Congratulations
Greg Rayner 121/13 WINNER
(Please email me Greg ASAP)
Luis Jorge 121/ 3
Russell Muller with 117/4
Same rules as before. This week I am sure we will have our winner.
swirl guitar ibanez styledna swirl guitar like ibanez
A few random pics I never posted before. These will be for sale at area51customs.co.uk
swirl guitarswirl guitar

Till next time T.I.E - al.



07. OCT. 2012

Okay the draw was yesterday and 3 people were 2 away either side of 119 lotto total.

Firstly there were 2 guesses of 121
Greg Rayner 121/13
Luis Jorge 121/ 3
Then we had
Russell Muller with 117/4

As none guessed corerectly it would be unfair to get rid of any of the 3 closest guesses.

So we have a 3 way dead heat and will have a do over next week.
All 3 numbers will go in again as last week (same rules apply) and we will have a winner.

DO OVER DRAW
13/ OCT/ 2012 main UK lotto draw.
Russell 117 / 4
Luis 121 / 3
Greg 121 / 13


Results for 6/OCT/2012

 
ball 1
ball 2
ball 3
ball4
ball 5
ball 6
bonus ball
 
1
11
16
18
27
42
4
Total
1
12
28
46
73
115
119

Winning number 119/4
Closest
Luis (POR) 121/3 (2 away)
Russell Muller 117/4 (2 away)


A Big thanks to all those who took part - Al.
swirl guitar



05. OCT. 2012
Okay tomorrow is the big draw day, I'd say "good luck to all" but that's a stupid thing to say as only one of you guys can win.
swirl guitar like ibanezsteve vai guitar
A few pics of new one's that will be for sale at area51customs.co.uk very soon.
dna swirl guitar like ibanezsteve vai swirl style guitar body

H.A.G.O - Alan.



26. SEP. 2012

Okay here are the draw numbers. What a pain in the ass that was to check for duplicates, ahhhhhh!


The DNA draw will be held on 6th of October 2012
UK National "Lotto" Results page LINK
RULES
Guess the total of all 7 main UK lottery balls i.e
2, 8, 15, 25, 30, 35, BONUS BALL 8 =123
BONUS BALL GUESS 27
The bonus ball number will only be used if 2 or more guesses are the same and they happen to be the winning total.
Then the draw will be decided by who guessed
closest to the bonus ball number. If this is equal then it will go to 2 new set of numbers and the draw the following week, if you're not around to put your enteries in then it will go to the perosn who enters and you will lose on a no show.

Red= Bonus number changed due to previous guess duplication and no reply to my emails asking for alternate.
Green = Someone else has the same number but a different bonus number.

1. Gary Mullins 151 / 20
2. Gary Mullins 164 / 30
3. Jupiter Jill 165 / 32
4. Jupiter Jill PAW 156 / 15
5. Andrew from Italy 76 / 26
6. BBSFA 227 / 17
7. BBSFA 189 / 15
8 Al K (Zoot) 178 / 33
9 Al K (Zoot) 227 / 4
10 Al K (Zoot) 199 / 40
11. Raymond Elliot 125 / 32
12 Raymond Elliot 152 / 17
13. Andrew Hull USA Multiverse 157 / 38
14. Andrew Hull USA Multiverse 159 / 20
14. Marcus R Germany 153 / 37
15. Marcus R Germany 174 / 20
16. Dennis S USA Floral Jem 133 / 17
17. Dennis S USA 178 / 24
19. James Vincent AUS PAW 218 / 15
20. Mike USA GMC PAW (guess 1) 183 / 14
21. Mike USA GMC PAW (guess 2) 196 / 26
22. Mike USA GMC PAW (guess 3) 158 / 34
23. Mike USA GMC PAW (guess 4) 168 / 18
25. Matt Phillips UK (guess one) 113 / 18
26. Matt Phillips UK (guess two) 148 / 6
27. Andy M USA PF 108 / 11
28. Andy M USA PF 148 / 12
29. Tim Matteson 147 / 11
30. Manas Ka UK PMC 175 / 37
31. Russell 270 / 1
32. Russell (guess 2) 147 / 30
33. Russell (guess 3) 62 / 8
34. Russell (guess 4) 103 / 40
38. Jonathon Orr (guess 1) 152 / 26
39. Jonathon Orr (guess 2) 168 / 28
41. Jack Black 127 / 27
43. J Trail 115 / 12
44. J Trail 132 / 15
47. Steven Kelly 234 10
48. Steven Kelly 97 / 18
49. Riccardo Coccia 168 / 16
50. Riccardo Coccia 211/ 28
51. Lee Boyd 107 / 44
52. Lee Boyd 139 / 13
53. Luis (Portugal) 111 / 21
54. Luis (Portugal) 90 / 15
55. Luis (Portugal) 142 / 30
56. Luis (Portugal) 121 / 3
58. Russell Muller (England?) 117 / 4
59. Russell Muller (England?) 108 / 27
60. Marcus Reichert (Germany) 146 / 12
61. Marcus Reichert (Germany) 112 / 38
62. Jason Dunn (England) 77 / 11
63. Jason Dunn (England) 157 / 11
64. Jason Dunn (England) 177 / 23
65. Jason Dunn (England) 217 / 21
68.Mike and Kristen (USA) 182 / 34
68.5 Mike and Kristen (USA) 166 / 8
69. Greg Rayner (AUS) 149 / 33
70. Greg Rayner (AUS) 121 / 13
71. My main man in Japan Toshiyuki 169 / 33
72.My main man in Japan Toshiyuki 102 / 16
73. My main man in Japan Toshiyuki 147 / 24
74. My main man in Japan Toshiyuki 205 / 34
75. V Granson (USA) 86 / 1
76. V Granson (USA) 93 / 19
77. V Granson (USA) 128 / 42
78.V Granson (USA) 142 / 30
79. Filippo Italy 149 / 23
80. Filippo Italy 190 / 36
81. Grer Rayner 151 / 9
82. Grer Rayner 128 / 33
83. Michael L.W.G 135 / 41
83. Michael L.W.G 141 / 16
83. Michael L.W.G 175 / 27
83. Michael L.W.G 115 / 8

