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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2005, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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CUSTOM RT finished with pics!

Well, the last of the 3 customs that were in the works is out. This was the less expensive project but ir turned out very well, or at least I like it a lot. Its based on a formerly blue RT650

The mods include:

Stripping the body and adding a vavona root burl veneer on body and headstock with a translucent red finish.

Figured cocobolo pickguard (sadly the figure doesnt show in the pics since the made the red too deep because the pickguard broke and they repainted it adding more red than was originally intended)

Figured cocobolo trem cover.

New black binding (on the body).

Refinishing of the neck (replacong the yellowish clear with a regular finish and then sanding it to a mate finish).

Added string pullers

DiMarzio Super Distortion
Fender american standard
DiMarzio Paf Pro
All painted in a matching red colour.

With this guitar I designed 5 customs that were build by a couple of great mexican Luthiers, that became very good friends during the process, so im not only glad about the guitars, but also because I met very talented people that are now very good friends.

Here are the pics:

http://photobucket.com/albums/v493/RCB/customs/

Hope you like it!!!!!
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2005, 03:15 PM
 
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Re: CUSTOM RT finished with pics!

Wow! I love the red pickups on the RT-does it have an AANJ? Have you thought about upgrading the trem to a wilkinson, or is the current stock one any good?

There's been a few threads about RTs recently, and I think I might be begining to like them more than RG's! (I know! Shock!)
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Re: CUSTOM RT finished with pics!

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Well, the last of the 3 customs that were in the works is out. This was the less expensive project but ir turned out very well, or at least I like it a lot. Its based on a formerly blue RT650

The mods include:

Stripping the body and adding a vavona root burl veneer on body and headstock with a translucent red finish.

Figured cocobolo pickguard (sadly the figure doesnt show in the pics since the made the red too deep because the pickguard broke and they repainted it adding more red than was originally intended)

Figured cocobolo trem cover.

New black binding (on the body).

Refinishing of the neck (replacong the yellowish clear with a regular finish and then sanding it to a mate finish).

Added string pullers

DiMarzio Super Distortion
Fender american standard
DiMarzio Paf Pro
All painted in a matching red colour.

With this guitar I designed 5 customs that were build by a couple of great mexican Luthiers, that became very good friends during the process, so im not only glad about the guitars, but also because I met very talented people that are now very good friends.

Here are the pics:

http://photobucket.com/albums/v493/RCB/customs/

Hope you like it!!!!!
Looks sweet . Just curious how much those 3 projects set you back .

Regards

André



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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2005, 04:11 PM
 
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Re: CUSTOM RT finished with pics!

Looks fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm loving the red pickups with the Vavona-Root Burl top. They really compliment each other perfectly. The binding on the RT necks looks great too!

How does the guitar sound?

Congratulations on another great looking guitar transformation!
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2005, 04:19 PM
 
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Re: CUSTOM RT finished with pics!

Looks great. Very nice job!
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2005, 06:38 PM
 
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Cocobolo is my fav.
Congrats, hermano!
Tubarão.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-30-2005, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Re: CUSTOM RT finished with pics!

The 3 projects costed about 2200 - 2300USD. This includes building the RGaztec from scratch (add another 300-400 for the components), building the RBM neck and refinishing with the vavona veneer and painting the whole guitar, and the mods on the RT (the veneer, the pickguard and painting the whole guitar.

It was something like:

1200-1300 for the RGAZTEC (without hardware and pups)
750 for the custmization of the RBM (neck included)
250-300 for the customization of the RT

Thanks for your complements!
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-01-2005, 09:38 AM
 
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Re: CUSTOM RT finished with pics!

Fantastic!!
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nice work!
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-01-2005, 06:35 PM
 
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Beautiful guitars man,,, what awesome work you do!

~A
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Re: CUSTOM RT finished with pics!

Wow, those things look amazing dude!

Felicitaciones!

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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-02-2005, 08:36 AM
 
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Sweeeeet!
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Re: CUSTOM RT finished with pics!

The Aztec is just stunning; very nice job on that one.

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Looks great! You'd better be able to strum some chords...
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WOW!!!

me like
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