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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
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IBANEZ RG520QS Refinishing project question

OK, i have the RG520QS body, it has a very faint quilt. Now, if I redo the finish, is there a way to make that quilt more prominent? I'm thinking blackburst with a red middle.

It's hard man, refinishing is so goddamn expensive. I'm getting my RG565 repainted black, it's costing me 250 WTF!?!!? it's just black! But my next project is going to be cool. I'm thinking RG520QS body, with red/blackburst. PAF PRO, maybe an evolution inthe Bridge. Lo PRo Edge Black, all black hardware. Oh, pickups black. SOrry, I guess a pic would be better!!!

Any suggestions on a neck? I like the maple with black inlays on the RG350's but man those are way to thick. Any way to make them slimmer?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-20-2008, 01:17 AM
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Re: IBANEZ RG520QS Refinishing project question

No reason you can't shave a 350 neck down but I bet you would get used to it in no time anyway. As for the 520QS, be warned that the quilted top is very thin and you need to be careful you don't sand thru it if you strip it. I have one that is so dark and thick with the original finish that you almost can't see any quilting. I think the key will be to thin the colors out and spray thin/light coats so you don't obscure the grain. With mahogany, I wonder if a ToneZone might be better than an Evo. YMMV I guess you got west coast pricing on the paint jobs as I get single color done for $150-175 in Nashville.

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