86. Jupiter Jill 213 / 23
87. Jupiter Jill 189 / 17


3d line art paint job by Al from OOTS3d line art paint job by Al from OOTS

On an unrelated topic I saw my 3D line art paint concept copied today and even called "3D line art" on youtube and the guy
had come up with it and been working on it? He also trys swirling stuff, what are the odds?
Never a mention of me. He even called it EVH inspired I wonder who else said that?
METALGUITARIST LINK TO DATED THREAD of the EVH paint job
Also found in my news section dated 13. SEP. 2011 in OLD NEWS TWO
To Quote a line from the ATD site paraphrased by Darren Johansen the guy who started Swirl Painting
"If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery I thank you"
I never once tried to pass copying Darrens stuff off as something I came up with, I even tried to copy his stuff as best I could, I did however try to also come up with variations the burst the neo and the 3d swirl on the PGM. 2 others never saw the light of day. Jaden Rose has seen both of them, Jaden even saw the EVH thing maybe 4-5 years back in proto form, not on a guitar.. As did Bernie from world renowned GB basses here in the UK.

neo finished swirl by Out of this swirledswirled by Out of this swirled
swirled PGM style guitar by alan from out of this swirled swirl guitar ibanez style by out of this swirled
Maybe he will come up with these swirls idea next too? lol
3 Neo Swirls painted early in 2010 see the old spray booth before ripping out in mid-late 2010.
neo swirls by alan from out of this swirled

Neon Swirls Video


I have video of a Wolfgang body in red white and black painted in 3D line art. Clear coated and ready to go in this booth that was ripped out in 2009 that I painted in 2008 I have a picture somewhere of it on a couch along with the first jupiter swirled RG750 (below) and the first floral 570 Stormshadows GMC Meanie Greenie and some others I will post it below when I find it, these guitars were painted in????
Lets find a picture with a signature Oh! 2009.
swirl guitar by out of this swirled3d line art by alan from out of this swirled


Old vids I found so made a quick video for youtube.

I did a canvas and a clock shaped like a Wolfgang that was bought by a customer of mine who later had his guitar swirled in the BLS color a charvel on the far left in the below picture, these were painted in 2008! So his clock was painted before that in 3D line art and I asked him not to post the pictures anywhere due to folks copying it.
swirl painted by out of this swirled 3d line art painted by alan from out of this swirled in 2008

This may seem trivial (does to me as I read it back) but I never came up with swirling and anyone who checks the
history can find Darren of ATD started it all very easily.
I'd like to be associated with coming up with at least one cool paint scheme, hence this post. PLEASE copy my idea, go nuts! Spray a car like it I would if I had a booth big enough. BUT have the decency to say that you're copying my idea, don't try passing it off as your own.
Big thanks to Chris the Admin at Metalguitarist, I owe you one Chris as I said.
I don't mind folks copying it but please give me a mention.

Rant over and out - Peace - Alan.

Oh yeah new pic they will be at area51customs.co.uk



24. SEP. 2012
Last PAW UV down to 125! in the sale.
Last day to get your numbers in then your out of the draw for good.
8 string swirl ibanez
Here is a picture of Andrews 8 string Ibanez Multiverse along with his Green Meanie Replica that almost got him clotheslined by
Steve Vai himself and as any real fan knows, if Steve is going to clothesline you you let it happen out of respect , talk about attention to detail.
Andrew build thread can be found HERE on Jemsite.
The Multiverse 8's case is insane outside and inside. The inside is neon pink and black tiger skin print, and the guitar stand
fits inside the case too!
andy multiverse

Random swirl pic of the day.
swirled guitar

Cheers all- al.


23. SEP. 2012
Congrats to BBS, just seen the news mate.
A quick pic to brighten up the top. (no clear on them yet so they look a little dull trust me they're not)
swirl guitarswirl guitar

Cheers- al.


