I started a small project. I always wanted to buy an old guitar and make it into something special. It had to be an Ibanez guitar. I always wanted to mod a guitar by myself but to find a suitable guitar was really hard. And of course it had to be as cheap as possible. Since I didn't had much money to spend I looked all over the internet to find second hand parts, I even did some parts myself. The only thing that I had was a drill, sandpaper and swiss pocket knife
The few things that I bought later was the paint and car polishing solutions. I olny knew was how the guitar should look like. It had to be blue, white pickguard, white pickups and chrome hardware. Later I decided what kind of pickups I wanted. Let me show you for now how much everything costed.
BTW I'm not exactly there yet but I'm close.
I bought the RG 450 for around 135. It was basically a Samick RG450 from 94. The only thing that I've got was the neck, body, a broken LoTRS II and some really used up tuners. The neck was fine so I thought let's go with it.
I got some stuff from eBay like pickguard, volume, tune knobs and tuners.
I got a chrome Schaller floyd for 30 from a local internet site. The thing was it wasn't functioning properly. I had to make some modifications. The saddles were loose. Someone screwed the saddles too hard and the screws had no grip anymore.
The second expensive thing were the pickups.
I bought a new gravity storm bridge pickup. That was the only new think that I've got. A second hand YJM for 25. Still in need of a gravity storm neck pickup but... it's hard to find a second hand white pickup in Croatia it's almost impossible... Anyway, I spend all my money into this guitar so the pickup has to wait for better days :/
Pickups: 110 (for now)
Paint and sandpaper 20
Car polishing tings 25
Small parts and tuners 30
I will update my progress