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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-05-2007, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have put a deposit down on one of these, and will receive it late august/early september. Can't wait!! Only problem is: its black. Boring black. Ibanez give us no choice, we have to finish what they've started!!!

Ive been looking at Richard Fays site, and think a swirl could be in order! I really like the Jupiter swirl he does. Very nice.

Been doing some mock ups in photoshop today at work instead of working as i should have been!







Looks good in solid colours too:





Even a black burst is more interesting!!



Anyone know if removing the dots is possible, or would it be a new fretboard job?? Hope you like the pics, am going to do lots more, got a few months to decide yet! Any Suggestions???
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Even though it may be the most "plain-looking" of the bunch, I really like the brownish/copper finish.
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nice! a quilted maple top with a deep red transparent finish and black-burst would be beyond sweet... and make the burst follow the shape of the horns too...

i love red
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I like that browny colour too, glad its not just me! You don't see many brown guitars (painted that is!). Might put some pyramids or something on the 'board.

Doing a flame top, and will do a quilted one also. Will do that red one for you MF_Kitten. By the way, your body shape mockups were really nice, was loving the S.
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That kicks ass!!!
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Finished a flame top. Sunburst flame is nice!!!







Quilted and Spalted maple next methinks!!
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How about a chameleon paint job? I'm sure someone could make it turn 3 different colors. Or you could always get it painted in a DY or RFR finish.

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3 Colours would be cool. Ive just got too much choice, I can't cope!! Not a bad state to be in tho!

This is the swirl I like that Richard Fay did. Love the colours. It's called Jupiter Burst, as the colours are those seen on jupiter. Nice!

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Nice work, I really like the first 2 swirls..

My suggestion is Yellow Quilt top, burst to Orange on the sides =] I loveeeee that finish, Trying to refinish my RG7620 to it right now but not going totally as planned lol
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That Jupier burst is really nice

To answer an earlier question, you can simply pull out the plastic fretboard dots and replace them wth something else. I have purple heart wood dots in my 7620 neck, and you can barely see them. I also have multi colored dots in my 550 neck, which is a bit more fun But you don't need to get a whole new neck or fretboard to make the dots 'go away'. You have options, including wood putty and a touch of stain.
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That is one of my favourite swirls. I actually love Richard Fay.

These pictures really highlight the ugliness of the Ibby's headstock IMO.

How do you 'pull' the dots out?
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How do you 'pull' the dots out?
Screw a regular screw into them, and then when it's in a bit grab the screw with a pair of pliers and yank. Voila, you are dotless Fill with whatever you feel like.
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Cool, thanks. How thick are they?
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Not too, a quarter inch perhaps
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I'm really digging the mock-up swirls you did! That would be cool to have 3 different swirls that looked exactly alike besides color.
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