21. SEP. 2012
Wow it got cold quick didn't it?
Are you back in the UK yet Ray? I mailed you got nothing back.
Andy M where did you go one month no emails? PLease email me.
Is everyone on holiday but me?
Luis 2 guitars are boxed and waiting for you, please email me soon as you can.
Hi Flo (GER) your GMC is ready to send out please drop me an email thanks.
Getting closer Russ, Stefan, Matt next 2 weeks or so.
Andrew it won't be till next week now, I will explain next email.

The DNA draw will be held on 6th of October 2012 all enteries are now in see below*.
Please if anyone would post this on forums so folks can see it happening soon that would be great.
swirl dna guitar ibanez style
DNA draw enteries.
* All those in Red bold need to get numbers in by (25.09.2012) or they are excluded from the draw.
1. Gary Mullins UK NUMBERS IN
2. Gary Mullins UK NUMBERS IN
3. Jupiter Jill UK NUMBERS IN
4. Jupiter Jill PAW UK NUMBERS IN
5. Andrew from Italy NUMBERS IN
6. BBSFA (guess 1) testimonial supplied NUMBERS IN
7. BBSFA (guess 2) testimonial supplied NUMBERS IN
8 Al K (Zoot) PMC NUMBERS IN
9 Al K (Zoot) GMC NUMBERS IN
10 Al K (Zoot) Purple 1570 NUMBERS IN
10.5 Al K (zoot) Neo Voyager7
11. Raymond Elliot (guess 1) NUMBERS IN
12 Raymond Elliot (guess 2) testimonial Patriot swirl. NUMBERS IN
13. Andrew Hull USA Multiverse 1 NUMBERS IN
14. Andrew Hull USA Multiverse 2 NUMBERS IN
14. Marcus R Germany DNA UV NUMBERS IN
15. Marcus R Germany GMCNUMBERS IN
16. Dennis S USA Floral Jem NUMBERS IN
17. Dennis S USA testimonial (Guess 2) NUMBERS IN
18. Terry ETF Greece
19. James Vincent AUS PAW UV NUMBERS IN
20. Mike USA GMC PAW (guess 1) NUMBERS IN
21. Mike USA GMC PAW (guess 2) NUMBERS IN
22. Mike USA GMC PAW (guess 3) NUMBERS IN
23. Mike USA GMC PAW (guess 4) NUMBERS IN
24. Elcid USA
25. Matt Phillips UK (guess one) NUMBERS IN
26. Matt Phillips UK (guess two) NUMBERS IN
27. Andy M USA PF NUMBERS IN
28. Andy M USA PF NUMBERS IN

29. Tim Matteson NUMBERS IN
30. Manas Ka UK PMC NUMBERS IN
31. Russell NUMBERS IN
32. Russell (guess 2) NUMBERS IN
33. Russell (guess 3) NUMBERS IN
34. Russell (guess 4) NUMBERS IN
35. Tobias (guess 1)
36. Tobias (guess 2)
37. Tobias (guess 3)

38. Jonathon Orr (guess 1) NUMBERS IN
39. Jonathon Orr (guess 2) NUMBERS IN
41. Jack Black NUMBERS IN
42. Jack Black NUMBERS IN
43. J Trail NUMBERS IN
44. J Trail NUMBERS IN
45. Ryan Scharadin
46. Ryan Scharadin

47. Steven Kelly NUMBERS IN
48. Steven Kelly NUMBERS IN
49. Riccardo Coccia NUMBERS IN
50. Riccardo Coccia NUMBERS IN
51. Lee Boyd NUMBERS IN
52. Lee Boyd NUMBERS IN
53. Luis (Portugal) NUMBERS IN
54. Luis (Portugal) NUMBERS IN
55. Luis (Portugal) NUMBERS IN
56. Luis (Portugal) NUMBERS IN
58. Russell Muller (England?) NUMBERS IN
59. Russell Muller (England?) NUMBERS IN
60. Marcus Reichert (Germany) NUMBERS IN
61. Marcus Reichert (Germany) NUMBERS IN
62. Jason Dunn (England) NUMBERS IN
63. Jason Dunn (England) NUMBERS IN
64. Jason Dunn (England) NUMBERS IN
65. Jason Dunn (England) NUMBERS IN
66. Andy M (USA) NUMBERS IN
67. Andy M (USA) NUMBERS IN
68.Mike and Kristen (USA) NUMBERS IN AGAIN
69. Greg Rayner (AUS) NUMBERS IN
70. Greg Rayner (AUS) NUMBERS IN
71. My main man in Japan Toshiyuki NUMBERS IN
72.My main man in Japan Toshiyuki NUMBERS IN
73. My main man in Japan Toshiyuki NUMBERS IN
74. My main man in Japan Toshiyuki NUMBERS IN
75. V Granson (USA) NUMBERS IN
76. V Granson (USA) NUMBERS IN
77. V Granson (USA) NUMBERS IN
78.V Granson (USA) NUMBERS IN
79. Filippo Italy (NUMBERS IN)
80. Filippo Italy (NUMBERS IN)
81. Grer Rayner (NUMBERS IN)
82. Grer Rayner (NUMBERS IN)
83. Michael L.W.G (NUMBERS IN)
83. Michael L.W.G (NUMBERS IN)
83. Michael L.W.G (NUMBERS IN)
83. Michael L.W.G (NUMBERS IN)
86. Jupiter Jill (NUMBERS IN)
87. Jupiter Jill (NUMBERS IN)

