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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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1570 Conversion w/ pix

I hated the color of my 1570. All of the sparkles and that greenish tinted blue... I had to do something!!!
Playing around with the V-RG Builder I tried to find a way to give my 1570 a facelift on a limited budget. I did a lot of research and found Patrick Sims who just happens to live in town. I was hesitant because of a lot of bickering and trashing in here, but then decided to give him a call. I was in no hurry and did not want this project rushed so that eliminated most of my worry right off the bat. Patrick was very easy to talk to and helped with the decision on the mahogany by showing some current projects. His portfolio is quite impressive and he is an amazing artist so it was a no-brainer for me. He had this cut out the day I chose the wood...



After he sealed it I could tell I was in for a treat with this project....





I received the body last week and was blown away. Pictures do not do this thing justice! I could not be more pleased!!!



I went the white Air Norton, Tone Zone route for the pups. I had the wiring and everything done last night but have not taken pictures yet. I am still waiting for the pickguard, posts and studs so I can finish this baby.

This was a lot of fun and was just wanting to share this experience with everyone here. Please do not turn this into a bash Patrick hissy-fit. There are plenty of other threads for that. I'll post more pictures as I take them.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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Re: 1570 Conversion w/ pix

That is absolutely stunning, and I look forward to seeing the finished product!
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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks! I wonder why they moved this into the "Other Ibanez Guitars" section?
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Probably because there are some people on this site who do not like Patrick very much. I'll be posting soon about a mahogany body I got off the bay from Patrick. The quality is incredible.
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FYI, Patrick still uses Chris Woods for his bodies. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but the body is by Chris and the paint is by Patrick.

Nice burst!
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Re: 1570 Conversion w/ pix

Lovely body, congrats!

still, i wouldnt call that a 1570 anymore... more like a custom guitar with a 1570 neck and hardware... Its just, for me, the body is the guitar...
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Wow thats tasty looking!
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FYI, Patrick still uses Chris Woods for his bodies. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but the body is by Chris and the paint is by Patrick.

Nice burst!
Like I said... "He had this cut out the day I chose the wood..."

The day I decided to go mahogany, because of another project he was working on, he showed me the uncut body blank when I met with him in here in Chatty. He cut it that evening and emailed the pictures that next day. He does not use Chris anymore since he got his own CNC.

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Thanks! I wonder why they moved this into the "Other Ibanez Guitars" section?
I moved it because it's an RG1570 conversion rather than a JEM. Simple as that
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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-20-2009, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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That's cool... I just would have guessed it would be in the " J-Custom, USA Custom & Prestige Ibanez Guitars" section. Oh well.
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That's cool... I just would have guessed it would be in the " J-Custom, USA Custom & Prestige Ibanez Guitars" section. Oh well.
Fair enough Moved.

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It's like playing tag with the mods!

Now where will the thread be tomorrow

Groovy Coovy the project looks awesome!
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man that is a sweet mod... im really thinking of doing something like that too!!!
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FYI, Patrick still uses Chris Woods for his bodies. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but the body is by Chris and the paint is by Patrick.

Nice burst!
Sims makes his own bodies these days. See his thread on sevenstring about it.

On topic: That looks very tasty! Congrats!
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Re: 1570 Conversion w/ pix

That looks really really good. I can't wait to see it finished.
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