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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello, a friend of mine likes the new floral pattern very much, but he doesn't have enough money to buy an original one. So I wanted to ask in his name if you know someone who can replicate the body and neck? He wants to use the hardware from an 550. Can you help my friend out?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 01:50 AM
 
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Re: FP Question

Not a great idea for two reasons:

1. Pretty sure you can't get the material
2. Getting it custom built will probably be more expensive
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 06:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: FP Question

I thought that myself, but I just asked. So sadly no FP for him.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 07:51 AM
 
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Re: FP Question

he can replicate the body a la projectguitar.com, and i suspect you could prob find that fabric or something VERY close with a little search around the internet.

and the neck, well, thats less important (for me neway!)
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 08:32 AM
 
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Re: FP Question

I can't really remember ever seeing a replica of one.

Tell your friend to save his pennies. I absolutely love my FP. Definitely my favorite guitar.
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Re: FP Question

I've seen a Chibanez FP2, but I'd highly recommend staying away. A custom build isn't goint to be as much as you think. If you're using 550 hardware--do you have the rest of the 550? You could use that as the "donor" guitar and refinish it very closely. You can get the fingerboard and inlays from aiguitars on eBay.



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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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Re: FP Question

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I've seen a Chibanez FP2, but I'd highly recommend staying away. A custom build isn't goint to be as much as you think. If you're using 550 hardware--do you have the rest of the 550? You could use that as the "donor" guitar and refinish it very closely. You can get the fingerboard and inlays from aiguitars on eBay.
this 100%
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: FP Question

Funny enough he looked at some chibanez fp2's. Yes he has a complete 2001 rg 550. He would need a back route jem body for it though. Perle guitars sells them for 100 bucks, which i told him. I also told him about finishing it himself and also showed him the boards from aiguitars. He is a bit afraid of doing it himself but maybe he will do it. I will show him your diy blog, which btw. is great. I am not shure how he would get the finish right though. Do you mean painting it per hand?
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