After the 25th Sep I will fill in the guesses for transparency. I can tell you there seems to be a lot of grouping
it may come down to the bonus ball. ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! NIce to see you, to see you! Nice!

A couple of new pictures.
swirl guitarswirl guitar
swirl guitarswirl guitar

Any new pictures will be guitars you will be able to find at area51customs when he's back off his family holiday lucky bas....
No clear on above pics.

Cheers all- Alan.


16. SEP. 2012
And in the imortal words of Agitha Christy "And then there was one" swirl left that is.
Almost finished all that I have left to do now yeahhhhhhhhhhh!
Got some done on Saturday afternoon.
Here is another pic it is not mine so please don't ask.
swirl guitar jem style ibanezswirl guitars
This is for zack @area51customs a crazy DNA lizard LEFT some others RIGHT.
I am a massive lizard fan now (damn you BBS) as there is so much crap going on in there I think this will look Killer when built up.

Also got another couple of pics of my swirls with their owners or built up. Cheers guys.
swirl GMC lizard ibanez
swirl guitar
swirl guitar gmc ibanez
swirl guitar custom painted

Carlo your GMC is FINALLY done and it has to be one of my fav GMC's that I have ever done.

Speak to you soon. T.I.E -al.


12. SEP. 2012
First off here is a picture of Steve from the UK with both of his seven strings. The first an original Ibanez 7620 swirled GMC
the second an Area51body seven string with a hipshot 7 fixed bridge. This one was a long story, involving another none area51 body that took over 7 months to arrive and then when primed painted cleared nothing fit! Super LONG story that cost me a do over as I ordered the body for Steve (prior to meeting zack area51customs) and I hope Steve puts it on the web someday. Many thanks for the Pic Steve all the best out on tour with JT.
swirl guitar ibanez

Here is a video link for Andrew's Multiverse swirled modded Ibanez RG2228 8 string.


And a picture of the same guitar being played by the one and only Steve Vai at a meet and Greet. Big thanks for the video link and the Picture from Andrew.
steve vai swirled 8 string ibanez guitar multiverse

Flo your GMC is ready
Jupiter Jill your PAW body and jupiter neck are done.
Luis your DNA and PAW lizard are ready also.

That's it for now folks, maybe a few more pics and then I think the draw is on ONLY 3 guitars left for sale.
Till then T.I.E- al.


26. AUGUST. 2012
Here are a couple of pictures for you.
Carlos in Japan please email me re your swirl, cheers.
Jupiter Jill body and headstock should be be done by end of month.
Luis (POR) Your bodies (DNA and PAW LIZARD UV) are almost ready.
Matt UK UV + claw your body is swirled now.
No PMC's have been down yet
No GMC's have been done yet.
No DNA's have been done yet. all real soon
Ray I lost you. Did you cut me off? I would have mate. lol still nothing here.
swirl guitarswirl guitar
swirl guitarswirl guitar vai

The draw is getting closer now. H.A.G.O - al.


12. AUGUST. 2012
We are down to seven guitars now, once they have gone I will be finished and we can then complete the free draw for the jem style DNA swirled body. I am still painting back orders at the moment and finishing up some clear coating.

I know there are some swirls going up for sale soon over at Area51customs.co.uk.
Any and all new painting that I do from this point on (barring back orders) will be found there.
No new work will go up for sale here and I will not be painting anyone elses guitars either sorry.

A few new pictures
swirl guitar swirl guitar

2 more.


The above all look dull as they have no clear coat on them yet, when they do they will be a lot deeper and richer colors.

Steve seven hipshot ready to go out.
swirl guitar swirl guitar

Cheers all- Al. (try me again Ray would you please I missed 6 in a row, new record! lol)


09. JULY. 2012
4 more bodies added to the forsale section.
swirled guitar like steve vai's ibanez swirled guitar like steve vai's ibanez
swirled guitar like steve vai's ibanezswirled guitar like steve vai's ibanez
First come first serve.
2 more flags on the testimonial section also.



All the best- al.


02. JULY. 2012

Two new swirls added to the for sale section one 7 string one 8.
swirled guitar like steve vai's ibanez swirled 8 string ibanez style guitar body like steve vai
The Patriot swirl (left) is brighter in person. Cheers H.A.G.O - al.


