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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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.... So lately I have been thinking i wouldnt mind building a guitar for recording..... I want to get that bluesy strat tone but with the Ibanez body style.... So was thinking of getting a JS or Jem body from Nate routed for 3 single coils.... Maybe loading it with texas specials or some such pickups..... Anyone here built a Ibby/Strat hybrid?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 07:57 AM
 
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Why not an Ibanez AT? I'm sure there are a few floating around?
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Why not an Ibanez AT? I'm sure there are a few floating around?
That was my first thought too.
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Don't the AT models have a humbucker in the bridge though?

And Ibanez themselves built one for Vai. It was actually cool as hell.
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I think either the RT450 or 650 would be a good place to start. A quick pickguard and pickup change would be all that's necessary. The RT's go for significantly less than an AT as well.
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If it were me I'd try to find a cheap used RG550 or a new RG350 and put in an aftermarket SSS pickguard before spending money on a Jem or JS build.
Also you might want to consider going with an alder body. It might come off sounding better with three single coils than basswood. IMO basswood is better for the beefier superstrat HSH / HSS sound.
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Or maybe Japanese RX ( which basically is the based model of AT).
pretty cheap too!!
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If it were me I'd try to find a cheap used RG550 or a new RG350 and put in an aftermarket SSS pickguard before spending money on a Jem or JS build.
Also you might want to consider going with an alder body. It might come off sounding better with three single coils than basswood. IMO basswood is better for the beefier superstrat HSH / HSS sound.
good point..... The RT is Alder.
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The RT is an excellent guitar! If you plan on modding, the RX is a great base and I know many people that trick those out.
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RT for sure, that's if you can even find one though!
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Cheers guys.... Yeah the premium AT is a bit pricey...... The RTs and RXs are hard to find...although there is a SA160 for sale here..... Hmmmm an RG350 with a pickguard change could work!..... I kinda like the idea of having it look like a Jem tho..... So maybe a NP body.... He's got a SSS routed body on a certain auction site.... Might look cool with a vine neck etc?
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Something like this? (But picture a vine inlay)

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Re: Ibanez Strat

1. Acquire RG560
2. Select neck pickup
3. Play guitar
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