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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-10-2005, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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my bsb 550 lefty project

heres some links to pictures of my bsb......

i took a lefty 550 body....stripped it....stained it ..burned it with a heat gun.....then clear coated it......

i bought the neck used off ****.........it had more wear than i really wanted...plus some cracks......

but it was professionally repaired and the frets leveled and polished........from Eric thanks....

but again it had alot of wear on it.....so i decided to burn it too........i think it turned out looking nice...

i had jennies pickguards to make me the pickguard......nice job he does thanks...........

pickguard paradise is making the rear covers and truss covers just waiting on them to arrive

it has a paf joe in the neck.......and a fred in the bridge
and all the wiring just like the js1000.....

im waiting on ibanez decal to arrive too so i can finish the neck

it will have some chrome parts some black



let me know what you guys think

http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_m...=35934&id=4625


http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_m...=37530&id=4625

my camera isnt the best....but the neck looks better in person

let me know what you think.....

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-10-2005, 05:43 PM
 
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why you decided to burn it?
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-10-2005, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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hi you mean the neck?........two reasons........one it help to blend in the cracks which although they been repaired there still visible and it bothered me............two...the neck has years of use on it...dirty stains on every inch of fret board.....beyond cleaning.. as i tryed..

adding the burn marks gives it charactor and with the poly clear coat they show up nicely
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mmh, and what about playability?
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Re: my bsb 550 lefty project

Nice man someone else here on the board has toasted their jem I think is was. Looks great man but like others asked how is the neck now playable wise?

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it looks sweet. i think you got the burn marks just right so that it flows nicely.
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I like it, freatboard looks cool.
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.....the neck looks nice and straight still.....and the frets were leveled and poilshed......not sure how it will play.....i keep the heat gun moving so i hope i didnt damage it......if it doesnt work out....ill hunt for another neck..thanks for the comments too
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Tamiya club huh? I build their plastic kits (armour and a/c) as fast as they make them!
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-10-2005, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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cool...they make the best plastic kits far as i know......ive had most of the tamiyas......i just seem to sell them ..i enjoy most building and painting them myself
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Looks good.
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wow those burned marks on the fingerboard look very relic!
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Re: my bsb 550 lefty project

Is that lower cutaway really deep or am i seeing things?
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Kenny - left handed guitars always look weird to me too - it isn't natural!

Nice job there.
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Is that lower cutaway really deep or am i seeing things?
Seems like he did the same trick as Steve did on Green Meanie.

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