29. JUNE. 2012

JUST MOVING THIS BACK TO THE TOP

CLOSING DOWN PRIZE DRAW GUITAR GIVE AWAY
Just a quick update. Anyone who has had a swirl off me directly over the years will be getting a chance to win a swirl guitar from me before I finish, here it is... Looking rather plain at the moment. Not sure what color it will be yet.

It's a AANJ Alder Jem style body with the RB style handle, which was never made? Supplied by area51customs
So please get in touch if you were one of my customers as I won't be coming looking for you guys.
I will be running a lottery again, you will all get one entry for every swirl you had from me.
Anyone kind enough over the past years to send me a testimonial with a pic will get 2 goes.
Anyone buying one of the last swirls will also get 2 guesses in the draw.
Please get in touch and I will add your name and country below.
Entering will mean you will need to cover the postage cost involved the guitar will also need to be clear coated,
it will be sent out barrier coated only.

RULES
guess the total of all 7 main UK lottery balls i.e
2, 8, 15, 25, 30, 35, BONUS BALL 8 =123
BONUS BALL GUESS 27
The bonus ball number will only be used if 2 or more guesses are the same and they happen to be the winning total.
Then the draw will be decided by who guessed
closest to the bonus ball number.

So all you send me are 2 numbers like this for the above guess
123 / 27
Please don't make me do math, I can't be bothered.

Folks Entering (so far)
I will ONLY be entering the guesses on screen after the draw date is finalized. At that point the draw will be closed to new enteries, so there's no advantage to anyone. If your name is listed and you forget to mail your enteries in in time sorry not my fault. (everyone in RED)

See Above for names.


24. JUNE . 2012
Hi all, just to let you know what I have been up to. I have lots of bodies still to paint for folks from all over the place Japan, USA, Germany, Sweden..... well I know I have had a few emails from some of you waiting asking for updates others have just left me to it. I have not painted anything or sprayed anything for maybe 3 weeks now and man alive do I feel like a new person, this is what I was waiting for.

This was not cheap but a set of lungs on ebay china are even more....and they're pretty small too.

I am awaiting couplings, when they arrive I can get back in there spraying and painting hopefully now with no bad effects to my
breathing? Fingers crossed.

My Future Plans
I am closing down as you know but if I can, prime, clear, seal and paint my remaining bodies without feeling like I did last time I painted
then I will be painting some bodies from time to time for Zack@ Area51customs.co.uk (my body supplier for the past 2 years)

This is all agreed in principle but is also dependent on my health. All I will be doing is painting what I am asked to paint the guitars will be prepared in the same way I prepared mine professionally just not by me.

As you all know health is the greatest wealth, sometimes it's not till you get sick/ill that you realize this.
swirl guitar body like steve vai jem universe ibanez

This is not my last news as I have not finished but hopefully in the next month+ I will get all outstanding work finished and have some more sweet swirl to show you all, thanks for looking and emailing T.I.E- al.


06. JUNE. 2012
Just added 3 more new swirls to the for sale section.
swirl guitar like ibanezswirl guitar like ibanez
swirl guitar like ibanez
I have some guitars still to paint (you all know who you are) and clear to finish, headstocks to do (sorry Jupiter Jill I let you down, you're not alone)
There might be one more new swirl to be added to the site and then that is it. All remaining swirls that I need to finish are spoken for and then I will be closed... finally, so if you see something you like get it while you still can.
I will be revieling the draw guitar soon, and the draw will be made after a few more of the bodies are sold.
thanks everyone- al.


02. JUNE. 2012
Finally the filters arrived days after I needed them, long story sounded like BS to me when I was telling folks so here ya go a quick pic of the new one's on arrival, again this could be old boxes but whatever.


Marcus's long awaited GMC and maybe PAW?
GMC swirl guitarswirl guitar PAW like Ibanez
Went to swirl a few guitars yesterday and was attached by flies, they arrive once a year like clock work, not too many last year but they're regrouped it would seem for this year, so I will wait a few days.... Unless folks want DNA's with fly DNA in them? Thought not.

Here is another swirl that has already gone, it's Russell's 3rd. This time an Alder UV style body (area51) AANJ with the proto style handle like Steve Vai's original PAW guitar wrapped in a Lizard P.A.W swirl.
swirl guitar like steve vai

Hope you like it, I think it will be killer when fully assembled.

Don't forget your numbers Eddie, see way below. -al.


29. MAY. 2012
Hey all, some new one's that will be up for sale on friday and not before. Some pictures for you, these may have gone by friday or not so I can't promise anything.
GMC swirl guitar ibanez stylelefty universe Ibanez style swirl
swirl guitar ibanez styleswirl guitar Ibanez style
swirl guitar Ibanez style

Here is another one that's sold already it's a lizard GMC.
GMC swirl Ibanez style Lizard

Cheers all H.A.G.O- al.


