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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-29-2011, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, it's time to start on this project. I have had these sitting here for some time and I have cleared up my other projects so time time to get started.

The body is Pearl Swirl and it's not so great. Since this photo was taken I have prepped the body for paint. She will be getting a nice LNG paint job, coupled with the neck it should make an interesting VLNG style replica.

I will document the journey as it happens.

Hope everyone had a great holiday.

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Shot of the pair together as I got them in a trade.


Not a bad trem

View of the neck, I'm having it re-fretted right now.

Good blank headstock. I'm still deciding on what to do here, I picked up one of the green headstock decal kits from the bay, but I may have my buddy airbrush the logo and shoot some clear.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-29-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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very cool - green swirls are my fave swirls...can't wait to see how it turns out!

btw, I should probably know this, (hopefully not a dumb question =0 but what does VLNG stand for? If LNG stands for Loch Ness Green then what does the V in front stand for?
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very cool - green swirls are my fave swirls...can't wait to see how it turns out!

btw, I should probably know this, (hopefully not a dumb question =0 but what does VLNG stand for? If LNG stands for Loch Ness Green then what does the V in front stand for?
The V simply stands for Vine. Ibanez produced certain guitars back in the day with colored vine inlays such as the 777VDY a desert yellow paint scheme with a yellow vine inlay on rosewood as opposed to the pyramid on maple neck.

Ibanez of course never made a VLNG, but since it's my replica I'm building I figure I should make something a little different than the usual suspects.
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thanks btw - where did you get the neck?
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thanks btw - where did you get the neck?
I took the neck in on a trade deal. I wrote down all the particulars around here somewhere. It's a Ibanez neck that has had a new fingerboard installed.
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I'm off to go get the paint for the beast.

Using this to match up the paint to.

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The swirls ok, why dont you like it?
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The swirl was ok; but the body was not properly prepped prior to swirling. Lot's oh hanging bur's and nicks etc. A very poor example of a Nate Pearl swirl. A moot point anyways as I have already sanded and sealed the body in preparation for it's new paint job
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I'm off to go get the paint for the beast.

Using this to match up the paint to.

Awesome project man!!! Glad to see you back, It's been a while......

Is that your LNG???
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I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what to use as a sample for my VLNG project. It finally occurred to me: an LNG
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I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what to use as a sample for my VLNG project. It finally occurred to me: an LNG
LMAO...they say the genius' have a hard time with common sense....

Not that I would ever know
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-31-2011, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ryc! Jesse! I've been lurking and posting a bit, but work has me on the ropes.

I dropped the body and paint off yesterday, so now I get to hurry up and wait.

Got any pup suggestions? Obviously pink will be the color.
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Honestly, I'd be tempted to change things up a bit. Especially if the 550LNG is already yours.

Maybe go with yellow pups/claw and pink knobs/tip. You could also go a little nuts and go with multi-color pink/yellow pups like I did on my swirl.

Regardless of color choices, I would go bannanas if you were to use IBZusaF/C pups. That would put a killer touch on any custom. They're stupid expensive from DiMarzio brand new, but I think they're worth it. Expect to see a set on my (not so soon) coming RG760 NGD thread.
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This is the only pic I took during painting of the pups, they now alternate fluoro pink/fluoro yellow.

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I like it! Food for thought, now if Jesse would quit distracting me with pink guitars for sale of course it's when my wallet is flat dammit!
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