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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-27-2002, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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Custom Guitars

If anyone has pictures of a guitar they have customized I sure would like to show them off in the gallery over at Project Guitar

They don't have to be Ibanez or for that matter any brand, I have seperate gallerys for each kind of guitar there.

A little write up about it would be good to so everyone know what you did to customize it
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-27-2002, 10:09 AM
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Brian, go ahead and use the 2 you have of mine.
I'll get pics of Marvin this weekend to you as well.
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-27-2002, 12:17 PM
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This are a few that I know that are really cool, I don't know if the owners approve (but they're just so cool )
Thanx Jay-Cal, ik hoop dat je dit niet erg vindt
Thanx Casey, ik hoop dat jij dit ook kan waarderen...

Anyway the bird-inays of the second were done by a pro...

Hope you guys like these as much as I did the first time I saw them
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-27-2002, 01:34 PM
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I have a couple here- in the guitar folder
the roadstar- routed the center, filled with alder, and rerouted pickup slots, and painted.

the blue one- homemade, based on S series shape, with my own changes. started with a carvin neck-thru neck.

and my latest, My RG550 retop with amazing quilt maple.
faux binding (By masking), silver leaf edging covering the joint. you can see the old hot pink finish in the neck pocket. I stripped this long ago, and just decided to retop it. I wanted to lose the pickguard, so I routed it out from the bottom for wiring etc. Note- the screws are to keep it off any surfaces while Im spraying it. I like to spray the faces flat. It has about 3 coats of clear now, I havnt sanded yet, so it looks a little bumpy. I have about 4 coats to go. but its looking good

If you were interesested in putting any of these on your site, I could give more details and better pics. just email me-
[email protected]
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-27-2002, 02:07 PM
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Very nice, Smorg! Love the top on that RG550
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-27-2002, 03:31 PM
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I second that compliment in the figured top...lucious!
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-27-2002, 03:56 PM
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i love em all. i am very impressed and that top is smooth. the straight mini hums are a cool idea.

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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-27-2002, 04:05 PM
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thanks for the compliments, guys. Ive been working hard the last couple years to become a luthier/repairman. I always have some project going. I will post more pics of the retop once its finished. that guitar has quite a story, too. lots of adventures.
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-28-2002, 02:50 AM
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Nice Roadstar smorg! Like the finish on the homemade one too
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-29-2002, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the replies, and thanks for the emails as well.

Looks like I'll have plenty to play with this week adding to the gallery!

If you want to add your own discriptions send those as well, after all every little bit helps

Peace, Brian
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post #11 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-30-2002, 04:21 PM
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Brian, you can use mine if you want:

It's an RG450 that was refinished with color-changing lacquer, a chrome OFR, and new pickups, chrome dome knobs and lots of polish
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-05-2002, 08:03 AM
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Here's another one for ya:

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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-05-2002, 11:42 AM
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Here's another one for ya:

Sweet jesus!! I looked at your site, it's incredible! I can't believe you did that on your own. Was that your first one? It's amazing.
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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-05-2002, 05:40 PM
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Brian feel free to use my pics of my customised rg's
http://ibanezuser.users.btopenworld....rg560lores.htm originally an rg560 eventually,it'll have chrome pups and controls and chrome pyramids.

Will have white hums,and a better black/white/black plate instead of my home made jobbie,was think black pyramids or black vine,originally rg550 neck,rg4xx body

all routing and custom work was done by myself,mostly in the kitchen :-)


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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-06-2002, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
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=o) Well I can tell who's been peeking and who hasn't LOL

Jimm your two were up before you posted as well as yours Joten Even linked to your site from the last picture (sneeky huh).

I've grabbed all posted here and will start to make some more pages for sure, Jem7RB MK that Blue with the Purple mirrored pickguard looks sweet!
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custom inlays , dome knobs , les paul , mirrored pickguard , monkey grip , pyramid inlay , pyramid inlays

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