27. MAY. 2012
Hi all, been down there again all day, Holiday Ray will be happy... anyway. I have taken pics of the new swirls and here is one that will be available to the mailing list members first. Any lefty's on that? It's a lefty UV and I think it has some of the best sections of paint I have ever put on a guitar, here are a few snaps, I hope you agree. Mailing list guys and girls I will email you with the new one's very shortly (days).
swirl guitar like ibanez
swirl guitar body like steve vai jem universe ibanez
swirl guitar like ibanez
swirl like ibanez guitar

As I have said before the green doesn't glow, these are VERY hard to photograph, I do the best I can and also I have no idea what you computer monitor set up is.

Thanks all, some new pics soon and some new piant hopefully too.

H.A.G.O- al.
swirl like steve vai
Russels AANJ UV PAW LIZARD with proto handle like the one airbrushed from history on Steve Vai's Passion And Warfare front cover.


24. MAY. 2012
Got some of the guitar bodies boxed up and shipped out, still a few more to go. Here's a couple more pictures before I can put up some of the remaining new one, that I will have left for sale. This one is spoken for sorry.
DNA guitar swirl ibanez styleDNA guitar swirl ibanez style
Cheers all. - al.


18. MAY. 2012
Just a couple of pics, I'm still busy as you no doubt guessed, some video soon if I remember to take it wth me to the unit.
swirl guitars like Ibanezsteve vai swirled guitars
Got some of the dry swirl out of my way now, so I can get on with painting a few more. Most of these are already owned by folks who have been waiting a long time, longer than they should hence the no more custom work.

I did it Neil cheers.

- Take it easy - al.


05. MAY. 2012
Oh yeah added myself on Facebook a few weeks back. I can't fix every page top left not clever enough lol

Man alive this year is flying by. I am very busy getting nowhere at the minute. Big thanks to Mike for sending in a pic of his 2 sevens now completely assembled on the testimonial Page and Al (Zoot on jemsite) for his purple 1570 which also look brillaint IMO.
I am still busy and still behind, I made a massive error in judgement by smashing part of my unit down in preperation for me leaving which means I don't have as much hanging space for the guitars so the spray booth is blocked with drying painted guitars so I hope to get some of those out of the way by the end of this week and get some more painting and priming done.
dna swirl guitar like ibanez
I have painted a couple of DNA's and to me they look like the real DNA's minus all the runs (at the moment) I hope to do a few more before I finish, still haven't done the PMC's due to above soon honest.
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Here's another pic of a PAW jem style body that might be available if it doesn't get picked soon.
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Cheers all- al.



30. APRIL. 2012
Hi. This is a shout out to Matt who owns this Area51body / Rob Williams necked guitar.
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Hey Matt can you fire me an email please as I have PMC written on your other UV style body and DNA in my book? I am rooting for DNA now.

Cheers Matt DNA it is then heavy Lizard.

Cheers- Al.


23. APRIL. 2012
Just a couple of new pics for you, got almost everything done now apart from all your PMC's and a few other.
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PAW and a LIZARD GMC both sold already.
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Russells PAW UV style proto handle AANJ and a Jem style LIZARD PAW

Hope you like them, thanks for having a look.

Do you already own one of my swirls?
Have you sent your numbers in for the free draw? SEE BELOW
It won't be long and if I don't have your numbers when the draw is held then that's not my fault.


Thanks all- al.



12. APRIL. 2012
Just found this guy the other day, had never heard of him before (my bad?) figured I would fire it up here for folks to listen if also not familiar with his work.I might add I love every type of music if it's good it's good end of.


Quick pic of a new one,
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Hope you like it, it's a Uni-reverse Style Alder body From Area51customs.

If I have emailed you then your guitar is now done if not then it's not done yet, I am crazy busy so please remember I am shutting down so things are being done so I can shut down quicker , sorry folks for any delays.


05. APRIL. 2012
I have been busy as usual, here a couple of pics of what I have been up to.
Those not living in the UK (Lucky bas....) It was warm last week it snowed here yesterday after the summer like weather last
week kinda crazy.

I had my first official bollocking this year, had to fix my mix up, so here we go.
Raymond, I know it looks too good to ruin with paint, but it never stopped me before.
2 piece American Alder Seven string Hipshot Bridge made by Area51customs.
replacement ibanez seven string body alder

Zack twisted my arm so I ended up with this one also.
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Seven string Universe style AANJ with a Hipshot fixed bridge with the older RB handle.

Al here's yours on the way to the postey.
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guitars to paint stillswirls
All awaiting paint. Please remember most in fact almost all are spoken for now. Here's yours again Russell (above) spot the proto handle.
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All these still need sanding, anyone feel like helping out? no though not.

Still need a few more coats of clear, but we're getting there.
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Here's another one for the Zep fans again Rival Sons "Face Of light"


Cheers all- al.



31. MARCH. 2012
Any Zep fans out there might like to take a listen (it was a look but thanks to VEVO it isn't I wont rant about them here, as you already know VEVO needs to sell you some shit you don't want or even need) to Rival Sons if you haven't heard about them yet, there viewing numbers seem to be increasing ten fold.

Great tune - all the best- Al.



29. MARCH.2012
Just a quick update. Sanding primered guitars at present and will be for the next few days and then respraying primer where I have sanded through trying to apply just enough, it aint easy.
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Left Raymonds soon to be Burst swirl 7************* Right Russells AANJ UV/JEM style Proto handled busy LIZARD PAW fingers crossed
Both bodies supplied by Area51customs.co.uk

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Lefty jem style body from down under soon to be PMC
Jupiter Jills reversed headstock jem style neck from down under also.

If you have ever done this job you know how horrible it is and I have to say on day 2 of it I am sick of it already, this dust is so fine it needs to be scrubbed out of the lines in your hands, this I will not be missed EVER. Ps these are not the guitars picture at the beginning of the month, that was just a few of the one I have left to do.

Hey Ray any word on the sustainer?

I hope to be painting soon, I will fire up some pics when I can, there will be a few guitars available but not many as most are already paid for or spoken for or owned by someone already.

Oh yeah I also swirled a full body (neck and body all in one go) guitar last year, but bottled out on finishing the clear as the guitar was a parker fly and luckily the man who owned the guitar (Andy M Best customer medal winner 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) knew a X Parker fly painter who had gone solo, so we sent it to Her to finish Sharron of Shazrock paint and what a sweet job she made of the clear, I take my hat of to the folks at Parker as there is no room for error at all on the fretboard edge as it goes from paint line to fretboard scary, see other pic on the testimonial page, it came out looking amazing IMO.
swirl painted parker fly guitar


Cheers all, more news soon.- al soon to be X OOT swirled!


4. MARCH .2012
Just a quick pic for those starting to twitch as I have their guitars hostage, I am still working hard and everything I have promised
folk I will deliver on,
primed guitars to swirl

Cheers. Al.



15. JAN. 2012
CLOSING DOWN PRIZE DRAW GUITAR GIVE AWAY
Just a quick update. Anyone who has had a swirl from me directly over the years will be getting a chance to win a swirl guitar from me before I finish, here it is... Looking rather plain at the moment. Not sure what color it will be yet.
swirl guitar
It's a AANJ Alder Jem style body with the RB style handle, which was never made?
So please get in touch if you were one of my customers as I won't be coming looking for you guys.
I will be running a lottery again, you will all get one entry for every swirl you had from me.
Anyone kind enough over the past years to send me a testimonial with a pic will get 2 goes.
Anyone buying one of the last swirls will also get 2 guesses in the draw.
Please get in touch and I will add your name and country below.
Entering will mean you will need to cover the postage cost involved the guitar will also need to be clear coated,
it will be sent out barrier coated only.

RULES
guess the total of all 7 main UK lottery balls i.e
2, 8, 15, 25, 30, 35, BONUS BALL 8 =123
BONUS BALL GUESS 27
The bonus ball number will only be used if 2 or more guesses are the same and they happen to be the winning total.
Tthen the draw will be decided by who guessed
closest to the bonus ball number.

So all you send me is 2 numbers like this for the above guess
123 / 27
Please don't make me do math, I can't be bothered.

Folks Entering (so far)
I will ONLY be entering the guesses on screen after the draw date is finalized. At that point the draw will be closed to new enteries, so there's no advantage to anyone. If your name is listed and you forget to mail your enteries in in time sorry not my fault.
See above for entrants.

Also just letting you know Area51customs site is now up and running. AREA51customs
replacement body Ibanez
ibanez replacement bodies

Thanks all - al.

ALL SOLD
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29. DEC. 2011
Well I hope some of you guys are having a nice holiday? A few days back I managed to get some clear onto the swirls I did in late Oct early Nov? so the new ones will be going up for sale soon and they will be released one at a time, maybe one a week? Something like that, I will try and get a quick video of each one before they all come home, then the video will go up on here and it will be on the for sale page first come first serve, no exceptions I will try and fire them up at a pre determined time.

I think that folks will agree that this latest batch is amongst the best I have ever done. Ranging from neat to circa 1987 PAW style by ATD (very messy/organic heavy with pink and yellow) and then there are a few that have been made to look like the last Ibanez UVRE's so very neat dominant with pink and green, No Lizards even though they are now my favorite, (I blame BB Sam for this)
Sam's DNA Lizard seven.

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I used to love neat swirls but nice as they are they get boring real quick to me know, the messier the swirl the better as long as it doesn't run! that's the tricky bit.

I still have some more to do but they will have to wait as it's just too cold now and Jan/Feb in the UK are statistically the coldest months so that doesn't bode well.
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Cheers for looking, the first new swirl guitar will not be up for sale till a few days/week into the new year so I wish you all a Happy New Year in advance

H.A.G.O - al.



23. DEC. 2011
Merry Christmas to all.
I have been trying to get everything finished up I need to spray clear coat so it got very cold last week so I sanded lots of stuff then it got warm when I had dust everywhere, so I have cleaned up and hope that when I go back in a few days it might still be warm then I can spray some clear and get some new guitars home take some pics and fire some up for sale, Some are destined for other places already. After that get back to sanding and get everything ready for the final swirls.

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Count the lions claw lines above? Lizard Galaxy PAW swirled 8 for Andy from the US of A.

I wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year, see you all in 2012.

al.


3. DEC. 2011
PLEASE:
Don't email me asking me to paint you a guitar or your guitar as I will not. I'm am REALLY closing down.
The Irony is if I had this many requests during the past few years I would not be shutting but that ship has sailed now sadly.

I have almost completed the final guitars, I have some left to do and a few on route that I comitted to do months/ weeks back.
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Soon as I can these guitars will be added to the for sale section and it will be first come first serve, all the new one's will be barrier coated ONLY and will need to be final clear coated. I WILL NOT CLEAR and POLISH ANY OF THEM sorry. I can however arrange for them to be sent to Wales for Clear coating performed Professionally by Rob Williams of Rob Williams Guitars.

Cheers all and thanks for your support- al.


18. NOV. 2011

Quick Video Uploaded showing a few seven PAW guitars.


A couple of strat shaped guitar bodies.


2 GMC Sevens.


2 PAW six's.


Cheers. -al.


FAQ Kinda things.

Preping to clear the guitar yourself.


Clear coating


Pre assembly





13. NOV. 2011
Hi all, contrary to what you may have read on some forums I am not pulling an Ozzy farwell tour, I am closing down soon.
Here are some pics of what I still need to finish, I will add pics as I take them.
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2 8 strings. One original RG2228 Ibanez with added handle the second that has been dubbed the "multiverse" with an added handle and routered for a 8 string floyd rose that has been custom made for this guitar.

SOLD GUITARS AWAITING BOXES
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Can you see your name?

swirl guitar
Stray Cat rescue today, long story, kept hearing this screaming noise for first 2 hours of the day, it was this little fella, he has now been housed so I feel like I did my good deed for the month man was he hungry, I called him "Nibbler."

Here is Charles from the US's UV style PMC
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Two new guitar bodies for the for sale section.
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Thanks to all you guys who sent nice emails, I appreciate all of them.

-al


01. NOV. 2011
CLOSING DOWN FOR GOOD
Hi all. I will be finishing off all outstanding work I have on the books and emailing a few folks who have ordered or are waiting on projects from me rest assured these will all be completed in the coming weeks.

I would like to thanks all the GREAT customers I have had over the years.

OOT Swirled will go off line in the next few months NEVER to return.

If you were thinking of having a swirled guitar in the style of the originals painted by Darren of About Time Designs then here is the only place you can get one at present and very soon they will all be gone for good also.

I'd like to think I will have left some sweet swirls out there, so remember to please look after them. Keep them out of the sun when possible especially the neon one's.


Thanks again- Al



27. OCT. 2011
(thu)
Two guitars and one neck went out today, two more bodies to go, then there should be a few more ready to go out with any luck in the next few weeks. Daniel, Andy M, Carlo, and the rest of you guys, I'm on a mission.
No pics today, temp lower, rained most of the day. Didn't get much done with all the running around.


Cheers all, al.



26. OCT. 2011 (wed)
Next rent coming up fast!
Felt rough today so didn't go in till after lunch, not good as I have loads still to do.
Guitars still to post.
swirl guitar

New Area51body turned up fixed bridge HSH seven 2 piece alder. Don't have time to paint it mind you. And that tin is long empty.
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That tape has been on that fretboard for a LONG time I might have to flame thrower it off.


The brigtest thing down the unit today was a double rainbow, it's getting colder and damper.

Peace- al.



25. OCT. 2011
(tue)
Felt great this morning got to around 6 and I was ready for bed?

Okay what did I get up to today, almost had a heart attack at the new price of my primer.
Went to the post office for Tim.
No mulitverse yet....
No CNC phone call
swirl guitar


The run to work, another really great day here again weather wise, crazy.


One piece sapele mahognay seven string from Area51customs, a real shame to paint, oh well lol.
swirl guitar

Rained before heading home


I need more swirls to brighten the place up, I have some to do still so they should be up on here soon, they're already sold mind
you. There won't be anything new this year now, well not swirl wise anyway.

Tomorrow pictures of me typing and paint drying.

Got 4.52 minutes for some crazy ass playing?? One man plays all the instruments and sings? Not a one man band honest.

Peace - al.



24. OCT. 2011
(mon)
Well, this page was starting to lag on load up so were onto a new page for a new week. What did I do today?
Spent money on poison to atomize into the air in the room that I am standing in - Check
Bough a different type of poison to propel via air into said close quarters environment- Check
Called Bupa for rates.
Visited CNC without camera.
Made lots of Tea "Yorkshire" on return.
Had a visitor: "Red Mist" AKA "Big Red" He dropped off a present.
swirled dog

Got latest iphone 5 in post from China, I think I have been shafted?
iphone 5

GMC has left the building
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Some blank Canvasses.
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Left late again
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peace- al.


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